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Level 1

VTCT Level 1 Diploma in Beauty Therapy


The VTCT Level 1 Diploma in Beauty Therapy is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills through the following units; improving the appearance of the hands and feet with basic manicure and pedicure services, providing relaxing head massage treatments, cleansing, toning and moisturising and giving advice on skin care, and basic day makeup application.

To further enhance your skills you will also cover artistic and creative elements on your course such as nail art, themed face painting and photographic make-up.

Units that you will study include:

  • Follow health and safety in the salon
  • Introduction to the hair and beauty sector
  • Providing basic manicure treatment
  • Providing basic pedicure treatment
  • Salon reception duties
  • Skin care
  • The art of photographic make-up
  • Themed face painting
  • Working with others in the hair and beauty sector
  • Basic makeup application
  • Create a hair and beauty image
  • Nail art application
  • Presenting a professional image in a salon


You will need a minimum of two GCSEs at grade 2 or above, including English and Maths.

On successful completion, you may wish to continue your studies at Brighton MET and complete a Level 2 course.
Our expert staff will be on hand to guide you in your decision and ensure you choose the right path for you.
In addition to the specified entry requirements, you may be required to undergo an assessment of your English skills to ensure you are at a sufficient level for your chosen course.

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Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


If you want to find out more about what Brigton MET has to offer why not join us at our next open day.
Visit our one of our specialist campuses to see our industry-standard facilities and meet our expert tutors.