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What is all the training about?

Education is valuable and well worth an investment towards progression.  At Eastern Shimmer, we strive to provide an excellent start towards a solid career in beauty therapy.  


As an approved centre of VTCT, which is Internationally recognised taking your career to pastures new, we offer bespoke small courses to increase the students classroom experience as well as higher individual attention.  


Courses that are available are but not limited to:



Level 1 Skillsfirst Functional Skills in English

Level 2 Skillsfirst Functional Skills in English


Level 1 Skillsfirst Functional Skills in Math

Level 2 Skillsfirst Functional Skills in Math

English as a Second Language

Preparation for the International English Language Testing System exam (IELTS)

Level 2 (C1) English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Level 3 (C2) English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)


Level 2 Award in Lash Perming

Level 2 Award in Eyelash and Eyebrow Treatments

Level 2 NVQ in Beauty Therapy General

Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Services

Level 3 Award in Self Tanning (Manual)

Level 3 Certificate in Access to Aesthetic Therapies

Anatomy & Physiology

Level 3 Certificate in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology 


Level 2 Award in LED Gel Nail Techniques
Level 2 Award in Nail Technology using Liquid and Powder

Level 3 Award in Nail Technology

Level 3 Award in Nail Enhancement using Liquid & Powder

Make Up & Fashion

Level 3 Award in Fashion & Photographic Make up

Level 3 Certificate in Fashion and Photographic Make up

Level 3 Diploma in Make Up Artistry

Level 3 Diploma in Fashion, Theatre & Media Hair and Make up Studies

Holistic Therapy

Level 3 Award in Indian Head Massage

Level 3 Certificate in Swedish Massage

Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology

Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy

Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies

Level 3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies - Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Swedish Massage 

Teacher Training

Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement

Level 3 Award in Education & Training (PET)

Level 4 Certificate in Education & Training (CET)

Level 5 Diploma in Education & Training (DET)

Duration of courses vary with self study incorporated.


All theory classes will involve google classroom assignments and resources with one to one online support and tutorials. To complete a course, a theory must be completed as well as a practical course with online exams, portfolio building, assignments and practical assessments to pass the qualification.

Why train with us?  Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT)  is recognised internationally, so not only will you be able to work in the UK, your qualification will be recognised abroad therefore you do not to retake your qualifications.  At Eastern Shimmer, class sizes are small (maximum of 6, unless it is Indian Head, this one is up to a maximum of 10), enabling good teacher ratio guidance as well as learner experience.  Teachers, assessors & IQA's delivering and monitoring the qualifications have a wealth of experience offering support and guidance throughout, thus passing expertise to the student.  

English not your first language?  No barriers at Eastern Shimmer, English as a Second Language (ESOL) is available as a separate course alongside booking a beauty course to ensure your English is at the correct level to pass modules of VTCT qualification.  In addition, Functional Skills at Level 1 and Level 2 is offered with Skillsfirst.  Want access to higher education?  Enrol on our preparation for IELTS examination to get into your chosen university with the English you need!


Need more information?  Use the chat pop up or e-mail  Alternatively, book now using the book online facility tab.  A 20% deposit reserves your place.  Payment plans offered upon request and Klarna is now available!


Don't delay.... book today!  

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