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Beauty Therapy Level 1 Diploma at Milton Keynes College

Course description

Have you always wanted to pursue a career in the Beauty Therapy industry? Are you excited about giving excellent customer service to your clients and being professionally trained in a whole range of beauty therapy treatments? This course will give you a sound introduction and a foundation to build on and progress to future level 2 courses.

Course content

You will study units covering the following:

  • Health and safety
  • Introduction to the hair and beauty sector
  • Provide a basic manicure
  • Provide a basic pedicure
  • Salon reception duties
  • Skin care
  • The art of photographic make up
  • Themed face painting
  • Working with others in the hair and beauty sector
  • Basic make up application
  • Create a hair and beauty image
  • Nail art application
  • Presenting a professional image
  • Functional skills*

*Functional skills qualifications are designed to provide the necessary levels of English and maths needed to ‘function’ in today’s society and workplace. They are a key component of all College Programmes. You will complete at least 1 Functional Skill at an appropriate level as part of your programme.

Entry requirements

No formal qualifications are necessary. However, you will need to complete a successful interview.

The following personal qualities are important:

  • good communications skills
  • smart appearance
  • keenness to work with people
  • enthusiasm and a commitment to the course and the industry.

You must also have a good understanding and command of the English language. Your English and numeracy skills will be assessed before the interview at which you must achieve at least Entry Level 3 in both subjects.


You will be continually assessed using a variety of methods throughout the course. Methods used are practical assessments on clients, theory written tests, assignments and oral questions. Functional Skills are assessed by on-line exams and you will be given guidance and support to achieve these.

Future opportunities

Upon successful completion of the course, you can progress to one of the following:

  • Employment as an assistant or receptionist in a beauty salon
  • Beauty Therapy Level 2 full time or apprenticeship
  • Hairdressing Level 1 full time or apprenticeship
  • Barbering Level 2.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 April 2016
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