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Hair and Beauty - Level 1 Combined Hair & Beauty (for students aged 14-16) at Wakefield College

Course description

If you’re motivated with a keen interest in both hairdressing and beauty therapy, this course could be your first step towards a rewarding career in either field.

Course content

Modules studied may include:
• presenting a professional image in a salon
• creating an image using colour
• health and safety
• basic manicures and pedicures
• basic skin care and make up
• salon reception duties & PSD
• themed face painting
• the art of photographic make up
• shampooing and conditioning hair
• hair plaiting, styling and dressing women’s hair
Maths and English are key elements of any full-time programme of study in College. If you do not already have a GCSE at grade A*-C in these subjects, you will need to attend sessions allocated on your timetable. These are varied and designed to cater for all ability levels. You will receive advice and guidance regarding the correct level for you.
Skills in Maths and English will support your full-time course, assisting you with assignment writing, research, job applications, presentations, managing your own finances and interpretation of data, to mention just a few. They will also help you in the future. Most employers are looking for ability in these areas and the majority of university courses require you to have Maths and English GCSEs at A*-C. This is why the development of Maths and English is so important, whatever your field of study.

Entry requirements

Predicted grade D-G at GCSE AND Minimum Entry Level 3 in English and Maths or equivalent AND A good reference from Head of Year 10 or Headteacher


Students will learn by observing demonstrations, practising skills, and gaining the knowledge to support this.

Financial information

Please contact the 14-16 Unit at Wakefield College for details: Tel - 01924 789742 or by email -

Future opportunities

Further study

You could progress to a course such as the Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Services or the Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing Services. 

Career opportunities

You can go on to work as an assistant beauty therapist or a trainee within a hair or beauty salon, or assistant hairdresser.

Further information

If you require further information please contact: The Course Information Team on 01924 789111

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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 13 January 2017
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    • Castleford Campus (Postcode WF10 4UA)

      The Castleford Campus (previously known as the skillsXchange) houses the College’s provision in Construction, Motor Vehicle, Engineering, Hair and Beauty, IT and some Care and replaces the training which was previously offered at the College’s Whitwood Campus.

      Located at Junction 32 of the M62 between Castleford and Pontefract, the site is well known for Xscape, the indoor ski slope whose building houses a 14-screen cinema, bowling alley, climbing wall, sports facilities and restaurants. The Campus is situated directly next to the Asda in Glasshoughton.

      A learning resource centre, equipped with the very latest in technology, is a superb place for individual study, or to relax and use the internet. The Centre overlooks the large external courtyard, where students can mix, mingle and chill.

      In state-of-the-art hair and beauty salons, including a nail bar, we are training the next generation of hairdressers and beauticians. These professional salons offer live training environments to our students, with treatments for both men and women available at affordable prices. There are also industry standard facilities for the study of construction and engineering, motor vehicle and electrical courses.