City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in an Introduction into the Hair & Beauty Sector

City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in an Introduction into the Hair & Beauty Sector

Subject Area: Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy Adult Learning

Course Overview

This study programme will enable you to develop skills in hair and beauty alongside English, math’s and work experience in local hair or beauty salons.You will additionally have weekly sessions to improve your employability skills and personal development while at college.

The study programme is unit based and you will learn through practical assessments using our commercial hair and beauty salons as well as assignment work for each individual unit delivered.This course teaches you about the hair and beauty industries, the importance of personal presentation, and includes how to shampoo and style women’s hair, undertake manicures and apply nail art. You will also participate in work related enrichment using high quality products for hair and beauty services.

All students who have not achieved a grade 4 or grade C or above in GCSE English or maths or both will need to study an English or/and maths qualification alongside their chosen main qualification.

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  • Start Date: Sep, 2018
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: HHB11F0

Entry Requirements

3 GCSEs at grade 2 (grade E) including English Language/ Entry Level functional skills English, pass a skill based test where appropriate and meeting and suitable reference.

Course Highlights

You have the chance to work while you learn, performing treatments in our modern hair and beauty salon, The Zone. The Zone creates an outstanding learning environment, helping you gain experience.You will also have the chance to show off your abilities by taking part in events, such as the Colleges creative hair show.

Next Steps

This foundation course is designed to ensure that you can progress to further vocational studies through full time study or apprenticeships at level 2.

Tuition Costs

No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2018.

For all students aged 19+ fees will be £1576.

Details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learning Loans can also be found at

Additional Costs

Approximately £175 for uniform/kit and £30 for trips/materials

Eleanor Long - City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Hair & Beauty

This year has been a really enjoyable experience for me. I have learnt a lot of new skills on the level 1 programme. I really enjoyed the hands on experience with both the Hair and Beauty elements of the course. I plan to progress on to level 2 in September and look forward to building on the skills I already have and learning new ones.