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  • Level: 1
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: September 2024
  • Time: 5-8pm
  • Duration: 6 weeks

About the course

This course is designed to develop your practical skills in providing basic manicure and pedicure treatments whilst working towards a recognised qualification. 

It’s ideal for those with little or no experience and are looking take their first steps into the beauty industry. 

You will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety practices in a salon environment, along with client care and communication skills required for working within the beauty industry.

One unique advantage of this course is the opportunity to learn within Harlow College's two state-of-the-art hair and beauty salons. These salons are conveniently located on the Harlow College campus and in Harlow Town Centre, offering a real-world learning environment equipped with industry-standard equipment. This hands-on experience will not only enhance your practical skills but also expose you to the professional atmosphere of a salon, preparing you for a successful career in the hairdressing industry. 

Successful completion of this course will not only set a strong foundation for your Beauty career but also prepare you for progression onto a Level 2 course or our Level 2 LED Gel Polish course.

How much does it cost?

The cost of this course is £250

This course is free if you meet any one of the following criteria:

Unemployed and in receipt of benefits

Earns less than £20,319

Contact Us or call 01279 868100 to get the most up-to-date info on fees and the financial support that may be available.

Who is it suitable for?

The Basic Nail Treatments Level 1 Award is for anyone wanting to gain a basic introduction to beauty therapy skills with further progression opportunities.

Awarding Body


Where will this course take me?

  • Nail Technician
  • Beauty Therapist
  • Salon Manager
  • Brand Ambassador

Possible careers:

  • LED Gel Polish Level 2 Award
  • Beauty Therapy Level 2 Diploma – Part-time

Core modules

  • Introduction to the hair and beauty sector
  • Presenting a professional image in a salon

Optional modules

  • Providing Basic Manicure
  • Providing Basic Pedicure

How will I be assessed?

Theory Assignments

Practical Observations and Assessment

Will I have to provide anything?

Pen and paper

I'm interested. What should I do now?

Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
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