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Beauty Therapy Diploma Level 1

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

You will study both the practical and theoretical elements of beauty therapy including: consultation, skincare, hand and foot care, nail art, make-up and anatom and physiology.


What Does The Programme Include

You will complete projects/​assignments and homework tasks to broaden your knowledge and understanding in all aspects of Beauty Therapy. Initially you will develop your practical skills by practicing treatments on other therapists within your group. You will be expected to recieve all treatments whilst you are learning and developing new skills. Eventually you will progress onto public salon sessions whereby you will be performing a variety of professional treatments on the general public within a real salon environment, preparing you for Level 2 Beauty Therapy. Additional beauty training is available to you, depending on the current trends in industry.

Entry Requirements

No formal qualifications required, but you will require good communication skills and a willingness to learn. You must also have a professional appearance and attitude to learning.

Worried about your grades?

Whatever your results, we want to assure you that extenuating circumstances will be considered should you not have the grades indicated above. 

We will review each application on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suitable for you.

One of the ways we do this is through a very effective 6 weeks to success programme’ that operates from the first day you start your course. This includes support such as (but not limited to):

  • Allowing you to change courses if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks
  • Moving you between course levels if you are finding your current level too easy /​too hard
  • Incorporating English and maths GCSE resits in to your timetable if you don’t meet the grades you need
  • One-to-one reviews with your academic tutor to ensure you are progressing and achieving well

Our course enquiries and admissions team are available remotely throughout this unprecedented period. They can be contacted at enquiries@​stamford.​ac.​uk should you have any further questions.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

Practical assessments will be completed throughout your course as you provide treatments to clients and produce a portfolio of evidence. You will also be assessed through several external exams whilst compiling a treatment portfolio.

Additional Information

Candidates wishing to pursue a career in this industry should be of smart appearance, reliable, articulate and of a caring nature with good communication skills. You will be required to purchase a beauty uniform and a kit. We will notify you about the contents and the suppliers of both the kit and uniform prior to enrolment. It is imperative that you plan ahead as you will be expected to source your own clients to enable you to complete your practical assessments. You will also be required to do work experience, you will be at your placement one day a week for the academic year.

Potential Future Career

On successful completion of this course, you could progress onto Level 2 Beauty Therapy, subject to performance criteria and a successful interview.


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