Introduction into the Hair & Beauty Sector (Level 1)

Introduction into the Hair & Beauty Sector (Level 1)

Subject Area: Hairdressing & Barbering Beauty Therapy & Make-Up


Course Information

  • Start Date: Sep, 2022
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: 152701
  • Entry Requirements

    2 GCSEs at grade 1 including English and/or maths, or demonstrate the ability to work towards level 1 in English and maths in an assessment.

    Course Overview

    This course is based at our Ipswich campus.

    This study programme will enable you to develop skills in hair and beauty alongside English, maths, 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 (C) or above in GCSE English or maths will need to study these subjects alongside their chosen qualification.

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    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 College’s creative hair show.

    Core Skills Covered: Creativity | Customer Service | Confidence | Time Management | Attention to Detail | Estimating

    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.

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    Tuition Costs

    No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2022.

    For all students aged 19+ please contact Student Support.

    For details regarding fee remission, please visit our Tuition Fees page.

    Additional Costs

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

    Courtney - Level 1 Hair & Beauty

    Courtney said “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 Hairdressing in September and look forward to building on the skills I already have and learning new ones.