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Hair and Beauty

Beauty Therapy, Nails and Make-up Introduction Level 1 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course commences in September 2024 and runs for one year.

Entry requirements

  • Three GCSEs at grade 2 or above including English and a positive school report.

If you don’t currently meet these entry requirements, you maybe able to study a Level 1 Foundation Learning course.

You will achieve

You will achieve:

Beauty Therapy Technical Certificate Level 1
Other qualifications and participation certificates where appropriate

Course overview

This course is an introduction to beauty therapy. You will learn the skills required to assist beauty therapists in their role and carry out treatments within a commercial salon environment. 


Course content

On this course, you will start to build the practical skills and knowledge that you need to start a career in the beauty industry.

Course themes:

  • Contribute to the development of effective working relationships
  • Prepare for and maintain the beauty therapy work area
  • Assist with facial treatments/carry out express facials
  • Assist with nail treatments on the hands and feet, carry out express manicures and pedicures
  • Assist in reception duties


You will be assessed continuous assessment and examination.

You will be required to purchase an essential equipment kit, make up kit, uniform, shoes and text book before starting the course which are ordered using the order forms which will be provided at the interview.

On completion of the programme, you may wish to progress to Level 2 Beauty Therapy   Level 2 Nail ServicesLevel 2 Beauty Therapist Apprenticeship or Level 2 Hairdressing.

See what careers are available in the Hair and Beauty sector. Use our online careers tool, Career Coach, to find out what your next steps could be.

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

Extra information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Having good English and Maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and Maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and Maths we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level Maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme.

If you need any further information, please contact our friendly Information Team.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Beauty Therapy, Nails and Make-up Introduction Level 1 Full-time

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