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Beauty 8
Level 1

Introduction to Hair & Beauty


1 year


Rush Green Campus


Sept 2023




Beauty Therapy

A real insight into the health & beauty industry.

This course offers experience across a range of specialisms - ideal if you're not yet sure where you want to focus.

You'll learn basic beauty therapy treatments and the skills to assist Beauty Therapists in salons and spas.

You'll cover:

  • Working with clients
  • Reception & customer-care
  • Hand care
  • Skin care
  • Nail art

You'll need to do both written assignments and practical observations, as well as online exams.

Students will also build a portfolio of evidence throughout the course.

You'll be training in our commercial and training beauty salon which is open to paying customers!

You will need to have GCSE Maths, English Language and two additional subjects at grade 2 (E) or above.

As part of the application process you will also be asked to explain why you want to study this course, so that we can ensure any course offer made aligns to your career goals.

The tutors on this course have outstanding knowledge and experience from working in the hair & beauty industry, as well as valuable industry links to help you gain an insight into the industry.

There are many opportunities for you to work in realistic industry environments, thanks to our commercial salons.

Completing this course will enable you to progress onto further courses, including the Level 1 Award - Introduction to Hair & Beauty Sector, and the Level 1 Diploma in Beauty Therapy.

Further study will improve your job prospects for the future.

Where it can lead to
You could progress to the following courses
Career progression

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.