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, Miss Baljeet Suri until 2015 and myself, Xubin Yuan. 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 VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Microblading/Nanoblading Course
    £ 1,995 £ 2475 £ 6,995 £ 8,995 £ 4700 £ 750 £ 2,500
  • Laser and Skin Courses

    Laser Hair Removal Course NVQ Level 4 Certificate in Laser and IPL VTCT Level 2 Facial and Skin Care Course
    £ 1,390 £ 750
  • Nail and Brow Courses

    VTCT Level 2 Nail Technician Course VTCT Level 2 & 3 Nail Technician Course VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Microblading/Nanoblading Course ABT Certificate in Microblading/Nanoblading Course
    £ 1250 £ 1,975 £ 2,500 £ 1,800

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.


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    I cannot think of a better school to study any forms of beauty, than the Ray Cochrane school. I recently completed the level 2/3 Nail Tech course and was fortunate to have such a professional, knowledgeable and caring teacher. Krisztina goes above and beyond for her students and tries to give more knowledge within the classes then what is just required. She continues to support her students post-qualification, and I just couldn’t think of a better person to help anyone start there career in the beauty industry. The school has been wonderful and the location is great ! Huge thanks to Krisztina and the wonderful administration team!

    Katherine Hoxha
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    Just qualified at Ray Cochrane for Beauty Level 4 for Laser and skin rejuvenation. School is very professional and my tutor Karina was outstanding. Very supportive and caring towards her students. Explained everything very well. Impressed considering it’s her second language which I know how hard Karina worked to teach in English. Would high recommend school and the staff. Value for money and a high level of teaching. Thanks Karina 🙏

    Lara Denton
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    Really happy that I chose Ray Cochrane Beauty School to complete my Level 4 laser course. Karina is an amazing teacher and taught us so much within 4 days! Excited to start a career with laser hair removal and IPL ! Thank you ! x

    april padulla
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    I am so glad that I took level 4 laser course from Ray Cochrane beauty college. Karina's teaching is so excellent, she makes sure that we understand everything that we were doing during our course and very supportive. Her explanation is very clear and simple to understand everything 100 % . Thank you for everything!

    Serena Mazzonetto
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    I’ve recently finished my microblading course at Ray Cochrane beauty school. I’m extremely happy with my choice. My teacher Eleonora is extremely knowledgeable in microblading. She is excellent and well informed and always willing to answer any questions we had. If anyone is thinking about doing this course I would highly recommend it.

    Hedieh Farzaneh
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    I studied level 2 beauty therapy at Ray Cochrane beauty school, one person I will always remember is my Teacher Zarina, she was not only supportive with everybody but very caring and always available to help you anytime. She is extremely respectful to all students, and very considerate to everyone. I really liked to way she teaches us, she always add a little sense of humor in middle that makes the lesson not boring, she is very funny and full of energy. I admired her commitment even when she was not well, she managed to come and be on our side to be ready for the exam. Thanks to Zarina, I am now studying level 3 at the same school and setting up my own mobile business.... Slowly but surely.
    Happy Christmas and Happy New year to Zarina and Ray Cochrane beauty school at Backer street🎄🎉

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