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Certificate in Beauty Therapy Level 1 at Stockton Riverside College

Course description

Whether you want to work in a high street salon, run your own business or travel the world offering treatments on a cruise ship, a career in beauty can get you there. Our programmes will give you the skills and knowledge you need to get started, deliver great service and master the latest techniques.

Course content

Training in our on-site salon will help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to launch your future career. Starting with the basics first, you will then go on to learn more advanced techniques and treatments. You'll also learn about health and safety, how the body works and get pointers on setting up your own business.

You will study both the theory and practical aspects of beauty therapy, and you will be taught the underpinning knowledge and skills to successfully perform these services. Your week will be split in to classroom based learning and commercial salons.

Entry requirements

You will need a keen interest in the Beauty therapy industry.


You will be assessed by carrying out practical assessments and observations, as well as oral questioning and multiple choice tests. You will also carry out on-line exams and build an e-portfolio.


Future opportunities

On completion of this course and you can move on to the second year where you’ll study for a Level 2 qualification.

Further information

You will be required to attend classes in full college uniform, and you will be required to bring your kit to practical sessions. Functional skills attendance is compulsory. You can also attend Beauty Therapy exhibitions and enrichment activities as part of this course.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 May 2016

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