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Beauty Therapy Level 1 Diploma at South Essex College

Course description

Those who are interested in a career in beauty therapy that do not have the necessary entry requirements for the VTCT Beauty Specialist Diploma.

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Entry requirements

  • introduction to hair and beauty sector
  • presenting a professional image in a salon
  • the art of photographic make-up
  • providing basic manicure treatments
  • providing basic pedicure treatments
  • nail art application
  • skincare
  • basic make-up application
  • themed face painting
  • create a hair and beauty image
  • salon reception duties
  • follow health and safety in the salon
  • working with others in the hair and beauty salon
  • maths and English


  • demonstrate the ability to work at level one in maths and English in an assessment, or
  • Hair and Beauty Sector Entry Level 3 Certicate or equivalent and maths and English at level one
  • successful attendance at interview event and satisfactory references
  • you will be required to purchase salon wear, equipment kit, textbooks and consumables

Financial information

Through a range of practical and written assessments.

Future opportunities

FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment

Further information

  • Beauty Specialist Techniques Level 2 Diploma
  • Hair and Media Make-up Level 2 Diploma

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Essex College directly.

Last updated date: 25 January 2017
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