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 £ 670
  • 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.


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    I did my level 2,3 and 4 course and i really enjoyed it and i learn so much thanks to my tutors Catherine Marley and Karina who are excellent, knowledgeable and so helpful! i had an amazing time through my 6 month course and definitely recommend it !

    argiro kasaj
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    Did my level 4 Laser & IPL with Karina amazing tutor help me with everything and learn so much to, Great that Ray Cochrane Beauty School is open on the Saturday. Would deafly recommend it.

    Marisol Barros
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    This is the best beauty school ever! Teachers are very knowledgeable and supportive. They work very hard to make sure that every student gets sufficient support for their studying. In the school the teachers were helping every single one of the students to make sure that they understood everything was taught in the class, both in theory and practical. I was doing two short courses at the same time, which means that I will have to complete almost 3 assignments each week. I have to say it was very stressful work and a big thank you to Karina, my tutor, who was very supportive and understandable. This school is worth every single penny I have paid for. Highly recommend! It is shame that the school does not run a course for a single unit for level 3. Thank you Roy Cochrane and Karina

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    I did a level 4 course at this school this year, my Tutor was Eleonora she is Amazing had the best experience so kind and helpful. Would recommend to anyone looking to do any kind of beauty Training.

    Lois Jade Speight
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    I graduated from the school last year. It was an amazing experience that has given me an amazing start to my career. I will always be thankful that I got the chance and tools to do what I love. In 2018 i did a vtct laser level 4 course, which was great! Karina was amazing and very helpful and i enjoyed learning from her.

    Cristina Germanacos
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    I completed my level 3 Beauty Therapy Diploma at RC earlier this year and my experience was a good one. The tutors are extremely knowledgable, Xubin and Catherine were very supportive and approachable and as a student I felt like I really mattered. My tutor Dion was very experienced and knowledgable and she taught us very well. The fast track courses can be very intense at times so be prepared to work hard and stay committed but believe me, it is so worth it!! I am proud to have studied at Ray Cochrane and I would highly recommend this prestigious school to anyone who is serious about a career in beauty.

    Caroline Khan
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