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Hair and Beauty Sector Entry Level Certificate at South Essex College

Course description

Ideal for those who are interested in working in hairdressing or beauty therapy but do not have the necessary entry requirements for the Level 1 hair or beauty qualification

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Entry requirements

  • introduction to the hair and beauty sector
  • presenting a professional image in the salon
  • hair plaiting
  • creating an image using colour
  • basic make-up application/themed face painting
  • skin/hand care (additional units if time allows)
  • maths and English
  • employability skills
  • study skills



  • demonstrate the ability to work at entry level three in maths and English in an assessment
  • successful attendance at interview event and satisfactory references
  • you will be required to purchase salon wear, equipment kit, textbooks and consumables

Financial information

Through a range of practical and written assessments.

Future opportunities

FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment

Further information

  • Level 1 Diploma in Hairdressing
  • Level 1 Diploma in Beauty Therapy
  • Level 1 Diploma in Hairdressing and Beauty

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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