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Hairdressing and Beauty Level 1 Diploma at South Essex College

Course description

This qualification is intended for those who wish to explore their interest in the hair and beauty sector. It will help you gain insight about the industry as well as learn useful basic skills and relevant background knowledge.

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Entry requirements

Mandatory units

  • professional Image in a Salon
  • career opportunities

Optional units

  • shampoo and Conditioning
  • styling men's and women's hair
  • plaiting and twisting hair
  • colour in the hair and beauty Sector
  • the art of dressing hair
  • the art of Colouring hair
  • salon reception duties
  • working with others
  • colour hair using temporary Colour
  • skin care
  • hand care
  • basic Make-up application
  • themed face painting
  • nail Art application
  • providing basic manicure treatment
  • providing basic pedicure treatment


  • demonstrate the ability to work at level one in maths and English in an assessment, or
  • Hair and Beauty Sector Entry Level 3 Certicate or equivalent and maths and English at level one
  • successful attendance at interview event and satisfactory references
  • you will be required to purchase salon wear, equipment kit, textbooks, stationery and consumables

Financial information

  • practical and written assessments
  • oral questioning
  • exams

Future opportunities

FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment

Further information

  • Beauty Specialist Techniques Level 2 Diploma
  • Hairdressing Level 2 Diploma

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Essex College directly.

Last updated date: 25 January 2017
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