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Beauty Therapy Technical Certificate Level 1 (HAB1) at Barnsley College

Course description

This course is an introduction to beauty therapy; you will be learning the skills required to assist the beauty therapist in their role and carrying out treatments within a commercial salon environment. You will be working as a team to ensure the smooth running of the salon.

Course content

On this course you will start to build the practical skills and knowledge that you need to start a career in the hair and beauty industry.

Course themes:

• Contribute to the development of effective working relationships

• Prepare for and maintain the beauty therapy work area

• Assist with facial treatments/carry out express facials

• Assist with nail treatments on the hands and feet / carry out express manicures/pedicures

Entry requirements

3 GCSEs at grade 2/E or above including English


Courses may be assessed through a variety of methods including coursework, practical or examination. For up to date information please visit

Financial information

Financial support

If your total annual household income is less than £35,000 you could be eligible for financial support through our Learner Support Fund for travel (up to £700), if your household income is below £20,000 you could be eligible for food, trips, printing, equipment and childcare. You don’t have to pay this money back.

You can pick up a Learner Support Fund application form from Student Services on the ground floor at the Old Mill Lane campus.

Guaranteed bursaries

If you are aged between 16 and 18 and currently living on your own, in care or leaving care, you could be eligible for a non-repayable bursary of up to £1,200 per year.*


You can get FREE meals at college if your household income is less than £20,000. Speak to Student Services to find out more on +44 (0)1226 216 267

FREE bus services!

We realise that getting to and from college might not be very easy for everyone so we have funded four free return bus services for our students. They go to and from the Old Mill Lane campus which is just a few minutes’ walk from our Sixth Form college campus.

Shelley > Old Mill Lane campus

Stocksbridge via Penistone > Old Mill Lane campus

South Elmsall via South Kirby, Hemsworth, Kinsley, Fitzwilliam and Ryhill > Old Mill Lane campus

Rotherham via Ecclesfield and Chapeltown > Old Mill Lane campus

These bus routes are completely free for our students and operate on a first come, first served basis. Each route operates to ensure students get to college before lessons start and a return service is provided after lessons finish. Please contact Student Services for details of pick-up points and times or go to:

*Terms and conditions apply16 +44 (0)1226 216 123




Future opportunities

On completion of the programme you may wish to progress to Level 2 Beauty Therapy, Level 2 Nail Services, Level 2 Foundation Modern Apprenticeship or Level 2 Hairdressing.

Further information

Additional Learning Support

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact the Additional Learning Support team on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Information Unit

We have a dedicated team available to provide information on all of our courses and to help you to make the right choices about your future. The team are based at the Old Mill Lane site.

Drop in:

Monday – Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm

Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm

Tel: +44 (0)1226 216 123




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: 23 August 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: This course runs for one year, commencing in September.
  • Course code: HAB1
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