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 Skin Courses

    NVQ Level 4 Certificate in Laser and IPL Treatments Course
    £ 1,390
  • Nail Technician Courses

    VTCT Level 2 Nail Technician 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

12 Month Interest-Free Instalments – 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 finance to all students who attend. This allows you to pay for the course via flexible monthly instalments with Divido.

Offering Divido’s finance, this will allow many more of our students 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 and fulfill their potential.  Students are able to pay in 6 and 12 monthly installments with Divido at 0% interest. Available to all students subject to the Divido’s approval.

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 would definately recommend the Ray Cochrane School of Beauty. I undertook the Laser and IPL course 2 years ago. The teacher Eleonora was excellent, well informed, professional and always willing to answer any questions I may have had. As you only attended one day per day week this can be suitable for people who work or have other commitments.

    Simone Howell
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    I really enjoyed my time at Ray Cochrane, our tutor Karina was amazing, very patient and made sure we all understood everything we needed to. I definitely recommend.

    brigida faria
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    I did my level 2 & 3 at Ray Cochrane’s last year. Fantastic school, I’ve had a great overall experience. Teachers and staff are really helpful and supportive.Made some great friends with people that think alike. I’ve had a number of job offers since I finished my course but waited for the best one. I’m going to start work soon with a globally recognised brand that have their clinics in the UK and abroad. Thank each one of you at The Ray Cochrane beauty school. I’m looking forward to enrolling for level 4 Laser with you’ll soon.

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    Hi,it was the best decision to enroll for Level 4 laser hair removal treatment. Im a beautician 8 years ago and im always updating my skills and knowledge. If you want to make money its a must do in this industry. I been very satisfied with my teacher and the owner of the school he gave me a very succesful advises how to achieve my life path. thank you so much Karina and Xebium🤗

    Adrienn Varga
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    I attended my course NVQ level 4 hair laser removal & Ipl. The help and advice of the teacher was excellent . I will recommend your school .Thank you.

    Studio MFlow Therapy Lanaca
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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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