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Beauty Introductory Diploma level 1 at Leicester College

Course description

This course is an introductory programme that gives you knowledge and skills for the Beauty Therapy sector. The course will allow you to explore your interest in the beauty sector and gain an insight into the industry. You will develop a range of basic practical skills working on the hands and face. Within the course you will gain an understanding of the importance of following safe working practices. You will also have the opportunity to develop your professional spoken English skills as you will work with a range of peers and potentially clients during your course study. You will complete a series of written assignments with the support of your lecturing team giving you a knowledge of the theory associated with the course and this will also help to improve your written English skills. If you are aged 16-18 you will be enrolled on a study programme which could include re-taking GCSEs or undertaking functional skills in English and maths. You will also be required to complete a work experience placement and an employability programme. This programme will help to develop your written and oral communication skills, self confidence and computer skills.

Course content

The units that you will study on your programme are: facial skin care to include cleanse, tone and moisturise and skin diagnosis. Hand care and manicure to cover filing painting, cuticle work and hand and arm massage. Day and evening make-up skills will be learnt and developed together with photographic make-up. Face painting skills will help to develop your artistic and creative capabilities and you will learn how to create several characters. Nail art will include dotting and striping, foils and transfers. Pedicure and foot care treatments will be covered. You will spend time every week working on reception to develop your communication and reception skills. Relevant salon health and safety requirements will be assessed,

Entry requirements

Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 1/2 (E/F/G) or above is required. Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.


The emphasis is on 'learning by doing', and you will undertake a series of formative and summative practical assessments to assess your skill level. A range of written assignments will be completed throughout the programme and support will be given in your classes to allow you to do this. Level 1 assignments will be graded as a pass, merit or distinction.

Financial information

Material fee £120.00. Female Uniform £58.00Make Uniform £39.00Kit Costs £101.00All costs may be subject to change.

Future opportunities

You could progress on to level 2 hairdressing course alternatively you could choose to undertake a level 2 beauty therapy or beauty retail course, or a hair and media make-up programme. You may be able to progress on to an apprenticeship or if prefer could consider taking up employment as assistant in a hairdressing or beauty therapy salon.

Further information

Apply online via UCAS Progress or the College website. You will need details of your qualifications, a reference, and a personal statement to complete your application. Once your application has been successfully processed, you will be sent a conditional offer and be invited to a Welcome Event at the College to meet your tutors, learn more about your chosen course of study and tour the facilities. You will then need to confirm your acceptance of the course offered to you. For more information contact our Customer Service Centre on 0116 2242240 or visit

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: 29 September 2017
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