Full Time

Subject Area

Hair, Beauty and Barbering

Course Length

1 year


City Campus


16-18 Year Olds



Course Level




Home / Course / Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector Level 1

Who is this course for?

This course is for people with a genuine interest in hairdressing who would like to get started towards a career in the industry.

What do you need to apply for the course?

You will need to have one GCSE at grade G or above and pass an assessment of dexterity and skills.

What are the key things you'll learn?

The course provides an introduction to the hair and beauty sector including:

  • Shampoo and conditioning
  • Styling men’s hair
  • Styling women’s hair
  • Creating an image using colour
  • Colouring hair with temporary colour
  • Scalp massage
  • The art of dressing hair
  • Reception duties

How you will learn

You will be assessed through a number of practical activities, course work and a file of evidence. Practical assessments will be on a model head, working on each other and sometimes clients. Your IT skills will also be developed through this course.

Where could this course take you?

After successfully completing the course you could go on to look for employment in the industry or move on to a Level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing or Barbering.