Beauty Diploma City & Guilds Level 1

Course Code: BY1DP
Learning Aim Code: 50063467
Full-time / Part-time: Full-time
Duration: One year
Campus: Metro One Campus

Is this the right course for me?

If you’re passionate about beauty and want to work in the industry the City and Guilds Level 1 Diploma will teach you the practical and theory skills you need to become a Level 1 qualified beauty therapist. You will gain skills in a range of areas including skin care, make-up, manicures and pedicures, as well as important customer service and communication skills which will set you on the road to a successful career in the industry.

Whilst studying the course you will also benefit from enrichment activities to develop your skills further and learn more about careers in the industry – recent speakers have included representatives from IBD Just Gel Polish, Studex ear piercing and Sienna X tanning, photographic, media and airbrush make up artists, Ragdale Hall Health Hydro talking about careers in the spa industry and Steiner promoting careers working on cruise ships.

What will I learn?

During this course you will study the following modules:

  • 1. Basic make-up application
  • 2. The art of photographic make-up
  • 3. Themed face painting
  • 4. Skin care
  • 5. Creating a hair and beauty image
  • 6. Providing basic pedicure treatments
  • 7. Providing basic manicure treatments
  • 8. Nail art
  • 9. Presenting a professional image in the salon
  • 10. Working with others in the hair and beauty sector
  • 11. Salon reception duties
  • 12. Health and safety in the salon

What skills will I gain?

By studying this course you will:

  • Develop skills to be able to perform specific beauty-related services.
  • Gain knowledge in anatomy and physiology relevant to various services.
  • Develop customer care and communication skills to deal with enquiries, retail, consultation, complaints and all forms of client care.

How will I be assessed?

Throughout the course you will be assessed in the following ways:

  • Continuous assessment of practical tasks
  • Assignments
  • Online tests to assess your knowledge and understanding

What can I do next?

The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to:

  • Pursue a career in beauty therapy and related industries
  • Progress to a Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy

What are the Entry Requirements?

To access this course you are required to have:

  • Three or more GCSEs at grade G or above

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