Full Time

Subject Area

Hair, Beauty and Barbering

Course Length

1 year


City Campus





Course Level


Award to be received


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Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone wishing to learn the basic skills and relevant background knowledge required for employment in the hair and beauty sector.

What do you need to apply for the course?

You will need to have at least one GCSE at grade G. You will also be asked to undertake a skills test assessment and pass an interview.

What are the key things you'll learn?

This course covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to Hair and Beauty Sector
  • Providing manicure and pedicure treatments
  • Skin care
  • Hand care
  • Basic make-up
  • Nail art
  • Themed face painting
  • Working with others
  • Create a hair and beauty image
  • Reception
  • Personal presentation
  • Health & Safety

Additional activities include:

  • Home Study Using Moodle (VLE)
  • Competition work/photographic work
  • External visits
  • Guest speakers
  • Work Experience

How you will learn

You will learn through a variety of teaching methods including practical work in the salon, theory work and written assessments.

Where could this course take you?

After successfully completing the course you could progress on to a Level 2 course or seek employment in the beauty and hair sectors.

What costs will you incur?

You will have the opportunity to purchase a beauty kit. You will need to purchase a tunic.