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Beauty Therapy NVQ Diploma Level 1 at Doncaster College

Course description

This qualification forms part of a complete programme which will help to develop the necessary skills and knowledge required to begin your journey within this exciting and ever evolving industry.

As well as achieving a nationally recognised qualification in beauty therapy you will also develop skills and achieve qualifications in English and Maths. This will help to build your confidence and develop your communication skills, whilst providing you with the opportunity to experience the industry in preparation for progressing on to a Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy.

Training will take place in our well equipped, modern salons, with instruction from our team of highly skilled, qualified and supportive tutors.

You will be taught through a combination of classroom and salon activities and will complete written and practical work. You will learn practical treatments by working on your classmates, before moving on to work on paying clients in our real life working salon.




Course content

You will cover the following units:

  • Preparing and Maintaining Salon ​Treatment Areas 
  • Facial Skin Care Treatments ​
  • Day Make Up • Nail Services 
  • Health and Safety 
  • Effective Working Relationships 
  • Salon Reception Duties.​

You will also continue to develop your Maths and English skills by working towards GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above, if you have not already achieved this at school.


Entry requirements


  • There are no formal entry requirements
  • All applicants must complete an initial assessment in maths and English achieving E3 or above in English and attend an interview
  • Strong interest in beauty therapy
  • Smart appearance



​Assessment will include practical observations on paying clients, written assignments, computer based tests and building portfolio of evidence.

Financial information

You will be required to purchase a kit and uniform, details of which will be provided at interview.

Future opportunities

  • Level 2 Diploma Beauty Therapy

This qualification will provide opportunities to gain employment as an assistant therapist in many locations including a local beauty salon, spa resorts, health farms, cruise liners.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 April 2016
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