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Hair & Beauty Introduction Level 1

egg-timerFull Time
arrowLevel 1
hat16-18, Adult FT
calendar1 Year
pinLancaster & Morecambe College
Start date: 04/09/2023

This course offers an introduction to the exciting and prosperous careers available in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy. You will gain knowledge and learn new skills in a variety of basic Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy services.

On completion of this course you will receive a City and Guilds Level 1 Diploma in an Introduction to the Hair & Beauty Sector.

Course Overview

Topics covered within this qualification may include:

  • Shampoo & Conditioning

  • Hair Plaiting

  • Skin Care

  • Hand Care

  • Styling Women’s Hair

  • Nail Art Application

  • Basic Manicure

  • Basic Pedicure

  • Temporary Colour Application

  • Health & Safety

  • Presenting a Professional Image

All students aged 16-19 are also required to study functional Maths & English qualifications or GCSE Maths & English if not already awarded a GCSE grade at C/4 or higher in these subjects. Students who are 19 and over are strongly encouraged to take relevant English and Maths qualifications to support progression to further or higher education, training or employment.

You will be assessed continuously throughout your course using a range of methods including: assignments, coursework, practical performance and portfolio presentation.

You will study at College for 3 days a week with a typical week consisting of practical and theory along with Maths & English depending on your requirements. You will also be expected to undertake regular home study on this course.

Possible trips available on this course include visits to the Blackpool Hair Show and Professional Beauty in Manchester.

You will also have the opportunity to pay for sessions on LVL lashes and spray tanning.

Industry Links

You will be required to undertake a two week work placement which is a compulsory element of this course, this is an excellent opportunity to gain an insight into the real working environment and can lead to full time employment or an Apprenticeship.

Progression Routes

Progression opportunities within College include: Hairdressing Level 2, Beauty Therapy Level 2, Media Make-up Level 2 or an Apprenticeship in Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy.

There are many exciting roles to go into in the Hairdressing industry such as:

  • TV Hair Stylist

  • Hair Colouring Technician

  • Music Production Stylist

  • Freelance Hairdresser/Barber

  • Teacher

  • Social Media Stylist

  • Beauty Therapist

You can discover all the opportunities available to you by exploring the full list of careers in this industry.

Entry Requirements

To study this course, you must:

  • Show enthusiasm for the subject area

  • Enjoy working with other people

  • Be able to work independently

  • Show a commitment to study

  • Demonstrate good interpersonal skills

Students must also have 3 GCSEs at grade G/1 or higher plus grade F/2 or higher in English and Maths.

How to Apply

If you would like to apply for this course, please click 'Apply' in the top right, follow the steps, and our Admissions Team will be in touch with you.

For more information, advice and guidance please phone Student & Learning Services on 01524 521385 or 0800 306306 or email

Course code: A30001-A1A