Level One Diploma in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy

This course offers training in skills as an introduction to the hairdressing and beauty therapy industry and provides a nationally recognised qualification from the City and Guilds awarding body. This course is ideal for those who perform the duties of a junior or assistant in a salon.

What will I study?

  • Shampooing and conditioning hair
  • Creating an image using colour in the hair and beauty sector
  • Styling women's hair
  • Styling men's hair
  • Creating a hair and beauty image
  • Salon reception
  • Art of dressing hair
  • Hair plaiting
  • Skin care
  • Applying basic make-up
  • Themed face painting
  • Nail art
  • Providing basic manicure treatment
  • Providing basic pedicure treatment
  • Creating a hair and beauty image
  • Salon reception duties
  • Art of photographic make-up

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is through observation of practical skills carried out on paying customers in the salon environment. Learners also participate in written and oral questioning or online multiple-choice tests.

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of two GCSEs
  • Or Skills for Life qualification
  • Or entry level three qualification
  • Or equivalent

What next?

A more advanced course, such as the Level Two VRQ Diploma in Hair or beauty therapy or Apprenticeships.

Additional information

Additional mandatory qualification:

  • Personal social development

This mandatory unit is designed to enable learners to identify their strengths, skills and achievements so they can be aware of different job opportunities open to them, complete application forms, prepare for job interviews and to assess the suitability of different jobs functional skills.

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

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