Diploma in Beauty Therapy (VTCT)

Diploma in Beauty Therapy (VTCT)

Study Mode: Full Time
Course Level: Level 1

Where will this course lead?

Our Level 1 Diploma in Beauty Therapy is a specialist vocationally related introductory qualification, designed for those interested beginning a career in Beauty Therapy with little or no previous experience of working within a salon or spa, to enable you to develop your skills to progress into a level 2 Beauty Therapy course or employment.

What will I study?

This qualification will enable you to gain skills in manicure and pedicure treatments, you will also learn how to perform a basic facial and how to provide basic makeup application.

To underpin this qualification you will develop knowledge of health and safety and you will also develop  knowledge and understanding of the skills required to support you in the beauty therapy industry such as presenting a professional image in the salon, retail and working with others.

How will this course be delivered?

The practical elements of this course will be delivered in the college commercial salons and the other half of the programme involves assignments, external tests and portfolio building.

What qualifications will I get?

VRQ level 1 Certificate in Beauty Therapy

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is by practical observations, course work, assignments and external tests.

How do I get a place on the course?

Places are offered by an interview and a screening test.

What are the entry requirements?

To gain entry to this course you need:
- Satisfactory reference
- Successful interview

What else do I need to know?

A minimum of 94% attendance is needed to complete the course however, 100% is expected.

You will complete 1 week of work experience to give you an insight to the working industry, this can be completed inside a salon or spa.

To enhance your learning experience in college we provide exciting opportunities to go on college trips, exhibitions, guest speakers will come into the college to share company products and treatments with you.

Additional activities can be:
- Open events and evenings in college
- Beauty shows
- Competition work
- Charity activities
- Working out in the community
- Insight into level 2 Beauty Therapy for career progression

Extra costs:


Uniform- £53.00

Trip- £ 30.00


Total cost £135.00

Good levels of English and Maths are important for your success in your course, your chosen vocation and life. Throughout your course you will continue to develop your English and Maths skills in your vocational classes.

If you haven't achieved an A*/9 - C/4 grade in English or Maths at GCSE, or a Level 2 Functional Skill, you will also be working towards a qualification in English or Maths at a level that will enable you to progress towards these grades.

If you have Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.

Solihull College & University Centre offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.

What can I do after this course?

This qualification will prepare you for further study at level 2 and you may choose to develop your skills in a specialist pathway by undertaking vocational qualifications in beauty therapy at Level 2

Have a question about the course?
Please contact Admissions on 0121 678 7000 with any queries.
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Course Fee (p.a)
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Blossomfield Campus




N/A For 16 to 18 Year Olds


Full Time