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Entry Requirements

3 GCSEs at Grade 4 or equivalent

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Full time

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1 academic year

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Key features and Benefits

  • Gain experience and work with real clients at Academy Hair and Beauty Studio
  • Learn directly from experienced beauty therapists
  • Take part in work placements within the sector to put your knowledge into practice
  • Work with some of the biggest brands within the sector including Eve Taylor, Elemis and LaFlore probiotic skincare

This programme will provide you with an introduction to the skills required to be successful in the beauty industry.


You will learn make-up application, manicure and pedicure treatments and facial skills.

Many of our students build their confidence through practicing their new skills within the on campus salon and spa, Academy.  With the Level 2 and 3 students to support and guide Level 1 learners.

Many of the course tutors have come from the beauty industry and provide industry knowledge as to how to present a professional image and what it required to work within the beauty sector.

What will I study?

This course includes the following:-

  • Health and Safety
  • Presenting a professional image
  • Skin care
  • Basic make-up application
  • Basic manicure treatments
  • Basic pedicure treatments
  • Working with others


16-18 year old students qualify for free kit and uniforms. Students aged 19 and over may qualify for subsidised uniforms based on individual needs


Entry Requirements

You will be required to attend an interview and provide evidence of good attendance, punctuality and a commitment to achieve. You will also need 3 GCSEs at Grade 4 or equivalent.

How will I be assessed?

Practical assessments on models in a realistic working environment. Theory assessment may be online or paper based.

What can I do next?

If successful in your studies you will decide, through guidance with your tutor, as to which Level 2 Diploma course to follow to enhance your career prospects.

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Career Options

Management Accountant

Management accountants are responsible for managing a company's finances. They look after a company's accounts. They also find ways of improving profitability and growth. So if you are interested in finance and business, this could be just what you're looking for.

To do this job you will need to have good maths and computer skills. You’ll need accuracy and attention to detail. You’ll also need good communication skills.

To start working you will have to finish training with one of the professional bodies. Most management accountants choose to do this with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

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Blackburn College Results August 2021
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  • Lancaster University.
  • University of South Wales.
  • University of Central Lancashire.
  • Skills for Health Quality Mark
  • Advance HE.
  • University of the Arts London.
  • Disability Confident Employer.