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 ABT & VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Microblading/Nanoblading Course
    £ 1,950 £ 2400 £ 6,995 £ 8,495 £ 4700 £ 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 & 3 Nail Technician Course
    £ 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 recently passed my level 4 laser and IPL course. I would like to thank Karina for all her help, she is an excellent tutor and i have learned so much in six weeks and am now ready to start a career in laser hair removal. Highly recommended!

    Havva Yusuf
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    I’ve recently finished the beauty therapy level 2 course and I am very pleased with the skills I received there. I want to thank for the best teacher Zarina, the best and most professional teacher I ever had. She always was helpful and making us to understand everything ! Thank you! I’ll be back to continue my studies for level 3 🤗

    Inga Lungu
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    I have been going as a client for years to Ray Cochrane. The students are exceedingly well supervised and kept running on time by excellent teachers. I also like that you can chose from a variety of product lines for your treatment according to your budget. Although it easily reached at busy Baker Street being lower ground it is peaceful once you are there.

    Clair Constable
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    I've just completed my Level 2 Course here and i can't recommend it enough. Had a brilliant time and our teacher Flora was amazing and so supportive! Will be back for level 3 next year!

    Rachel Hanly
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    I was taught a year ago by Flora (Level 2) and Cathetine (level 3) and I have to say, the level of professionalism and support I had from both of these tutord has carried me through into my first Aesthetic Job. Their patience and consideration for individual students and as a group was phenomenal!!! The class sizes however, may have been a bit too big considering the physical space in the room. Other than that, I am so grateful! Many thanks Ray Cochrane, I'll be back for my level 4 soon!

    Priya Dave
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    Two of my daughters are getting trained there one just finished leavel2 beauty and starting leavel 3 in October other one is doing leavel 4 at the moment. Very nice and healp full teachers.very professional and very high standard of teaching skills to the students iam very impressed and will recommend anyone for this school as I searched every where to find good school for my girls and found them the best.we live in watford and have to travel but we are happy it's worth it. Mrs shah

    flamingo
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