The Level 1 Certificate in Beauty Therapy has a number of mandatory units, which include health and safety, prepare and maintain salon treatment work areas, contribute to the development of effective working relationships, assist with facial skin care treatments, assist with nail services. You will also provide basic treatments in manicures, pedicures and make-up as part of the Award.

As part of your continued training, you will spend a minimum of 3 sessions in our modern and well equipped beauty salons. You will be taught by experienced vocational lecturers who have worked, or are currently working, in the beauty therapy industry and they therefore have a wide and current experience of the industries needs and trends.
The practical salon skills are further supported by one to one reviews, underpinning theory and work skills.

Your initial training is carried out on group members before progressing onto paying clients.  You will be expected to behave in a highly professional manner at all times while in the salons and surrounding public areas. You will wear a uniform and are required to bring all equipment with you for each salon session.

Our Study Programme includes opportunities for you to develop your English and Maths skills as required. You may be expected to complete either functional skills or GCSE qualifications as part of your course depending on your GCSE results.

What qualification will I gain?

City and Guilds Certificate in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy (Beauty Pathway) Level 1 (QCF), Functional Skills English and Maths

Entry requirements?

A genuine interest in the beauty therapy industry and a satisfactory school report, including good attendance and behaviour.

What progression options will I have?

Successful students can progress onto a Level 2 programme. You must also produce a positive report and attendance records, achieve functional skills and pass the progression entry test.

What costs are involved?

Tuition Fees:
16-18 - free
19+ - £1650

£70 Exam Board registration

Other Costs (payable by all students): £60 Material fee contribution and £40 Trip

This course may also attract additional costs, for example, kit, uniform or books, that all students will be required to pay. Please contact the College for further details.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is continuous throughout the course. Assessment will consist of practical observations written and oral questions, end of unit tests. You will also produce a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your skills and knowledge.