Nurhayat Osman has just completed her Beauty Therapy Level 2 at CONEL and hopes to progress into a full time role in the beauty industry.
The course provides students like Nurhayat with essential technical and practical skills, as well as the knowledge that will equip them for employment or further training in the beauty industry – for example as a Beauty Therapist.
Students are likely to choose this qualification if they want to kick start their career, as it provides a real opportunity for students to gain work specific skills and knowledge in beauty. As Nurhayat says: “It’s really exciting knowing that we have actual clients here in The Salon. When they tell me they’ve really enjoyed a treatment or I’ve given them a new look and they like it, I feel very proud of myself.
“The college has all the products we need to use for our clients and I enjoy giving the treatments such as facials, waxings, manicures, pedicures and applying eye make-up. This was my dream. I married when I was young and this was my last chance to do what I have always wanted to do. When you enjoy your job it makes it much easier to work.
“One of the reasons I chose CONEL was that the course was free and I was able to get a qualification that will benefit my career.
“I started on an ESOL course a few years ago before starting a Level 1 course and then progressing onto Level 2. It’s a big jump. When I started I did not know one word of English – now I feel I am getting much better.
“It’s a lot to learn and it was hard having two children on top of studying, but my teachers were great and were there for me if ever I had any problems. They really pushed me to do my best, and always gave me feedback on how I can improve myself.
“CONEL gives a lot of opportunities to its students and has everything needed to get your qualification and progress in to work.”