Level 1 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Working in our fast-paced commercial salon, The Lounge, you will improve the appearance of the hands and feet with basic manicure and pedicure techniques, learn how to provide toning, cleansing and moisturising treatments and provide advice on makeup application and skin care.

You will also have the opportunity to experience your creativity with themed face painting, nail art and photographic makeup.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following units:

  • Health and safety in the salon
  • Introduction to the hair and beauty sector
  • Basic manicure
  • Basic pedicure
  • Skin care
  • Working with others in the hair and beauty sector
  • Basic makeup application
  • Presenting a professional image in a salon
  • The art of photographic makeup
  • Create a hair and beauty image
  • Salon reception duties
  • Nail art application
  • Themed face painting

Enrichment and work-related activities will also form part of this qualification.

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed throughout the course by a combination of practical assessments, written assignments, end of module exams and portfolio building.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You do not need any formal qualifications, just passion and a commitment to your studies.

Achieving a good standard of English and maths is a key requirement for many jobs, as well as for courses you may wish to progress on to. If you achieve below a grade 4 in your English and/or maths GCSEs at school, you will study it alongside your chosen course when you join us.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2020), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please visit our dedicated Financial Support page.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Once you have successfully completed this course, you will have the opportunity to progress on to:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy
  • Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Makeup

Additional Information

As part of this programme you are required to wear a uniform. There is also a kit required to complete your assessments which can be purchased from a recommended supplier. You may be eligible for financial support to cover these costs.

Ref: Janice Hodson

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Inspiring Success

Sophie Thumb

“Learning about a variety of beauty treatments and taking part in a work placement, has given me the confidence to secure a part-time position in a local salon.”

Sophie, Level 2 Diploma

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Why study Beauty, Nails, Makeup and Spa Therapies with us?

Enrichment Activities

Enhance your skills with enrichment activities such as ear piercing and casualty makeup.

Extensive Courses

We have a diverse range of courses with excellent progression opportunities.

Experienced Tutors

Tutors have industry experience and a passion for the subjects they teach. 

Industry Competitions

Stand out from the crowd with prestigious competitions such as WorldSkills and AHT.

Creative Environment

Develop your creativity and skills in our modern, commercial beauty salon and spa, The Lounge. 

Latest Brands

You will work with the latest salon brands such as Dermalogica, MAC and Star Nail.