Hair and Beauty

Certificate in Hair & Beauty Skills, Level 1

Please note that the full time option for this course is predominantly aimed at 16 to 19 year olds.

However, if you’re an adult aged over 19, why not consider one of our part-time courses?

Course overview

Are you passionate about the hair and beauty industry? Do you read fashion magazines in search of the latest hair trends or style disasters? Whether you are thinking of becoming a mobile stylist or dream of owning your own salon, our level 1 course will introduce you to the world of hairdressing and beauty to provide you with the skills and training you need to develop a great career in the field. Our one-year course offers a hands-on approach that balances basic theory with some great practical experience to give you the best possible start in the industry. You will develop skills in customer service, shampooing, blow drying, applying temporary colour, basic skin care and make up application, reception duties, basic nail art and working in the hair and beauty industry.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. Entry will be subject to a satisfactory reference and interview.

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

Course Modules

- Hand and Nail Care
- Blow-dry
- Shampoo and Condition
- Plaiting
- Nail Art
- Create an image

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in a variety of ways including, practical assessments working on paying clients, written assignments or papers, online multiple choice assessments. Part of your programme does require you to work independently completing given tasks to support your underpinning knowledge and you will also be encouraged to complete further research and skill building outside of timetabled hours.

What can I do next

Successful completion of this course will allow you to look at progressing onto either hair or beauty at level 2