Introduction to Beauty Therapy (VTCT Level 1 Diploma)

Course Content

Within the Level 1 diploma in beauty therapy, you will learn basic skills in a range of areas which prepare you well for progression into Level 2 beauty. You will learn skills in Basic Manicure and Pedicure Techniques; Skincare Treatments, Basic Day Make-Up Application, Nail Art and many more. You will enhance your skills in client care, health and safety procedures and develop skills in working within a salon.

Entry Requirements

To apply for this course you must have a keen interest in Beauty Therapy. Previous attainment of a Level 1 part-time qualification (Senior Phase SCQF 4) in Beauty Therapy and/or relevant industry experience is desirable. Two National 4, NPAs or equivalent qualifications are preferred but not essential. A satisfactory reference may be required, a good level of ICT competency and for applicants where English is not their first language then ESOL at SCQF Level 5 is required as excellent communication skills are needed. You may be invited to a group information session. 

Method of Assessment

Online quizzes, assignments, and exams will take place throughout the course and skills are assessed by direct observation. Research and self-study will also be required to successfully complete his course.  

Future Prospects

Progression onto VTCT level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Arbroath Campus

  • Start Date

    28 Aug 2023

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    32 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Hair, Beauty & Complementary Therapies

  • Tuition fees may be paid for full-time students in Scotland subject to meeting residency requirements, applications should be made to the appropriate funding body. International Students please refer to our International fees page