Level 1 Diploma Intro to the Hair and Beauty Sector
|Mode of study
|London Road Campus
|2 September 2024
Who is it for?
This course is for anyone wanting to develop basic skills in hairdressing or beauty therapy. After this course you could gain employment as a junior in a salon, progress onto level 2 hairdressing or Level 2 Beauty Therapy or Level 2 Make-up and Nails.
A minimum of one GCSE at grade 4 or above, good communication skills and a passion for beauty therapy and hairdressing.
What does the course involve?
Studying hairdressing and beauty therapy can set you up for a career in a rewarding industry with potential for traditional salon work, emerging treatments and entrepreneurship. This course is aimed at those students with no prior salon experience. Our expert teachers will guide you through the requirements of this course and help you progress onto the Level 2 and 3 courses in our industry style facilities. Alternatively, this course can help you gain an apprenticeship within a hair salon or barbers.
You will work in the Training Academy developing skills on peers and paying clients for the following units
Health and Safety
Shampoo and Conditioning
Styling Women’s Hair
Styling Men’s Hair
Plaiting and Twisting Hair
Basic Make-up application
Providing Basic Manicure Treatment
Colour Hair using Temporary Colour
Create a Hair and Beauty Image
Salon Reception Duties
Working with Others in the Hair and Beauty Sector
You will be required to engage in one week’s mandatory work placement to develop your employability skills.
You will continue to develop your Maths and English skills and study GCSEs in Maths and English, if you have not already achieved a grade 4.
How is the course assessed?
The work will be assessed continually through a variety of formative and summative practical observations on peers and clients with constructive feedback throughout the course allowing you to build confidence and skill. You will also be required to build a portfolio of evidence to show competence. There is also assignment writing and online exams.
How much does it cost?
A kit and uniform will be required for this course.
Continual at home practice will be required. There are a wide range of roles within the industry. Upon the successful completion of this course, you will have the option to progress to the Level 2 Diploma in Men’s and Women’s Hairdressing, Level 2 Beauty Therapy or Level 2 Make-up and Nails.
What do I do next?
You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study such as A Levels via a separate application. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email email@example.com