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Beauty Therapy Level 1 Diploma

Level 1 Diploma

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Availability & Details

Beauty Therapy - Level 1 Diploma SFY-HABE1D/C01

South Downs Campus

Type of study

Academic Year 2024-25 (1 year)

Examination board
City & Guilds of London Institute

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This course provides a good insight into the work of a beauty therapist. For this course, dress code is very important. Youll look at ways of presenting yourself professionally and working as part of a team. You will be taught in our realistic working salon, Synergy, practising on each other until you have learnt the practical skills necessary to work on clients.

A minimum of 4 GCSEs grade 2 and above including either Mathematics or English.

You will learn practical beauty skills including:

  • Introduction to the hair and beauty sector
  • Presenting a professional image
  • Health and safety in the salon
  • Salon reception duties
  • Working with others
  • Skin care treatments
  • Make-up application
  • Themed face painting
  • Nail art application
  • Manicure treatment
  • Create a hair and beauty image
  • The art of photographic make-up

The theory will be covered in a classroom and you will have assignment work to complete. English and Mathematics skills will also form part of your course and will be included in each of your lessons. You may have the opportunity to partake in volunteering work within the community.

You will carry out a variety of practical treatments within a realistic working environment at the HSDC Beauty Salon, Synergy. You will also have assignment work to complete.

This course requires you to purchase a uniform and kit and we include trips to enhance your learning and experience of industry. All of these costs will be explained at interview and students in receipt of financial assistance will be supported with these costs.

On successful completion of this course, you will have the opportunity to move on to a Level 2 course in Beauty.

I’m very, very happy, I didn’t expect to do so well. The College has been helpful and supportive. I loved my courses, and the teachers were really good – every single one of them. The facilities are great, but it’s the staff that really make this place.

Matthew Randell, A Level student

The tutors were really supportive and it was all thanks to them that I have achieved what I have. I’ve also made loads of great friends and really enjoyed my time at the college.

Lizaveta Sinkerich, A Level student

“I owe the staff a lot and I wouldn't be where I am today without them.”

Tom Andrews, A Level Student