Develop your beauty therapy skills at the premier beauty therapist training school in London

Founded in 1954, we are one of  the longest established private beauty school in the London, UK. We are an intentionally small and selective school and can, therefore, offer a level of tuition and support which larger institutions cannot. Our tutors are all CIDESCO graduates who do everything they can to ensure our students graduate as highly qualified beauty therapist.

We offer exceptional education in beauty therapy courses which is provided by our highly qualified professional lecturers in a safe, encouraging and supportive training environment. Our objective is to educate and train you to the highest of standards and to see you reach your full potential within the beauty industry.

We have been inspected by the ISI Independent Schools Inspectorate. They conducted an Educational Oversight Inspection of Private Further Education Colleges and English Language Schools in March 2014. An Extended Monitoring Visit is for those schools found at their last inspection to have met or exceeded the quality standards for educational oversight. Below is a direct quote taken from their inspection of Ray Cochrane Beauty School in March 2014 summary of findings:

“The quality of the curriculum, teaching and learner’s achievements is excellent… The internationally recognised qualifications meet students’ needs and career aspirations…Teaching is excellent and students make very good progress…They quickly learn to work independently in developing their knowledge and skills. Student achievement is outstanding. Over the last 3 years all students have successfully achieved the qualifications they were aiming for.”

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History of Ray Cochrane Beauty School

The history of Ray Cochrane

Founded in 1954, we are one of the longest established private beauty school in the London, UK. In 1961 we held the first CIDESCO exam in the UK. We have held 116 successful CIDESCO examination and no other school anywhere in the world has achieved this landmark number.

Ray Cochrane Beauty School beauty training coruses quality

Best quality in London

We are committed to the care of all students. We support and promote them to do their very best. The dedication and professionalism of our staff enable our students to achieve and experience success early in their careers.

Location of beauty school in London

Convenient Location

We have been located at the same premise on Baker Street,  Westminster, Central London since 1954. Baker Street Tube is only 2 minutes walking distance. The closest train station is Marylebone. In the cosmopolitan atmosphere of London, the students will always have something to see and do; from visiting museums and galleries, and seeing the local sights to shopping in Oxford Street.


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An amazing school which has given me the chance of an amazing career, and I met some lovely girls there. 10 years down the line and we are still in contact with each other. Best year I had. Thank you.

Karina Bentley

Thank you for a great education experience. I was a student in 2003 at the school, and I now run a successful beauty business in Japan.

Keiko Babazono

I joined and I had the best 11 months a student could have. It was fun. It was hard work. I had good days. I had bad days but each day was different, each day I learned something new and that’s what I loved about this course.

Amanda Flores

Like everyone in my class, it hardly took any time to get a job. I’m working at luxury Health Club and because of my training, I honestly find the work easy. I’m looking forward to what the future holds.

Roxy Ward