Banbury beauty students work alongside Jennifer Young on 'Beauty Despite Cancer' project

Beauty therapy students at Banbury and Bicester College are working alongside Beauty Despite Cancer founder, Jennifer Young on an exciting virtual project.

By Matt Elofson
Thursday, 14th January 2021, 10:35 am
Beauty therapy student pre-lockdown at Banbury and Bicester College. (photo from Banbury and Bicester College)
Beauty therapy student pre-lockdown at Banbury and Bicester College. (photo from Banbury and Bicester College)

This unique project aims to equip Level 3 students at Activate Learning with the knowledge they need to work with clients who are undergoing cancer treatment.

Through self-study, students are learning about high-risk cross infection, the effects of chemotherapy and how to work with vulnerable clients. This work will form part of their project-based learning for the academic year.

Denise Porter, Beauty Therapy tutor at Banbury and Bicester College, said: “This has been a good way to expand our beauty therapy students' knowledge about cancer treatments and how it impacts on our clients lives.

“The qualification also covers key health and safety issues which relate to Covid-19 and best practice within salons.”

Jennifer Young, director at beauty despite cancer, said: “I’d like to thank the students for their enthusiasm. This is a great project, and I am more than happy to support Activate Learning and the beauty industry in learning more about these specialist treatments.”

Jade Underwood, beauty therapy student at Banbury and Bicester College, said, “The course has clear information about how to help and treat clients with cancer, which is a very good way of reaching a larger clientele base.”

Rita Machado, beauty therapy student at Banbury and Bicester College, said: “The course has been clearly laid out so I could learn the relevant information easily and quickly while gaining a qualification in this important area. I am happy to receive my certificate this term.”

As part of this ongoing project, students will also offer a fundraising skincare bar to raise money for a chosen charity.

To learn more about beauty therapy programmes available at Activate Learning, please visit www.activatelearning.ac.uk or contact us on 0800 612 6008.