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Beauty Introductory Diploma level 1

Retail and Commercial Enterprise

Retail and Commercial Enterprise
Retail and Commercial Enterprise
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What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Beauty Introductory Diploma level 1
Code C0610
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 1
Course type Full Time


This course is an introductory programme that gives you knowledge and skills for the Beauty Therapy sector. The course will allow you to explore your interest in the beauty sector and gain an insight into the industry. You will develop a range of basic practical skills working on the hands and face. Within the course you will gain an understanding of the importance of following safe working practices. You will also have the opportunity to develop your professional spoken English skills as you will work with a range of peers and potentially clients during your course study. You will complete a series of written assignments with the support of your lecturing team giving you a knowledge of the theory associated with the course and this will also help to improve your written English skills. If you are aged 16-18 you will be enrolled on a study programme which could include re-taking GCSEs or undertaking functional skills in English and maths. You will also be required to complete a work experience placement and an employability programme. This programme will help to develop your written and oral communication skills, self confidence and computer skills.


The units that you will study on your programme are: facial skin care to include cleanse, tone and moisturise and skin diagnosis. Hand care and manicure to cover filing painting, cuticle work and hand and arm massage. Day and evening make-up skills will be learnt and developed together with photographic make-up. Face painting skills will help to develop your artistic and creative capabilities and you will learn how to create several characters. Nail art will include dotting and striping, foils and transfers. Pedicure and foot care treatments will be covered. You will spend time every week working on reception to develop your communication and reception skills. Relevant salon health and safety requirements will be assessed,

How will it be delivered?

The emphasis is on 'learning by doing', and you will undertake a series of formative and summative practical assessments to assess your skill level. A range of written assignments will be completed throughout the programme and support will be given in your classes to allow you to do this. Level 1 assignments will be graded as a pass, merit or distinction.

Entry requirements

Entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 1/2 (E/F/G) or above is required. Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.

Your next steps...

You could progress on to a level 2 hairdressing course alternatively you could choose to undertake a level 2 beauty therapy or beauty retail course, or a hair and media make-up programme. You may be able to progress on to an apprenticeship, or if you prefer you could consider taking up employment as assistant in a hairdressing or beauty therapy salon.



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