£ FREE + materials

This course is ideal if you want an introduction and basic knowledge of hairdressing and beauty therapy. You will have the chance to get to know the industry and different sectors, enabling you to research all the possible career pathways available, as well as develop practical skills that can be developed into the progression route of your choice. All of this in a top quality environment that needs to be seen to be appreciated!

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During this course you will gain an insight about the industry; learn useful basic skills and relevant background knowledge, however, successful completion of this qualification does not imply occupational competence.
You will learn basic skills in a number of treatment and service areas and whilst these skills do not need to be demonstrated on real, paying clients, in a realistic working environment, under commercial pressures and within commercially acceptable service times, learners will be expected to work on their confidence in order to meet such standards.

What will I learn?

A range of units to develop an understanding of the Hair & Beauty Sector including comparisons in the types of businesses and the clients each attract, understanding the importance of Personal Presentation in a salon environment and working in a team. Practical units include:

Hairdressing: Shampoo & Condition hair, Plaiting, Styling, Colouring hair using temporary colour.

Beauty Therapy: Skin Care, Nail & Hand Care, Basic Make Up application,

Enrichment opportunities

Extra-curricular activities and community projects will be included.


A kit and a uniform will need to be purchased. Ask for details.

How will I be assessed?

The emphasis is on ‘learning by doing’. Students will complete a number of tasks and/or tests to show their attainment of practical skills and underpinning knowledge. These will be assessed through practical observation and written assignments.

What can I do next?

Progress onto Level 2 Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy or Level 2 Hair & Beauty combined if a grade C is achieved in English & Maths.

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