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Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy Level 1 Diploma at College of North West London (FE)

Course description

High levels of knowledge, technical ability and creativity are needed to pursue a career in this industry. The profession offers qualified hairdressers the flexibility to be self-employed and run their own businesses. Our students are national and regional award winners, testimony to the quality of teaching and training facilities we provide.

Course content

You will study the following units (each unit has a credit value of between 2 and 4 credits and this course is equal to 41 credits): • Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety (4 credits) • Prepare and maintain salon treatment work areas (3 credits) • Contribute to the development of effective working (4 credits) • Shampoo and condition hair (4 credits) • Prepare for hair services and maintain work areas (2 credits) • Assist with facial skin care treatments (4 credits) • Assist with day make up (4 credits) • Blow dry hair (4 credits) • Assist with salon reception duties (4 credits) • Assist with hair colour services (4 credits) • Plait and twist hair using basic techniques (4 credits)

Entry requirements

You will need English and Maths skills at Level 2. On application, if you do not have evidence of your English and Maths levels you will be given an online assessment. You will be offered an interview with the tutor to discuss the course and take a vocational assessment if required. Adult learners' prior skills and experience (e.g. evidence of work experience) will be taken into account.


You will assist Level 2 and 3 students to carry out treatments on the general public, which is assessed by observation and oral questioning by your tutor, and you will build a collection of evidence to form a portfolio of work. Theory is tested through assignments, revision tests and written exams.

Future opportunities

Successful students can progress to a Level 2 course in the College. You could also seek employment in a junior role in a salon, and continue your training with a part-time course or possibly an apprenticeship.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact College of North West London (FE) directly.

Last updated date: 04 March 2016
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