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 VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Microblading Course
    £ 1,950 £ 2400 £ 6,995 £ 8,495 £ 4500 £ 700 £ 2,500
  • 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 £ 1,975

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 have done a lot of research before choosing a beauty school to start my studies.By far, Ray Cochrane seemed to be the perfect place, and i couldn't be happier with my choice. Special thanks to Flora Pitsiali who was my tutor on Level 2. Her knowledge , passion and experience made our lessons very enjoyable. Looking forward to start my Level 3 soon ♥️

    Monika Pisleag
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    I attended Ray Cochrane Beauty School. I am very happy with the course I attend. I really like the structure and the way they teaching. I met really nice people and Our teacher, Eleonora was very kind and supportive all the time. I would like to highly recommend this school. They are all very professional and I am thinking which of the courses to do in the future.Thank you, Eleonora!

    Alina Yuzeirova
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    Superb experience and at Ray Cochrane beauty school. Highest level of customer care and professionalism I could hope for am extremely happy with my results and will definitely be back !!!!

    Jenny Howe
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    I just finished Level 4 - Laser & IPL at Ray Cochrane and couldn't be more satisfied. My teacher, Karina, was extremely helpful, supportive and had patience with everyone. I have learned so many here for which I'm truly grateful. I highly recommend Ray Cochrane Beauty School!

    Simo Dc
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    I have completed level 2,3 and 4 at Ray Cochrane and I am so happy with the structure and support this school provides. The teachers are so lovely and help you learn and equip you so well to be able to leave feeling ready to work for a well reputable clinic. I secured a job at Harley Medical group as soon as I finished my qualifications at Ray Cochrane and now have my own Aesthetics Clinic in London. I am still able to contact Ray Cochrane and their on going support even after finishing my studies with them is remarkable, they always make time to help their students no matter what the query is. I would like to thank Xubin, Eleonora, Catherine and the team for working so hard and making my course so much fun and well organised. Highly recommend Ray Cochrane to everyone!!

    sanna sadafi
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    I attended Ray Cochrane Beauty School to complete a Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy starting in January 2018 joining the Saturday class taught by Flora. Generally, I found the school to be well-organised, flexible and accommodating. It was assuring to work with up-to-date equipment and products. I found Flora extremely knowledgeable as a teacher and very approachable and supporting as a person. I would be more than happy to recommend the school, teaching and course.

    Stefanie F
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