Beauty Therapy Certificate Level 1

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    Full Time

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    One Year

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    September 2024


The VTCT Level 1 NVQ Certificate in Beauty Therapy is a vocational qualification that will confirm your competence as an assistant junior beauty therapist. This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 years or over and will support you to gain employment as an assistant junior beauty therapist, as the units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role.

What will I do?

This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as an assistant junior beauty therapist including: preparing and maintaining the salon treatment work areas, effective working with clients and colleagues, taking responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety.

You will also develop your understanding and skills by selecting a number of optional specialist units which include: assisting with facial skincare services, assisting with day make-up services, assisting with nail services, assisting with salon reception duties. The structure of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required for a career as an assistant junior beauty therapist.

Throughout this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of the anatomy of the skin, health and safety, client care and beauty product knowledge. You will develop a range of technical assisting skills in beauty therapy services. You will also develop interpersonal skills that will assist you to communicate effectively with clients, when assisting with salon reception duties.

Entry onto this qualification can be via previous attainment of an Entry level qualification in beauty therapy and/or a successful skills test or interview.

The Beauty Therapy Level 1 will take you 1 year to complete

The Level 1 Beauty Therapy Course is free, if you are under the age of 19 on 31 August of the year you start the course.

If you are aged 19+, this course will cost £1500.

Fee remission may apply depending on personal circumstances, please enquire with the Registry Department for further information on 01205 365701 or email your query to

Please note that all fees are subject to change.

You will be assess using a combination of practical observations working on both internal and external customers, Assignments and test at the end of each unit studied.

Completion of the Level 1 Hairdressing and Barbering can lead directly onto the following courses.

  • Level 2 Hairdressing
  • Level 2 Barbering
  • Level 2 Hair Professional Apprentice Standard

You will be required to purchase the below items to be used on the course:

  • Hair Kit approx. £150
  • Uniform approx. £46

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