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Course Code: NFVBT181

Course Level: Level 1

Study Mode: Full-Time

Course Type: Vocational Courses

Course overview

This course offers a solid foundation in essential beauty therapy skills and knowledge. Learn the basics of skincare, makeup application and nail care techniques. Explore topics such as client consultation, hygiene and salon safety protocols. Gain hands-on experience in performing basic beauty treatments under the guidance of experienced instructors.

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 you if you are looking to begin your training in the beauty industry.

The programme involves a study of technical units and related units at a specialist level covering areas which include; professional image, manicure, pedicure, skin care, nail art, make up 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.

You will need 2 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.

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.

If you wish to find out more you can contact Mel Tench by emailing:

You can progress onto a full time Level 2 course in Beauty Therapy, Level 2 Hair & Media Make-up or an apprenticeship in beauty therapy.

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 claim financial support towards the costs of essential course materials. For more details visit

This course is free for anyone aged 16 – 18. If you are outside this age group, please contact Charlotte Robertson on 01782 254141 or email

College Maintenance Allowance (CMA): Anyone with a household income under £26,000 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