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|Dutch term or phrase: Uiterlijke verzorging|
|On a certificate: Sector Gezondheidszorg en uiterlijke verzorging van het ROC, Nijmegen. Would Uiterlijke Verzorging equate to Beauty Therapy in this context?|
|Local time: 06:00|
|beauty therapy / beauty care|
Since this relates to a ROC, it makes sense to look at similar educational establishments in the English-speaking world. In the UK at least, this particular field of study would indeed be called "beauty therapy" or "beauty care" and the qualification awarded would most likely be an NVQ (National Vocational Qualification).
(Incidentally, some of us might think that the word "therapy" should not be used in this context, but that's beside the point: that's what they call it!)
A search on Google for "beauty therapy" + NVQ yields plenty of relevant hits:
http://www.google.com/search?q="beauty therapy" NVQ
Here's one example, from Redbridge College:
"What qualifications do I get?
VTCT NVQ Level 2 in Beauty Therapy.
What will I study?
There are ten mandatory Units:
Ensure your own actions reduce risks to Health & Safety;
Promote additional services to clients;
Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work;
Improve and maintain facial skin condition;
Provide eyelash and eyebrow treatment;
Remove hair using waxing techniques;
Provide manicure treatment;
Provide Pedicure treatment;
Provide make-up treatment;
Fulfil Salon Reception duties.
Key Skills at Level 2 (You will need to attend an extra 3 hours per week for ICT, Communication and Numeracy).
In depth study of anatomy and physiology.
On completion of Level 2 you will be given the opportunity to apply for Level 3 which enables you to study more advanced studies in Beauty Therapy.
Work experience is a mandatory part of this course. There are one day courses available throughout the year e.g. Airbrush Tanning; Airbrush Nails; St.Tropez; Free Hand Nail Art; Advance Waxing; Tooth Gems.
"Beauty care" is an alternative, but is not used as frequently.
Note added at 18 hrs (2007-10-31 09:51:17 GMT)
On the issue of why the word "therapy" is used in this context, I would suggest it is simply a harmless form of self-aggrandisement on the part of beauticians, in the same way that dustbin men are now "waste disposal operatives" :-)
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In the context of health care, nursing perhaps, I think 'personal care' (general non-medical patient care, but including personal grooming) would work well.
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