Level 1 is ideal if you're just starting out in hair and beauty and want an understanding of the industry - enough to succeed in a job in the area or to move on to further study. You will study a variety of units relating to Hairdressing and these may include:
- An Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector;
- Presenting a professional image in a salon;
- Create an image using colour in the hair and beauty sector
- Styling women’s hair;
- Styling men’s hair;
- Creating an image;
- Presenting a professional image;
- Art of colouring;
- Art of styling women’s hair;
- Following health and safety;
- Salon reception duties;
- Working with others in the hair and beauty sector.
You will be enrolled on a Study Programme which will include mandatory attendance on your vocational course and English and Maths if required following assessment, as well as engagement in work experience and enterprise activities throughout the duration of the course.
You'll require English and Maths at GCSE Grades 3-1 (D-G) plus two further GCSEs at Grade 2 (F).
A satisfactory school reference and attendance report is also required.
Where will it take me?
The Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector qualifications can open doors to a wide variety of roles, including:
- Salon Assistant;
Following completion of these qualifications, you can progress onto a Level 1 or Level 2 NVQ or VRQ in either Hairdressing, Barbering or Beauty Therapy.
Course Assessment Method
Assessment is continuous throughout the academic year and you will complete treatments on peers and clients alike. After each assessment you will be given feedback from your tutor to give you the knowledge required to make any improvements ready for summative assessments. When you are ready for final assessment you will be assessed in a practical environment as you complete the practical treatments on salon clients.
All 13 units require you to complete a written assignment. You will be given the detailed information required to support you with research and fact finding in preparation for each assignment.
All assignments will have their own individual deadline date for submission. This will then be marked and you will received feedback on your submission within 14 days of the hand-in date.
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Notes About Fees
Fees shown are per year, they are estimated at this stage and will be confirmed at enrolment.
Find out more by speaking to Admissions:
- For full-time further education courses call 01708 462833
- For part-time further education courses call 01708 462801
- For higher education courses, or if you’re an overseas student, call 01708 462801
- To find out if you’re entitled to support call Student Services for advice on 01708 462718 ext 2718
- You don’t have to pay tuition or admin fees if you’re 16-18 and studying a further education funded course.
- You need to pay higher education course fees each academic year.
Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the details, no responsibility is accepted by the College for any errors or omissions. The formation and continuation of classes will depend on sufficient enrolment and maintenance of satisfactory minimum attendance. Where the minimum number is not reached in three consecutive weeks the class will have to close or amalgamate with another group. The College reserves the right to change course details if necessary. The information at enrolment will contain the appropriate details.
For general entry requirement guidance please follow this link.
More detailed entry requirement information will be available in due course.
DurationThe normal study pattern is one year full-time over 3-4 days, including evenings and could include Saturdays.
What will I study?The aim of this qualification is to build on your knowledge and practice, develop your practical skills and prepare for work.
The programme content includes:
Working in the hair industry
Following Health and Safety practices in the salon
Client consultation for hair services
Shampooing and conditioning the hair and scalp
Cutting women's hair
The art of dressing hair
Colouring and lightening hair
Perming and neutralising hair
Promoting products and services to clients in the salon
Salon reception duties
Creating an image on a theme within the hair and beauty sector
Additional activitiesHome study/revision
Work experience/work placement
Certificate in Contact Dermatitis
Visits to Wella in Manchester
How will I be assessed?Assessment consists of practical observations on paying clients, questioning, written questions, assignments, projects and written tests online. You will be required to provide some of your own models. Assessment will be graded Pass, Merit or Distinction.
What could it lead to?Hairdressing Diploma VRQ Level 3 for one year, or you could follow an apprenticeship route and study the Hairdressing Diploma NVQ Level 2 (two year course).
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