Introduction to Beauty Therapy (VTCT) Diploma Level 1

Dundee and Angus College


Arbroath Campus, Kingsway Campus


This course provides an introduction to practical beauty therapy skills and prepare learners for further study.

Units include: Improving the Appearance of the Hands and Feet with Basic Manicure and Pedicure Techniques; Cleansing; Toning and Moisturising Treatments; How to Give Advice on Skin Care and Basic Day Make-Up Application. To further enhance skills, artistic and creative elements such as nail art, themed face painting and photographic make-up will also be covered.

Learners will develop knowledge and understanding of health and safety and the skills required to support employment in the beauty therapy industry such as salon reception duties, presenting a professional image and working with others.

Entry Requirements

2 subjects at National 4 preferred but not essential. You must have a keen interest in beauty therapy. Interview and pre-entry test.

Progression Routes

VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Hair, Beauty and Complementary Therapies

SCQF Level