Beauty Courses

Start Date
Full Time

This course is designed to give you a good foundation in beauty therapy so that you can go on to a Level 2 course or work as an assistant or receptionist in a beauty salon. It covers health and safety, facial treatments, manicures and assisting in the salon.

You will also study functional skills or GCSE's in English and maths.

  • About the Course

    You will learn through a variety of activities in the class and also through work experience in the college salons. 

    You will study:

    • Introduction to the hair and beauty sector
    • Facial treatments and skin care
    • Basic manicure and pedicure
    • Presenting a professional image in a salon
    • Employability skills
    • Teambuilding.

    You will also study functional skills or GCSE in English and maths.

    You will have a personal tutor to guide and support you through the course. A weekly tutorial allows you and your tutor to develop individual learning plans that will assist in learning and in developing responsibility for your own learning.

  • Additional Costs

    Additional Fees

    £50.98 - beauty kit, tunic and textbook (cost subject to change).

  • Entry Requirements
    None, but you will have an assessment. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Progression

    Level 2 Beauty Therapy or work as an assistant or receptionist in a beauty salon.

  • Assessment Method

    You will be assessed through practical assessments and by building a portfolio of work throughout the year. Regular reports on progress are provided to parents/guardians of students aged under 19 years.

    The programme is unit based and is delivered individually at different stages throughout the course. You will be assessed when you feel you are competent. There are three areas of assessment:

    • Practical: you carry out the skill
    • Oral: you answer questions on your underpinning knowledge of the skill
    • Written: a portfolio of evidence or a on line test or an assignment, depending on the unit.

How to Apply

Please click the apply now button and fill out the online application form. An adviser will be in touch regarding interview dates.


Course Info

Courses for 16-18 years

Full Time

Level 1

Location Isleworth

Start Date 02/09/2024

VTCT VRQ Level 1


Holly Morgan
Lecturer in Beauty Therapy

“Before becoming a teacher I worked as a beauty therapist in salons, spas and on cruise ships.”

Holly Morgan
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