NVQ Beauty Therapy
"I studied Beauty Therapy at Harrow College. The College's Image Salon has really good equipment and the students are able to practise on each other and paying clients. The tutor is always there for guidance and to help if there are any mistakes.
The tutors at Harrow College were very supportive and encouraged me to enter competitions. I won awards from the College on my level 2 and 3 courses and then competed in the World Skills competition. I think achieving these awards will help me in my career in the future.
Just participating in World skills was an exciting experience and winning the gold medal at the regional heat made it even better. It was the first competition I had entered so I was very nervous but it was all worth it. I would like to thank my tutor Debbie who was key in leading me to achieve this award.
I was put through to the final of the competition held at the NEC in Birmingham. The tutors were very supportive; they gave me full support both mentally and physically. They helped me to improve based on the feedback from the regional heat. I didn't win a medal in the final but I became more confident in performing treatments and working under pressure.
At the moment I'm working part time in a salon in Harrow and part time at the Image Salon at Harrow College. I'd like to gain more experience and maybe open my own salon one day."