The VTCT Level 1 Diploma in Beauty Therapy (QCF) is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills through the following units; improving the appearance of the hands and feet with basic manicure and pedicure services, providing relaxing head massage treatments, cleansing, toning and moisturising and giving advice on skin care, and basic day make-up application.
To further enhance your skills you will also cover artistic and creative elements on your course such as nail art, themed face painting and photographic make-up.
To underpin this qualification you will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety and you will also develop an underpinning knowledge and understanding of the skills required to support you in the beauty therapy industry such as salon reception duties, retail displays and working with others.
The purpose of this qualification is develop your skills in beauty therapy and will provide you with the foundation for further learning. It will also enable you to perform your own basic services and to assist others in the salon.
Who is the course suitable for?
The course is suitable for anyone wishing to develop their skills and learn the foundations of Beauty Therapy in order to progress to Level 2.
- Presenting a professional image in a salon
- The art of photographic make-up
- Providing basic manicure treatment
- Providing basic pedicure treatment
- Follow health and safety in the salon
- Working with others in the hair and beauty sector
- Create a hair and beauty image
- Salon reception duties
- Nail art application
- Skin care
- Basic make-up application
Themed face painting
- Developing self
- Preparation for work
- Healthy living
- Head massage
Development of Maths and English
Students who have not yet achieved at least a C grade in English and Maths will have to continue taking these subjects up to the age of 18, as per government requirements.
At Central Bedfordshire College Students who have a D in GCSE Maths and English will be required to retake these GCSE subjects in order to obtain at least a C grade at GCSE level.
Employability Skills Development
You will be provided with information on the latest trends and developments in the industry. And employability skills will be embedded within the course while working within a realistic working environment.
You will also have placements within a Beauty salon.
You will be taught by highly qualified and experienced Beauty professionals who will use a wide variety of teaching methods to help you to learn and progress through the course, including demonstrations, discussions, coaching, group work and practical activities.
Assessment techniques will include observed work, witness statements, written questions, oral questions, and assignments.
How will I know how well I am doing?
Every student has a personal tutor who will meet with their tutees on a regular basis to ensure they are making good progress. Tutors make sure that you receive regular feedback, manage your workload and meet college expectations.
Are there any additional costs?
Coming to college is a full time commitment and you will need to ensure that you have factored in the cost of travelling to college and potentially to a local work placement. We do recommend a few good resources that you can choose to purchase if you wish. We may request contributions are made to trips and outings.
You will be required to wear a uniform and a kit is recommended for the purpose of practicing skills at home.
What course can I do next?
Level 2 Beauty Therapy
Level 2 Hair and Media Make-up
Where can I get further support / advice?
Contact the college on 01582 477 776 or go to our website: www.centralbeds.ac.uk
How do I join the course?
Fill in an application form and you will be invited for a presentation and interview with one of the tutors.
If you are aged 19 or over on the 31st August of the year you begin your course or if you are actively seeking employment and can provide evidence that youre in receipt of a state benefit e.g. job seekers, housing benefit- this course may be free!