Level 1 Certificate in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector (16-18 years)

The introduction to the Hair Sector Level 1 programme is designed to build on your interest and passion for the hair and beauty industry, covering a wide range of skills from styling, plaiting & twisting, make-up and skin care.

These qualifications are designed for people who want to prepare for further learning or training in the hair and beauty sector.

Course Content Introducing you to

  • Introduction to the hair & beauty sector
  • Shampoo and conditioning
  • Hair plaiting
  • Skin care
  • Manicure
  • Applying basic make-up
  • Follow health & safety in the salon


Entry Requirements

Students should be 16 years of age at the start of the course and have three GCSEs at grades D-E which must include English and Mathematics, together with a satisfactory school reference.  All applicants will be interviewed to assess their suitability for the course and should have a keen interest in the hairdressing, make-up and beauty therapy sector.  Good IT skills are also required, as is access to a computer and the Internet outside College.

Course Duration

One year, full time.  Attendance in College three or four days a week with work experience in our commercial salon.   Next course start date: September 2018.  Work experience is an essential part of your learning package.


Progression from the Level 1 Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector to the Level 2 Hairdressing, Level 2 Beauty Therapy or Apprenticeships will not be guaranteed without meeting the entry criteria for the course, including a clear disciplinary record and at least 90% attendance.  

Additional Information

Assessment is carried out during practical lessons and through written tests & assignments.  Evidence will be shown in portfolios and of evidence. Kit and uniform is required for practical lessons. Further information regarding kit, uniform and other equipment and materials will be given at advice and guidance/interview sessions. Early application is advised as these courses are popular.  The College reserves the right to only run a course if enrolment has reached minimum requirements.

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