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Beauty Therapy Level 1 at Coleg y Cymoedd

Course description

The Beauty Therapy qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills through the following units; improving the appearance of the hands and feet with basic manicure and pedicure services, cleansing, toning and moisturising and giving 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, photographic make-up and create a hair and beauty image.

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. The purpose of this qualification is 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. You will also study the Welsh Baccalaureate and Essential skills Wales.

Course content

You will study; Units that reflect the needs of the Beauty Therapy profession, while further preparing you for a career within this sector. Primary aspects of Beauty Therapy to enable you to assist the Therapist, Employment Standard,. Health & Safety, Customer Service. You will also study Essential Skills in Communication & Application of Number and Information Technology.

The course contains both theory and practical Beauty Therapy based lessons with many opportunities to work within a commercial environment. The Welsh Baccalaureate- you will explore a wide range of areas including how Wales 'fits in' with Europe and the rest of the world, the health of the nation and how to be enterprising

You will also be required to undertake 25 hours’ of work placement; this is a mandatory element of the programme.

Entry requirements

You will require 3 GCSEs at grades A* - E including English and Maths or a foundation course qualification.

You will be invited to attend a first line interview and attend second line course presentation. You will also be required to undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy to establish any support required.


You will be assessed via a range of methods which include continual assessment, through observation of your practical work, the completion of a portfolio, theoretical evidence and assignment work. There are external examinations and Essential Skills portfolios.

Financial information

FT Registration Fee - £20.00

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this programme you will be able to progress to a Level 2 Beauty Therapy programme. Level 2/3 is strongly recommended to achieve your full potential for the professional requirements of the Industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Coleg y Cymoedd directly.

Last updated date: 25 October 2016
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