NSCG | Level 1 Certificate in Beauty Therapy
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Course overview

The aim of the course is to provide a programme of training, leading to a nationally recognised professional qualification, for individuals working within the beauty industry. This qualification would suit individuals who are looking to begin their training in the beauty industry.
The programme involves a study of technical units and related units including Professional Image, Manicure, Pedicure, Skincare, Nail Art & Makeup and Face Painting.
You learn by carrying out assignments designed to enable you to show competence. Some of these are practical, some written and some are spoken responses to your tutor’s questions.


As part of your study programme you will complete maths and/or English qualifications if you have not already achieved a grade 4 or above.

The study programme will also incorporate work experience and a range of work related activities to ensure that you have the breadth of skills required to progress to further training on Level 2 or an apprenticeship.

What else do I need to know?

You will need to purchase a uniform and kit before you can enrol on the course. The costs of these items will be discussed with you prior to enrolment. You may be able to to claim financial support towrads the cost of essential course materials. Please see www.nscg.ac.uk/finance

What are the entry requirements?

You will need to have two GCSEs at grade 2. However, if you have a keen interest in the subject and commitment to succeed, your entry requirements will be discussed at interview.

How is it assessed?

You are continually assessed throughout the course by building a portfolio of work, assignments and practical assessments observed by your assessor on a selection of clients.

What financial support is on offer?

This course is free for anyone aged 16 – 18. If you are outside this age group please contact 01782 254188.
College Maintenance Allowance (CMA): Anyone with a household income under £23,000 can receive up to £20 per week financial support to help pay for travel and meals and meet the costs of essential trips, books, stationery and equipment. The payments will be subject to full attendance on your course. A range of other financial support is available, depending on your personal circumstances. For more details visit www.nscg.ac.uk/finance

What can I do next?

You could progress onto a full time level 2 beauty therapy course, level 2 hair & media make-up or an apprenticeship in beauty therapy.

How do I find out more?

If you wish to find out more you can contact Diane Hutchinson by emailing: diane.hutchinson@nscg.ac.uk

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