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Hair and Beauty

Beauty Therapy Diploma Level 1

  • Course Type: Diploma/Certificate

What can this course lead to?

On successful completion of this course at Merit and the achievement of Functional Skills English and maths, you can progress on to Level 2 Beauty Therapy, Level 1 or 2 Hairdressing or Level 2 Media Make-up.

This qualification may also allow progression onto nails, make–up, retail and hairdressing qualifications.

Who is it for?

If you have an interest in beauty therapy and would like to study this fascinating industry in more detail in areas such as facial work, skin care and make-up then this course could be for you.

What is covered?

During this one year course you will study a range of subjects including:

  • Basic manicure and pedicure
  • Salon reception skills
  • Skincare
  • Photographic make-up
  • Face painting
  • Basic make-up application.

Along with introduction to hair & beauty sector you will also study:

  • Working with others
  • Health & safety
  • Anatomy & physiology

This will be a combination of practical skills and techniques whilst developing the underpinning knowledge of the subject.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

No formal entry qualifications are required, however we do expect you to have strong communication skills and a passion for the industry. You must also have a professional appearance and a good attitude to learning.

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code



1 Year

Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 18-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.

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Stamford College has been absolutely fantastic for me, the professional standards from highly skilled professionals who help you aim higher and achieve more. I hope to in the future open my own salon and continue my career in teaching.

Fay Wilkins
Hairdressing Level 3

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