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Beauty Therapist (BWS/Q0102: Classes XI & XII)

1. Course Overview


COURSE TITLE: Beauty and Wellness – Beauty Therapist

 A Beauty Therapist needs to perform the beauty therapy and maintain hygiene and safety at workplace. He/she should be knowledgeable about various beauty products and should be able to perform depilation, manicure, pedicure and advanced face care services. He/ She must be trained in the correct usage and handling to perform the skin treatments safely.


COURSE OUTCOMES: On completion of the course, students should be able to:

  • Communicate effectively with the customers;
  • To provide quality training to those seeking a career as professional beauty therapist, makeup artist, hair stylist
  • To introduce the culture of safe, clean, healthy and pleasant environment at training centres and workplaces; related to beauty
  • To enhance the economic opportunities for the Beautician
  • To provide improved services to the ever increasing beautician
  • To develop understanding of the basic principles, properties and application of various types of cosmetics and their effect on the
  • To impart working knowledge of handling and care of the equipments and implements used in Beauty
  • To train the students in the care and beautification of the body and
  • To impart basic knowledge of setting up and management of a beauty parlour, salon and finishing
  • To impart basic knowledge of profession ethics and


COURSE REQUIREMENTS: The learner should have the basic knowledge of science.

COURSE LEVEL: On completion of this course, a student can take up a course for a job role in Beauty and Wellness.


Class XI: 300 hours

Class XII: 300 hours


2. Scheme of Units and Assessments

This course is a planned sequence of instructions consisting of Units meant for developing employability and vocational competencies of students of Class 11 and 12 opting for vocational subject along with general education subjects. The unit-wise distribution of hours and marks for Class 11 is as follows:


The unit-wise distribution of hours and marks for Class 12 is as follows:


3. Teaching / Training Activities

The teaching and training activities have to be conducted in classroom, laboratory/ workshops and field visits. Students should be taken to field visits for interaction with experts and to expose them to the various tools, equipment, materials, procedures and operations in the workplace. Special emphasis should be laid on the occupational safety, health and hygiene during the training and field visits.


Classroom Activities

Classroom activities are an integral part of this course and interactive lecture sessions, followed by discussions should be conducted by trained vocational teachers. Vocational teachers should make effective use of a variety of instructional or teaching aids, such as audio-video materials, colour slides, charts, diagrams, models, exhibits, hand-outs, online teaching materials, etc. to transmit knowledge and impart training to the students.


Practical work in Laboratory / Workshop

Practical work may include but not limited to hands-on-training, simulated training, role play, case-based studies, exercises, etc. Equipment and supplies should be provided to enhance hands-on learning experience of students. Only trained personnel should teach specialized techniques. A training plan that reflects tools, equipment, materials, skills and activities to be performed by the students should be submitted by the vocational teacher to the Head of the Institution.


Field Visits / Educational Tour

In field visits, children will go outside the classroom to obtain specific information from experts or to make observations of the activities. A checklist of observations to be made by the students during the field visits should be developed by the Vocational Teachers for systematic collection of information by the students on the various aspects. Principals and Teachers should identify the different opportunities for field visits within a short distance from the school and make necessary arrangements for the visits. At least three field visits should be conducted in a year.


Assessment and Certification

The National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) is based on outcomes referenced to the National Occupation Standards (NOSs), rather than inputs. The NSQF level descriptors, which are the learning outcomes for each level, include the process, professional knowledge, professional skills, core skills and responsibility. The assessment is to be undertaken to verify that individuals have the knowledge and skills needed to perform a particular job and that the learning programme undertaken has delivered education at a given standard. It should be closely linked to certification so that the individual and the employer could come to know the competencies acquired through the vocational subject or course. The assessment should be reliable, valid, flexible, convenient, cost effective and above all it should be fair and transparent. Standardized assessment tools should be used for assessment of knowledge of students. Necessary arrangements should be made for using technology in assessment of students.


Knowledge Assessment (Theory)

Knowledge Assessment should include two components:  one  comprising  of  internal assessment and second an external examination, including theory examination to be conducted by the Board. The assessment tools shall contain components for testing the knowledge and application of knowledge. The knowledge test can be objective paper-based test or short structured questions based on the content of the curriculum.


Written Test

It allows candidates to demonstrate that they have the knowledge and understanding of a given topic. Theory question paper for the vocational subject should be prepared by the subject experts comprising group of experts of academicians, experts from existing vocational subject experts/teachers, subject experts from university/colleges or industry. The respective Sector Skill Council should be consulted by the Central/State Board for preparing the panel of experts for question paper setting and conducting the examinations.


The blue print for the question paper may be as follows:

Duration: 3hrs                             Maximum marks: 40


Skill Assessment (Practical)

Assessment of skills by the students should be done by the assessors/examiners on the basis of practical demonstration of skills by the candidate, using a competency checklist. The competency checklist should be developed as per the National Occupation Standards (NOSs) given in the Qualification Pack for the Job Role to bring about necessary consistency in the quality of assessment across different sectors and Institutions. The student has to demonstrate competency against the performance criteria defined in the National Occupation Standards and the assessment will indicate that they are ‘competent’, or are ‘not yet competent’. The assessors assessing the skills of the students should possess a current experience in the industry and should have undergone an effective training in assessment principles and practices. The Sector Skill Councils should ensure that the assessors are provided with the training on the assessment of competencies.


Practical examination allows candidates to demonstrate that they have the knowledge and understanding of performing a task. This will include hands-on practical exam and viva voce. For practical, there should be a team of two evaluators – the subject teacher and the expert from the relevant industry certified by the Board or concerned Sector Skill Council. The same team of examiners will conduct the viva voce.


Project Work (individual or group project) is a great way to assess the practical skills on a certain time period or timeline. Project work should be given on the basis of the capability of the individual to perform the tasks or activities involved in the project. Projects should be discussed in the class and the teacher should periodically monitor the progress of the project and provide feedback for improvement and innovation. Field visits should be organised as part of the project work. Field visits can be followed by a small-group work/project work. When the class returns from the field visit, each group might be asked to use the information that they have gathered to prepare presentations or reports of their observations. Project work should be assessed on the basis of practical file or student portfolio.


Student Portfolio is a compilation of documents that supports the candidate’s claim of competence. Documents may include reports, articles, photos of products prepared by students in relation to the unit of competency.


Viva voce allows candidates to demonstrate communication skills and content knowledge. Audio or video recording can be done at the time of viva voce. The number of external examiners would be decided as per the existing norms of the Board and these norms should be suitably adopted/adapted as per the specific requirements of the vocational subject. Viva voce should also be conducted to obtain feedback on the student’s experiences and learning during the project work/field visits.


Upon successful completion of the course by the candidate, the Central/ State Examination Board for Secondary Education and the respective Sector Skill Council will certify the competencies.


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