Key course information
Hair and Beauty
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An exciting course ideal from those who are keen to explore both Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy.Whilst studying the Level 1 Hair and Beauty course you will cover: health and safety, skincare, applying basic make-up, themed face painting, basic manicure, shampooing and conditioning, men and women's hair styling, hair plaiting and colour using temporary colour.You will work with the general public and whilst on reception learn confidential methods of storing client information manually and on the computer.Work experience is an essential part of your course and you will be expected to attend a salon one day per week. This will give you hands-on practical experience of working in the industry.
What will I learn?
Introduction to the Hair and Beauty sector
Presenting a Professional Image in a Salon
Follow Health and Safety in the Salon
Salon Reception Duties
Applying Basic Make-up
Themed Face Painting
Providing Basic Manicure Treatments
Shampooing and Conditioning
Colour hair using temporary colour
These units are subject to change.
To enrol you must have 4 GCSEs at E (2) or above or equivalent (to include maths and English).
Your application will need to be supported by a reference, good record of attendance and an interview.
Study, Assessment and Qualifications
You will be assessed in the College's Aspire Academy of Hair and Beauty salons for practical assessments whilst also completing theory based assignments.
You will need to complete approximately 3 hours of home study a week.
Work experience is an essential part of your course and you will be expected to attend a salon one-day a week. This will give you hands-on practical experience of working in the industry.
The final qualification on this course is a Level 1 Diploma in Hair and Beauty Therapy.
This course will give you the entry requirements to enable you to progress on to Level 2 Technical Certificate in Beauty Therapy, Hair & Media Make Up Artistry, Hairdressing and Barbering.
Employment opportunities include:
• Assistant Hairdresser or assistant Beauty Therapist
• Salon Receptionist
• Cosmetic counter representatives
• Working for a hair or cosmetics company
Additional Costs and Information
You will need a uniform and a kit for this course (discussed at interview).
In cases of financial hardship funds may be available to help with the cost of this.
We also arrange educational activities and competitions as part of the course which may incur an additional cost.
What Could I Do Next?
On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses
Hair and Beauty
- Beauty Therapist
- Special FX Makeup Artist
- Massage Therapist
- Salon/Spa Owner
The UK Beauty industry is valued at £28.4bn
Over half of hairdressers and barbers in the UK in 2019 were self-employed.