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Beauty Therapy Diploma Level 1 at New College Nottingham

Course description

If you love all things beauty related, want to improve your techniques in different beauty forms, and have a real passion to learn new skills, this is the course for you.

Whether you would like to become a hairdresser, beautician, or manage your own salon, this is an excellent place to start your career.

Did you know that a Hairdresser or Beautician can earn up to 19k a year in Nottingham? 

With a variety of specialist areas to choose to study, from hair styling, massage, nail art and make-up to manicures, waxing and holistic therapies, this fast-moving industry is an excellent career choice.

At the College you will have access to our Your Look nail bar located within ncn Clarendon. If you aspire to be a nail technician this is a fabulous place to learn your trade, working with real clients in an industry setting.

Course content

During the course you will cover a combination of practical and theory-based modules to ensure you are fully equipped with the skills and experience to progress in this field.

You’ll learn about skincare, hand care, applying basic make-up, face painting and nail art, and you can expect lots of hands-on learning to ensure you master all the necessary skills and techniques. 

You’ll also complete a range of practical and written assignments to demonstrate the skills you have acquired.

It’s very important for beauty therapists to have good customer service skills as they need to be able to make clients feel relaxed and comfortable. This course will ensure you are prepared and equipped with these essential skills.

Entry requirements

You must have ALL of the following:

  • 3 GCSEs at grade E or above including English, Maths & Science
  • A satisfactory interview
  • Successful assessments in literacy and numeracy

Adults 19+ who have industry experience but do not have the necessary qualifications are welcome to apply.


All full time further education courses are free for UK and EU residents who are between 16 and 18. If you're 19 or over please click here for information on how we can help with fees and speak to one of our friendly advisors on 0115 9 100 100.


You will be assessed through a combination of assignments, practical work, tests and coursework.

Future opportunities

On completion of the course you  will be able to progress to:

• Level 2 Beauty (if merit or above achieved on assessments)
• Level 2 Hairdressing (if merit or above achieved on assessments)



If you would like to find out more about how this could unfold for you, our advisors are on hand to help – just click the Contact an Advisor option to the right.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 April 2016

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    • Welcome to ncn Clarendon. This is one of ncn's biggest campuses, featuring amazing facilities including sprung-floor dance studios, a live music venue, recording studios and two performance theatres.

      Clarendon is home to our Music and Performance Academy, Care, Food and Drink and Visitor Services, Health and Wellbeing, including Hair and ICT.