Introduction to the Beauty Sector

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Trafford College


Altrincham Campus

Further Details




Beauty Therapies

Course Start Date

Wednesday 22nd January 2025

Course Duration

Full-time, 6 Weeks

Course Time

17:30 - 20:30

Course Fee

£ 37.00
You may be eligible for support with your tuition fees - please visit the college website - funding and finance page for further information

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Course Overview

Welcome to the Beauty Department.

Our course, backed by renowned facilities and expert tutors, is tailored for those aspiring to a career in a salon or spa. It’s perfect for individuals seeking a career change or those aiming to enter a market with high employability. The course is designed to provide you with specialist knowledge and skills, targeting those interested in wellbeing and personal beauty.

Course Requirements

This course is ideal for individuals with little or no experience in the beauty industry

To join the course, you must be 19 or over. Students whose first language is not English must have completed ESOL at Entry 3.

What you will Learn

You will develop a strong foundation in the beauty sector, gaining the basic skills necessary for professional growth and success.


Assessment is continuous by observation of practical skills, development of a portfolio and multiple-choice questioning to test underpinning knowledge.


You can progress on to our hairdressing and beauty courses at our fabulous commercial salons. Your tutor will give you advice and guidance on other courses within the college and can signpost you for more advice and training.

If you are interested in further developing skills and would look to develop your skills for employment, more advanced courses could be available.

Other courses available to support your learning:

– Free English and maths courses for those who have not yet attained a grade at C at GCSE (grade 4 equivalent)
– Free digital literacy courses for beginners in computing and tablets
– Free positive steps to wellbeing courses to support improved mental wellbeing, health, and confidence
– A range of employability skills courses.

Career Options

This qualification is designed to help you to progress in your career as a beautician, giving you greater career opportunities. Develop skills to become a self-employed trader or work towards employment in beauty salons after completing an accredited qualification.

Mandatory Units

Basic Health and Safety
Client Care
Facial and Lashes Treatments
Indian Head Massage Techniques
Consultation Process

Contact Details

For further information please contact T: 0161 886 7070 or E:

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Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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