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About the course

This course will give you the skills and knowledge you need to provide basic shampoo and condition, styling men's and women's hair, plaiting and twisting, the art of dressing hair and, salon reception duties. You will gain an insight into working in the sector and knowledge of the health, safety and hygiene requirements. It will support progression onto a Level 2 course.

Entry requirements

3 GCSEs at grade 3 or above plus grade 4 in English.

A successful completion of the Level 1 hair and beauty with clear progress on English skills may also be considered.

How much does it cost?

Free to those aged 16-18. There is a range of financial support that you may be entitled to, including Learner Support funds, grants and bursaries and employer support.

If you are aged 19+ and interested in this course please click here to go to Level 2 Women’s Hairdressing (part-time)

Textbook, USB memory stick, stationery, uniform, kit. Approx cost £220

Awarding Body

City & Guilds

Why study?

Hairdressing is a dynamic industry with lots of different career opportunities to choose from. Successful people in the industry can take their pick from many top jobs from; preparing models, working on magazines and photo-shoots, in theatre and film, even tending to the rich and famous! The UK hairdressing industry is widely regarded as the best in the world so the opportunities are vast.

Where will this course take me?

Employment at junior stylist level (most salons would request a skills test as part of the interview process).

Core modules

  • Working in the Hair Industry
  • Health and Safety
  • Consultation
  • Shampoo and Condition
  • Promote Products and Services
  • Cutting Ladies Hair
  • Colouring
  • Perming
  • The Art of Dressing Hair
  • Create a Themed Image
  • Plaiting and Twisting

Optional modules

  • Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector
  • Plaiting and twisting hair

How will I be assessed?

One end of year written exam, one end of year synoptic practical assessment, portfolio presentation and homework.

Will I have to provide anything?

Textbook, USB memory stick, stationery, uniform, kit. Approx cost £220

I'm interested. What should I do now?

Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
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