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Overview

Beauty therapists carry out a wide variety of treatments on clients’ faces and bodies. This could include: hair removal, facials, manicures, spray tanning, electrotherapy and the applying of makeup.

By choosing a career in this industry, you will have the opportunity to combine creativity with customer care; helping people to look and feel great.

This Level 1 course will suit you if you are an adult returning to education and new to the beauty industry. The course is designed as a transition into education and will support you to develop skills you need to progress to the technical qualifications at a higher level. Basic English skills development is also available for you to study (not applicable if you study at the weekend or evening).

For more reasons why you should consider beauty as a career, visit: https://www.sccb.ac.uk/latest-news/item/773-thought-about-a-career-in-beauty-therapy

Course description

Beauticians are specialists in understanding and discussing client requirements, advising and analysing skincare and beauty regimes, giving treatments and applying cosmetics.

You will gain skills in a range of areas including assisting in beauty treatments, as well as important customer service and communication skills, which will set you on the road to a successful career in the industry. You will also benefit from a range of enrichment activities to develop your skills further, these include trips and external speakers and visits from industry experts (Evening learners are able to attend any external events which occur in the week).

You will train in our purpose built salons using high street branded products and we are stockists of professional products such as Dermalogica, Elemis and Orly Nails. All our tutors are highly experienced Beauty Therapists that have expertise in all treatments, which will ensure you are able to offer services to a wide variety of clients.

You will need beauty kit and the cost is approx £200 (subject to change) which includes a uniform top. The equipment is ordered through the college at the time of enrolment, you may make an application to the learner support fund for help towards the cost and this award is subject to your individual circumstances. If you are not eligible for learning support fund you will be liable for the full cost of the equipment.

Uniform in the salons is compulsory and this consist of the tunic top supplied in your equipment, you must supply yourself, plain black shoes with a closed in toe and heel (strictly no trainers) plain black trousers (no leggings or jeans).

What areas will I study?

  • Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety
  • Contribute to the development of effective working relationships
  • Prepare and maintain salon treatment work areas.
  • Assist with salon reception duties
  • Assist with facial skin care treatments
  • Assist with nail services.

Functional Skills Entry 3 English

Student Comments

An employer from a salon visited the college to work with the Level 1 learners, she said “I am very impressed, not only with the initial standards I have observed, but also with the politeness of the students towards each other. These skills are what salons are looking for."

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 September 2022, Duration: 32 Weeks - 32 Weeks Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 September 2022, Duration: 32 Weeks £362.00 32 Weeks In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
24+ September 2022, Duration: 32 Weeks Please contact the college for fee information 32 Weeks In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.