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What's Involved

Level 1 is ideal if you're just starting out in hair and beauty and want an understanding of the industry - enough to succeed in a job in the area or to move on to further study.

You will study a variety of units relating to beauty therapy treatments and these may include:

  • An introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector;
  • Presenting a professional image in a salon;
  • Create an image using colour in the hair and beauty sector;
  • Skin care;
  • Hand care;
  • Basic Manicure treatment;
  • Basic Pedicure treatment;
  • Basic make-up application;
  • Themed face painting;
  • Basic Nail art application;
  • Following health and safety;
  • Salon reception duties;
  • Working with others in the hair and beauty sector.

You will be enrolled on a Study Programme which will include mandatory attendance on your vocational course and English and Maths if required following assessment, as well as engagement in work experience and enterprise activities throughout the duration of the course.

Entry Requirements

You'll require GCSE English and Maths at Grades 3-1 (D-G) and two further GCSEs at Grade 2 (F).

You'll need good school references for attendance and punctuality and will have a positive interview with course staff before enrolment. You'll also have assessments to determine your English and Maths skill levels.

Where will it take me?

The Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector qualifications can open doors to a wide variety of roles, including:

  • Salon Assistant;
  • Salon Receptionist.

Following completion of these qualifications, you can progress onto a Level 1 or Level 2 NVQ or VRQ in either Hairdressing, Barbering or Beauty Therapy.

Course Assessment Method

Assessment is continuous throughout the academic year and you'll complete treatments on peers and clients alike. After each assessment you will be given feedback from your tutor to give you the knowledge required to make any improvements ready for summative assessments. When you are ready for final assessment you will be assessed in a practical environment as you complete the practical treatments on salon clients.

All 13 units require you to complete a written assignment. You will be given the detailed information required to support you with research and fact finding in preparation for each assignment.

All assignments will have their own individual deadline date for submission. This will then be marked and you will received feedback on your submission within 14 days of the hand-in date.

Where and When

Hair And Beauty Sector (Beauty Pathway) Level 1 Diploma Introduction C&G

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Fee Information

Course Code Study Mode Start Date Under 16 16-18 19+ International
B864V1F-19 Full Time 02/09/2019 £1,371 £0 £1,371 N/A

Notes About Fees

Fees shown are per year.

Find out more by speaking to Admissions:

  • For full-time further education courses call 01708 462833
  • For part-time further education courses call 01708 462801
  • For higher education courses, or if you’re an overseas student, call 01708 462801


  • To find out if you’re entitled to support call Student Services for advice on 01708 462718 ext 2718
  • You don’t have to pay tuition or admin fees if you’re 16-18 and studying a further education funded course.
  • You need to pay higher education course fees each academic year.

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