Course: Introduction to Professional Beauty Level 1

Study Level



Great Yarmouth Campus

Lowestoft Campus


1 Year



This qualification will provide you with an introduction to Beauty Therapy and Media Make-Up, allowing you to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to progress onto further studies and a career in the industry. At the end of the course, you will achieve a Level 1 College Certificate.

You will develop practical beauty therapy skills so you can confidently and competently perform treatments. You will learn in our on-site salons – Visions and Images – where you will develop your skills working with members of the public.

You will have the opportunity to study facial skincare, waxing, eyelash and brow treatments, manicures, pedicures, face and body electrics and body massage. You will also learn airbrushing and prosthetics, hair application, body paint techniques and much more.

We also encourage you to undertake a work placement alongside your studies to help develop a range of techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for further study or your working life. We have a great relationship with many beauty salons and spa owners in the area and can help connect you with the most appropriate placement.

Why study with us:

  • Our highly skilled tutors have a wealth of industry experience. They run their own successful businesses and deliver current and new skills.
  • We offer masterclasses to reflect industry trends and increase employability skills. These include Thai and bamboo massage, Gelux nails and brow lamination.
  • Therapists have been consistently successful in the World Skills Competition and have been employed by international organisations such as Steiner Cruise Liners.


This course is suitable for students have achieved at least three GCSEs at grade 1 or 2.

You will need to be passionate about beauty treatments, practice attention to detail and have the ability to interact with new people.


You will be assessed practically and evidence of your practical work will go towards building a portfolio of evidence. Some other written work will be required for projects and assignments.


You can progress to study Beauty Therapy Level 2 or Media Hair and Make-Up Studies Level 2, move into an apprenticeship or employment working for a company or become self-employed. Many of our former students secured employment in local and national salons, cruise ships and some have started their own businesses.


"We support students to undertake relevant and meaningful work experience alongside their college beauty course Students have shown high levels of skill in their work with us."

Florence Day Spa

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