Certificate in Hair and Beauty, Level 1

Course overview

Are you passionate about the hair and beauty industry? Do you read fashion magazines in search of the latest beauty trends or style disasters? Can you see yourself as a hairdresser or beautician? Whether you're thinking of becoming a mobile stylist or dream of owning your own beauty salon, our Certificate in Hair and Beauty will introduce you to the world of hairdressing and beauty.


This one year course will help you to develop practical hair and beauty skills and techniques required to progress to the next level of vocational study. You will have the option to study either hair or beauty, and depending on the pathway you have chosen, will learn about make-up application, fashion and editorial make-up and also learn how to create a total look combining hair and beauty techniques.

You will also have the opportunity to visit exhibitions, including Salon International, and participate in shows and events that we hold at the College. 

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. Entry will be subject to a satisfactory interview.

Entry decisions will be discretionary at interview. Students will continually be assessed through probation period to ensure they are on the correct level.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in a variety of different ways. Theory and practical assessments will be graded either a Pass, Merit or Distinction grade

What can I do next

With a Certificate in Hair and Beauty, Level 1, you can apply for salon work to assist stylists and gain practical experience. Alternatively you  may want to progress to our Level 2 in Hairdressing, Beauty or Hair and Media Make-up. You may also like to consider an apprenticeship in Hairdressing, which will build on the skills you've already learned. As you progress, you can choose to specialise in areas such as bridal hair, barbering or colour technique.

A career in hair and beauty is a highly skilled profession and there will be many options open to you. You could work on magazines and photo shoots, take a job on a cruise liner or even manage your own salon.

Course Modules

Create a hair and beauty image using colour
Make-up application
Dress and finish hair
Anatomy and physiology
Fashion and editorial make up
Face and body art

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Start Date
September 2017

Qualifications / Level
Level 1

Study Type
Full Time

Location
St Dunstan's Worcester

Cost
Under 19: Free
19+: £1,950

Course Code
HAB-CT1