Level 1 Introduction to Hair and Beauty Services (Full-Time)

Course Overview

The Level 1 Introduction to Hair and Beauty Services is a Full-time Further Education course designed for students who are interested in becoming a hairdresser or beauty therapist within the hairdressing and applied therapies industry. This is located in the Hairdressing and Applied Therapies (HAT) department.

This programme covers styling, setting and blow-drying skills, colouring, shampooing and conditioning hair, basic salon health and safety, retail, reception skills and customer care. The beauty units are basic manicure/pedicure/nail art/themed face painting and basic make-up techniques.

  • Entry Requirements

    Interview prior to enrolment. Learners must have achieved 2 GCSEs at grades D/E (or equivalent). Interview prior to enrolment. Students must be aged 16 and have achieved at least two GCSEs at Grades D or above; one must be English.

  • Career Prospects

    This qualification will allow students to continue their studies to Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy and/or advanced skills courses.

  • Assessment

    Assessment methods include observation of practical work, written assignments, oral questioning and written end of unit tests. Learners will have homework to complete, which includes compiling a portfolio of evidence, completing workbooks and practising skills.

  • Additional Costs

    Learners will be required to purchase a kit and uniform.

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