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Introduction to Beauty Therapy (Level 1) - Full-time

Course outline

This is a great taster course into the hair and beauty industry.

You will learn basic treatments in the beauty industry and also give you the opportunity to work on your employability skills preparing you for higher levels and work placement.

Practical units include:

  • Basic skincare
  • Basic make-up application
  • Basic manicure application
  • Create an image
  • Basic nail art

You will also study theory based units researching the industry in detail and learning basic skills in assignment writing:

  • Time management
  • Organisational skills
  • Employability skills
  • Social skills
  • Communication skills
  • CV writing
  • Interview techniques

Our Beauty lecturers will offer you a wide range of expertise, guidance and support whilst delivering an interesting course. 100% commitment to our learners is our passion and sharing our industry experience is a huge enjoyment we will provide.

How to apply for this course

Apply online now to start this course in 2022/23.

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Location Date
Stoney Street

Start: 5th September 2022

Course code: C021761 / Q021819


City & Guilds VRQ Level 1 Certificate In the Introduction to the Hair & Beauty Sector (Beauty Pathway)


1 year

Level Level 1
Entry requirements

You’ll need

  • 4 GCSE’s at Grade 3-1 including English Language and maths at grade 3-1; OR
  • A relevant Entry 3 vocational qualification and an assessment to check you can achieve Functional Skills Level 1 English and Maths

Practical assessments will take place in one of our salons working on members in the group and clients, you can also bring along friends and family members for a pamper.

Theory assessments will take place through exams, assignments and creating a mood board.

  • Level 2 Beauty Therapy
  • Level 2 Hairdressing
  • Level 2 Hair and Media Make-up
Additional information

You will need to buy a kit and uniform to wear whenever you are at College. Kit and uniform costs are to be confirmed and will be discussed at interview.

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees.

If you are aged 19 or over you may still be eligible for funding. Check out our Financial Help pages to find out more!

If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss National, please visit our EU Settled Status scheme page for more information.

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