Level 1 Professional introduction to Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy

Course Overview

The global hair and beauty industry could be thought to cater for only the glamourous, the vain or those in the spotlight, however global trends show an increase in the consumer market putting hair, beauty and wellness high on most people’s agenda. The next decade is monumental for the global hair and beauty market with everyone seeking improved well-being both physical and mental wellness is in the expert hands of the hairdresser and beauty therapist.

The course provides an introduction into the sector with a balance between developing practical skills and theoretical aspects of hair, make-up beauty and nails. Our Level 1 Professional programme has two pathways, Hair and Make-up or Beauty and Nails.

With expert guidance you will develop your basic practical hair and beauty skills to a professional standard.
During practical lessons you will take part in a range of demonstrations, workshops, discussion and research activities presenting and communicating your ideas through practical work and a portfolio of evidence. Theory classes will involve developing your knowledge through discussion and answering questions in preparation for written examinations.

Course Requirements

4 GCSE’s at grade 2 or above to include English and Maths

Course Skills & Benefits

Learn from our industry focused hair and beauty team, our excellent industry connections mean that you will have a range of opportunities for work experience and visits. Practical and creative skills will be developed alongside an introduction to the sector; this course will immerse you into the exciting world of customer service and hair, make-up, beauty and nail treatments.

Mandatory Units

All mandatory units must be achieved.
Unit 101 Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector
Unit 102 Presenting a professional image in the salon
Unit 113 Follow health and safety in the salon
Unit 115 Working with others

Optional Units

Hairdressing and Make-up Beauty and Nails
Unit 003 Shampoo and Conditioning Unit 005 Create an image using colour
Unit 103 Styling Women’s Hair Unit 006 Skin Care
Unit 104 Styling Men’s hair Unit 106 Basic Make-up
Unit 105 Plaiting and twisting hair Unit 107 Themed Face Paint
Unit 106 Basic Make-up Unit 108 Nail Art Application
Unit 107 Themed Face Paint Unit 109 Provide Basic Manicure
Unit 111 Colouring hair using temporary colours Unit 110 Provide basic pedicure
Unit 215 The Art of Dressing Hair Unit 112 Create a hair and beauty image
Unit 216 The Art of Photographic Make-up Unit 114 Salon Reception duties
Unit 216 The Art of Photographic Make-up

Course Progression

Progression to Level 2 Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy, Media Make-up or Nail Technology on successful completion of the course.

Career Options

Our students have an excellent record of success with career prospects that include:
Commercial hair and beauty salons (minimum L2 qualification)
Destination day spa (L3 qualification)
Self- employed mobile therapist
Cruise liners (L3 qualification)

Course Assessment

You will be assessed continually throughout the course by practical assessments, research assignments, service treatment portfolio and final written end exams.

A minimum of 36 hours work experience which is integral to the course and is assessed as part of the practical element.

High attendance and punctuality is an expectation for the course and is essential to certification and progression.

Course Finance

This course is free for anyone aged 16 – 18.
If you are outside this age group please contact the college for further information.
Students will be expected to purchase a uniform and small kit, a bursary may be available on application

Course Additional Information