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In Short

If you are interested in beauty therapy, this course will give you the opportunity to learn the fundamental principles of this exciting industry.

Entry Requirements

Selection is by interview you must have a minimum of 3 GCSE’s at level 3 (D) or equivalent including English and science.  All applicants will be required to continue to work towards obtaining English and maths at Grade 4 as well as being committed to improving your own skills and willing to work as part of a team.

Course Content

The VTCT Level 1 Diploma in Beauty Therapy is a qualification that has been specifically designed to introduce you to practical beauty therapy skills. The purpose of this qualification is develop your skills in beauty therapy and will provide you with the foundation for further learning. It will also enable you to perform your own basic services and to assist others in the salon.


How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed throughout the course using:

  • Appraisal of practical ability
  • Written tests
  • Portfolio work
  • Industry research and career progression.


With this qualification you may enter employment at trainee level or progress to further education by choosing your preferred specialism in hair or beauty at Level 2.


The College library has an extensive lending and reference book stock, in addition to videos and journals. Specific books will be advised nearer the time of study. You should set aside approximately £170 for equipment including books, correct footwear and uniform. You will also need to supply materials including tissues, cotton wool pads and cotton buds.


If you are aged 16–18 as of 31 August on the year of enrolment no course fee. If you are over 19 as of 31 August and enrolling on a full-time programme of study a tuition fee will be applicable in most cases. Bursary funds There are financial support arrangements for 16–18 year olds and hardship funds available for the over 19s.

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