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Beauty Therapy — VTCT Level 1 Diploma

Course information

The VTCT Level 1 Diploma in Beauty is a qualification that has been specifically designed to introduce you to practical beauty therapy skills. This qualification has been designed for the 14-16 age groups, and will develop the knowledge and skills to prepare learners for further study. Learners will have their beauty therapy skills assessed in a real or realistic working environment.
The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills in beauty therapy and will provide you with the foundation for further learning. It will also enable you to perform your own basic services and to assist others in the salon. This qualification offers a wide range of mandatory and optional units designed to introduce learners to beauty therapy treatments in preparation for further study at level 2.
This qualification will enable you to improve the appearance of the hands and feet with basic manicure and pedicure techniques. You will also learn how to provide relaxing head massage treatments, cleansing, toning and moisturising treatments and you will learn how to give advice on skin care, and basic day make-up application.
To further enhance your skills, you will also cover artistic and creative elements on your course such as nail art, themed face painting and photographic make-up.
To underpin this qualification you will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety and you will also develop an underpinning knowledge and understanding of the skills required to support you in the beauty therapy industry such as salon reception duties, retail displays and working with others.


VTCT Level 1 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

This course leads to...

This qualification will prepare you for further study at level 2 and you may choose to develop your skills in a specialist pathway by undertaking vocational qualifications in beauty therapy at level 2, such as:

VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Nail Treatments
VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques
VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies
VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Make Up

Entry Requirements

All methods are selected to meet the levels and ability of each individual student. It is desirable but not essential to have GCSEs within Literacy and Numeracy, or successful completion of a Level 1 course in a related subject area. Prospective students may be asked to sit an initial assessment to determine their current levels of literacy and numeracy, if they do not fit into the above category. It is essential that applicants demonstrate an appropriate level of inter-personal skills at interview as this is a customer focused industry.

During interview the applicants needs to be able to express themselves clearly and show a passion for the course and its content.

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Further Information...

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Course ID: 163427

Course Year: 21/22

Course Duration: 1 Year


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t already hold a qualification equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, and you need to study at Entry or Level 1 to progress to Level 2, you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

Aged 19 or over and unemployed or earning less than £18,135 a year? You may also qualify to join this course for free. To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for21/22 is 1291.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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