Our Beauty School

A Message
from the Principal

Hello, and a very warm welcome to our website.

Please do spend time reading through our pages and getting to know what we have to offer. If you have any questions, please do contact us — we will reply as quickly as possible. We are a small independent school, conveniently situated in Baker Street, central London. Since the founding of the School in 1954 we have only had two Heads of Education – the late Mrs. Ray Cochrane till 1986 and myself, Miss Baljeet Suri. I take great pride in continuing the excellence and high standards established by Mrs. Cochrane.

The beauty therapy industry is a thriving and expanding vocation. I would encourage you, whatever age you are, to seriously consider becoming part of this profession. The rewards are not only financial – all our graduates find employment – but the job satisfaction you get and the increasing self-esteem you experience are seldom found in other professions. This is a very “hands-on” occupation in which your confidence and expertise are conveyed across to your client – to the greater fulfillment of both of you.

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Why choose us?
Ray Cochrane Beauty School is renowned for its high quality, small group size and professional beauty therapy courses.

We offer a wide range of beauty courses to suit every type of learner and budget. We teach Level 2 – 4 Beauty courses and they are all catered for the beauty enthusiast, total beginner, ambitious and business minded.

The history of Ray Cochrane

  • Trusted qualifications
    We offer some of the most sought after qualifications in the beauty Industry. These qualifications are offered by the most respected beauty organisations in the world - CIDESCO, CIBTAC and VTCT.
  • Flexible study mode
    We know that a career in the Beauty Industry can be an early decision in life or even as a change in career. It may also be for mothers whom would like to work part time from home. With this in mind, we have full time, part time and fast track study modes to suit everyone.
  • Award winning school
    We’ve achieved many accolades throughout our 60 years. Notably, we were awarded the highly coveted Investors In People Award in 2009. We are a Flagship CIDESCO Institute in the UK and we were the 1st school in the UK to offer the highly respected CIDESCO Beauty Therapy Diploma.
  • Flexible payment plans
    We understand that financially funding courses can often be difficult so we have flexible payment plans available.

Course fees

  • Beauty Therapy Courses

    VTCT Level 2 Beauty Therapy Course VTCT Level 3 Beauty Therapy Course CIBTAC Professional Beauty Therapy Diploma CIDESCO International Beauty Diploma Course VTCT Level 2 & 3 Beauty Therapy Combi Course VTCT Level 2 Facial and Skin Care Course
    £ 1,950 £ 2400 £ 6,995 £ 8,495 £ 4950 £ 625
  • Laser and IPL Courses

    NVQ Level 4 Certificate in Laser and IPL Treatments Course
    £ 1,450
  • Nail Technician Courses

    VTCT Level 2 Nail Technician Certificate Course VTCT Level 2 & 3 Nail Technician Course
    £ 1200 £ 1,950

Course fees include VAT, registration fees, exam fees, learning packs, uniforms. There are no hidden charges.
Please note: some courses may require additional costs for starter kits, towel bundles, nail kits.
For any addtional costs see course page for more details

Payment plan

Interest-Free Payment Plan – Spread your course fees

At Ray Cochrane, we are always on the side of the student and understand that financially funding courses can often be difficult. This is especially the case when institutions require up-front, lump-sum payments from their students, which is why Ray Cochrane offers an easy to manage payment plans to all students who attend.

Our payment plans have been specifically designed to help students pay their fees in full over the period of the course, where tuition fees are split into multiple monthly installments – interest-free. Available to all students subject to the principal’s approval.

With these plans in place, students are able to study an exciting choice of professional beauty courses that offer students high-quality tuition, taught by experienced and qualified tutors in a supportive and encouraging environment.

For more information about our payment plans, course fees, or to discuss your requirements and courses with us in more detail, contact Ray Cochrane today. Terms and Conditions apply.

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I would like to kindly thank my teacher Eleonora for being such a helpful teacher !!! I was a student of RayCochrane School in August. I took a Level 4 VTCT Level for IPL and Laser. It is a complete course over a six weeks time. In that time you learn everything about Laser and IPL, the school uses updated technology which is very helpful if you want to get a better place in clinic. All teachers are very helpful and knowledgeable. Highly recommend!
Agata 'Shelly, laser therapist with Centro Unico Clinic

Open Days

Our beauty experts will be available for any questions you need to be answered.

Come and visit us at our newly refurbished beauty school. You will have the opportunity to speak with our course lecturers and find out everything about the beauty industry, the international CIDESCO courses, your career prospects and best routes for your employment.

27 March, 2018 26 June, 2018
What to expect during the open day:
  1. Course advice and consultations
  2. Live beauty, make up and laser treatements demonstrations
  3. Career advice & recruitment

Current students will also be available to speak with about their learning experiences.

A student story

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    I had the best time Ray Cochrane, Krisztina was my tutor and I was on the Level 2&3 Nail technician course she was so amazing and knowledgeable, very organised and answered every question I had. The class was very fun but insightful, I was able to gain so much from her, she is basically the best teacher I have ever come across !! Thank you Krisztina. Xubin is the manager of the school and he is such a lovely man very patient and just all round understanding. I’m definitely going back to Ray Cochrane to do some other courses. Thank you so much guys. xx

    Laide Adeagbo
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    It was a fabulous and enlightening experience being part of this journey.I have had no previous beauty experience but studying the VTCT Level 4 Laser and IPL course has undoubtedly opened a whole new world of what being a beauty therapist truely entails.It was a demanding but extremely interesting course which has helped enhance my communication skills amongst others.I am definitely envisaging embarking onto the levels 2 & 3 beauty therapy courses at Ray Cochrane. I have made some great friends and the teacher , Eleonora was excellent. She was very professional albeit friendly. I totally recommend this school for beauty courses!

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    My name is Alex and I just successfully completed successfully my beauty level 2 and level 3 and advanced laser level 4. I can't recommend enough this beauty therapy school :)... All my tutors were very patient, knowledgeable, professional, and passion to deliver as much as they can in order to prepare myself and other classmates to deliver the best beauty treatments. Also, the school take care of you even after you finish your beauty courses and help you to set up your own business. I now set up my own beauty salon at Pimlico Clinic specializing facials, body massage, nails, waxing and microdermabrasion at more. Just over 3 months, my treatments are fully booked in advance. All my customers are very impressed with my beauty skills and techniques. I am very proud of being a beauty student at Ray Cochrane Beauty School.

    Alexandra Ciurariu
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    Ray Cochrane is a brilliant private Beauty School! I moved to Marylebone near to the school especially to do 3 x courses in Beauty Therapy (VTCT) level 2 & 3 & Laser and IPL (VTCT) level 4. I used this school because they were very friendly, helpful and encouraging as well as the price I found was the best value in London. All of the lecturers were very warm and friendly and helped me complete all of my courses. The school is small with small classes which personally suited me perfectly. It is in a fantastic location on Baker Street, Central London. Baker Street tube station is only a 2 minute walk. All of the lecturers that I had - Mrs Skoryk, Eleonora , Catherine, Miss Gray were all very kind and patient with me. The management Xubin was also very professional and encouraging. I highly recommend this school from my experience! Thank you so much Ray Cochrane!

    Amal G
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    The course was bespoke for your learning style as our Tutor Karina was excellent and ensured we all fully understood the complicated science in relation to laser technology highly recommend the college.

    Siobhan O'Neill
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    My Education at Ray Chochrane Beauty School was absolutely amazing. Dr Skoryck was incredibly knowledgeable. The skills and knowledge that I attained have been very valuable to me. I would recommend this school to everyone thinking of going into Beauty. I Loved every minute of my time at school. Thank you.

    Meena Karam
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