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Beauty Therapy Certificate Level 1

  • Overview of the course

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    This course is designed for learners who desire a career in Beauty Therapy and want the option of working in salons to progress onto level 2 Beauty Therapy and Media Make-up level 2.
  • What you'll learn

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    The units you will cover include: 101- Working In Beauty Related Industries, 102- Professional Presentation, 108- Nail Art, 109 - Manicure, 110-Pedicure

    You will perform treatments on other learners to practise your skills via peer assessment and you will then perform practical assessments on clients in a real salon working environment.
  • Entry requirements

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    Learners must demonstrate a commitment to learn and have the appropriate life skills.

    You will need:
    • References where necessary and appropriate.
    • Over 19 year old - life skills, work skills and a commitment to becoming a therapist.
    • You will need an excellent work ethic and commitment to high attendance of 90% and excellent punctuality standards.
    • You will need to be professional and discreet in all circumstances.
    • Good dexterity skills are paramount and this will be with a skills test. You will need to enjoy working with other people and co-operate as part of a team.
    • You need to be committed and keen to practice as you learn new skills and be willing to work within a team and on clients within a real working environment. Entry is through a personal interview and via suitable references where necessary and appropriate.
    • Learners must demonstrate a commitment to learn and have the appropriate life skills.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    You will be assessed while working in the college salons on real clients. The practical tasks are assessed and your achievements will be recorded in your logbook. You will carry out and complete practical observations in each practical unit. There are written assignments for each unit and oral questions to assess knowledge. Records of all the work undertaken will be kept to provide evidence of competence. These will form the basis of your portfolio. Assignments will be graded pass, merit or distinction.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    The course lasts 30 weeks and begins in September.

    Over 18 Tuition fees will apply- please see College Website regarding tuition fees and additional costs.

    Related additional costs may include visits and extra external professional development courses, which are payable by all students.

    The Beauty industry has an accepted dress code and all students will be expected to comply with these standards of dress when working in the Beauty Salon.

    No jewellery, nail polish, or acrylic nails are allowed by the exam board. Professional work wear will include a black tunic, smart full-length black trousers and black full shoes. Hair must be tied and clipped back. You will need to purchase stationary (pens, file dividers, paper etc), 2 files (1 for your log book and 1 for class notes), appropriate kits (a makeup and beauty kit) in order to carry out practical application and to build upon your skills. Fees apply.

    As part of your practical assessments, you will perform practical treatments on clients. Learners will be equally responsible for providing clients and they will incur a college fee, with discounted rates for friends and family.

    You will be required to carry out treatments on clients, this is an awarding body requirements.

    You will be expected to have a minimum of 90% attendance and all absences must be explained to your tutor with medical evidence if there is more than one week of absence.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    Whilst all our buildings remain closed to keep our staff, learners and visitors safe please contact us via our LiveChat service on our website or send a message to
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    You need to speak to one of our tutors before you can enrol on to this course therefore, please use the 'apply' button on this screen to register your interest. Once we have your details we will send you a text with a link to book a telephone interview. Please be aware that when a tutor calls you our number will appear as unknown/with-held/private.
  • Course Fees

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    Tuition Fee: £998.00
    Other fees: £100.00
  • Future opportunities

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    Learners can progress onto either
    • Any ACL course
    • Level 2 Beauty Therapy and Level 2 Hair and Media
  • Additional Information

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    Coronavirus Update

    In response to the COVID-19 situation we have made a number of changes to our traditional admissions and enrolment processes.
    All conditional offers and enrolments are currently being processed based on the information available to us at the time of a telephone interview and/or online enrolment.
    Once a course starts and we are able to meet with learners in person we may need to alter the class an individual attends if they do not meet the course entry requirements. We will keep learners informed of any decision to alter their class and support them through any changes necessary.
    Thank you for your understanding and co-operation in these unprecedented times.


    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, pleasecontact us via our Live Chat service available on any page of our website.

    Adult Learners

    Adult learners (19+) must provide evidence of their existing qualification at enrolment. Learners may not be able to enrol if this information is not provided when requested. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one applies to the exams you took):


    Whilst Coronavirus restrictions are in place, the best way to contact us is via our Live Chat service available from any page of our website. We will endeavor to staff this service from 10am – 3.30pm, Monday to Fridays.
    Bolton College works hard to ensure that the information provided is accurate.
    All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Studying at College

    The health and safety of our learners and staff is very important to us and with the continued situation, related to the coronavirus outbreak, there will be an increased emphasis on study outside the classroom during the 2020/21 academic year. The proportion of these hours will depend on the individual qualification(s) being undertaken. You must do the work set during directed study or it will impact your progress on the course and therefore your achievement.

    Equalities Statement

    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact the Recruitment & Relations Manager at

    Safeguarding Statement

    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, a member of the Reception Team or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or via
  • Disclaimer

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    Every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within these course information sheets was accurate at the time of publishing.
    Bolton College is constantly evaluating its services to meet the needs of learners; therefore programmes/courses/Apprenticeships, resources and facilities may be subject to change without prior notice.
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  • Time:

    09:00 - 17:00
    7.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    30 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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