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About the course

The VTCT Level 1 Award in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector is a small qualification that has been designed to introduce you to a range of practical skills from across the hair and beauty industries. This qualification has been designed to provide you with an insight into the hair and beauty industry. After successfully completing this qualification, you could seek employment as a supervised assistant/apprentice or further learning in the hairdressing and beauty therapy industries within college.

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 £18,525

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


Why study?



Presentation skills

Professional communication skills

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
Ask Us a question about this course

Funding Your Course

If you're aged 19 or over and you want to study A Levels, an Access to Higher Education Diploma, or a Level 3 to 6 Vocational Qualification, you could be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan.