28 Blackstock Road, London N4 2DG

Beauty Therapy / Hairdressing Advice and Guidance sessions take place on the following dates at the Centre for Lifelong Learning:


Oasis Finsbury Park

30th January 2019


13th February 2019


6th March 2019


20th March 2019


3rd April 2019


15th May 2019


5th June 2019


19th June 2019


3rd July 2019


10th July 2019


Beauty Therapy - Level 1 NVQ (With ESOL Support)


About the course

This course provides the ideal first step to a career in the beauty industry - particularly if you need to top-up your English language skills too.

You need to have Entry Level 3 ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) as well as good communication skills. You will need to carry out an assessment and will be interviewed.

You will develop a range of practical skills, including giving facial skin care treatments, doing manicures and pedicures, and applying make-up.

You will gain an understanding of the day-to-day running of a beauty salon, including reception duties and the importance of following health and safety procedures.

You will receive ESOL support throughout the course. 

You will be assessed on the practical work that you do in the beauty salon, as well as observations, an e-portfolio, on-line testing, assignments and oral questioning.

On successful completion of the course, you will achieve the NVQ Level 1 Diploma in Beauty Therapy. You can then progress to study a higher level qualification, or broaden your beauty skills by taking related courses at Level 2.

Further Information 1

You may need to pay for a beauty therapy kit and uniform.

My tutor has been very inspirational as she has worked in the industry

Simone Alalade-Bobb

Simone Alalade-Bobb

Subjects: NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Destination: University of Bedford to study Beauty and Spa Management Business Honours

Simone Alalade-Bobb has made it to the University of Bedford to study Beauty and Spa Management Business Honours. She plans after her degree to work on cruise ships using her skills in the Caribbean.

She said: "The course has really changed my life as when I was in school I was not interested in a lot of the subjects but I really enjoy this area. The teachers in the whole department are very inspirational as they have worked in the industry. I would recommend that you come and study here whether that is in hairdressing or beauty."

Course information

Start date
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01 January 1970

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Centre for Health, Social and Child Care building

Centre for Health, Social and Child Care

This Centre on Holloway Road is a Centre of excellence for Beauty Therapy, Child Care, Hairdressing, Health and Social Care and Supported Learning.

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