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Level 1 VRQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy at Coleg Sir Gar

Course description

  • This course is full time consisting of three days and one evening in college
  • The learning sessions consist of practical skills, theory with essential and key skills embeded within the vocation
  • Prevention in Contact Dermatitis qualification is included within the induction week.
  • A beauty / hairdressing kit and uniform are a compulsory requirement for the course which costs approximately £220 and must be paid for prior to course commencement
  • All candidates are screened on entry to assess for any extra learning support, which is available to all students who qualify
  • Extra curriculum activities include fashion shows, charity events, competitions and industrial events
  • This course also offers progression on to the Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Specialist Techniques and Welsh Baccalaureate Intermediate route
  • On completion of the course successful candidates will have a follow up interview to establish suitability for the Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Specialist Techniques.

Course content

This full time VRQ Level 1 qualification provides an introduction to the world of Beauty Therapy covering the important role of assisting and supporting therapists in the workplace.

NB.  Together with this qualification you will also be undertaking the NVQ Level 1 Hairdressing and Principal Learning Qualification.

  • Essential Skills Wales
  • Wider Key Skills
  • Welsh Baccalaureate
  • Induction programme
  • Bilingual module

Entry requirements

No previous experience is required to undertake this qualification. However a desire and self motivation to work within the beauty therapy industry is essential. There will be an interview and selection process carried out for acceptance of suitable candidates, a beauty / hairdressing kit and uniform must be purchased prior to commencing the course.


Continuous practical assessments are undertaken through observations on customers. During the course students will compile a portfolio of evidence, consisting of oral questions, written tests, assignments and treatment planning.

Future opportunities

This qualification will provide a progressional route to Level 2 Diploma in beauty specialist techniques.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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    • Pibwrlwyd is a friendly campus in a rural setting on the outskirts of the market town of Carmarthen which is also the commercial centre for a large and thriving area. The campus is home to a wide range of curriculum that spans further and higher education. Key activities on the campus include Automotive Engineering, Business and Management, Catering and Hospitality, Equine Studies, Animal Science, and Teacher Training. All activities are well supported by resources and facilities including:

      Modern ICT equipment and laboratories
      Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy Salon (Salon Pib)
      A well-stocked Learning Centre / Library
      Merlin’s training restaurant which is open to the public and available for small meetings/seminars
      An indoor riding arena with disabled access as well as an outdoor arena
      State of the art motor vehicle workshops
      An exotic animal care centre which incorporates reptiles, fish and amphibians
      The location, facilities and staff all contribute to creating a close learning community on the campus where everyone is supportive and caring particularly towards the students’ needs.