This course is designed for people with an ambition for a career in the Hair & Beauty industry. It will provide you with a good introduction from which you could progress to further courses.

During the course you will be introduced to practical expertise and some knowledge of the industry. You will receive help and support with your academic skills to help you progress onto further courses.

Please be aware that as part of your practical lessons students learn the treatments on each other. Further development is then performed on paying clients.

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

Progression to suitable qualifications such as the Level 2 Diploma/Certificate in Beauty Studies, Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing or Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-up or Apprenticeship training.

What jobs can I get? 

Job opportunities could include working as a junior Beauty Therapist or trainee hair stylist in a salon. This course can enable you to progress onto further Hair or Beauty Therapy courses here at the College.

 

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

You will need to achieve 4 GCSEs grades including English and maths grades 3-1 (formerly D-G). Alternatively successful completion of a Foundation Entry Level 3 qualification and have achieved an Entry Level 3 Functional Skill in English and maths. Each applicant will be assessed on their individual merits, and a keen interest & self motivation in Hair and Beauty as a career is essential.  You will also be invited to a skills day as part of your interview for this program, to ascertain your dexterity skills on a given task.

What about work experience? 

Each learner will be expected to work within our Flaunt salons and dispensary area, to gain valuable Customer care skills.  All students will also complete a voluntary industry workplacement in an external local salon for a minimum of 1 week, which you will need to organise yourself.

Course costs

Course Code Start Date Costs 16-18 Costs 19-23 (with concessions) Costs 19+ (no concessions)
SGL1FP01HB 07/09/2021 TBC TBC TBC

* Please note fees are subject to change.

Costs 

Please call 01202 205205 or email enquiries@thecollege.co.uk

Students who may require assistance with the cost of the course should view the financial support section of this website.

Associated Costs 

Click below to download the uniform and kit lists.  This can be ordered direct from the suppliers.  Please refrain from ordering any the following if you only have a condidtional place offered, and are awaiting confirmation of pending results.

L1 Hair and Beauty Uniform

L1 Hair & Beauty Kit

You will also need to wear flat black enclosed shoes and smart black trousers (no leggings or jeans)

Course content

Course Content 

You will develop a range of practical skills and underpinning knowledge of the theory which will be mainly taught in The College's salons.

Subjects studied include:

  • Personal career planning
  • Teamwork skills
  • Take part in an activity
  • Employment rights, contracts and pay
  • Skills used in reading for meaning
  • Introduction to Health and Safety
  • Salon reception duties
  • Basic skin/hair care

English and Maths GCSE and functional skills will also be integrated into your study programme.

More info

Start Day/Time 

September Hours of attendance and start date will be confirmed at interview or enrolment.

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Level 1

Qualification Name 

Certificate

Awarding Body 

Ascentis

Curriculum Area 

Sixth Form and Service Industries - Hairdressing

More about the course 

Here at The College we have a reputation for offering excellent skills training. Our lecturers are professionals in their chosen fields, with sound experience, knowledge and expertise.

Working in our public salons you will gain valuable experience in offering a professional salon service, including customer care, client consultation and professional treatments in a realistic working environment. You will also have access to The College's virtual learning environment (MOODLE) to support your learning.

Enrichment opportunities are available and are offered to students throughout the duration of the course.

 

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Level 1

Qualification Name 

Certificate

Awarding Body 

Ascentis