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Hair and Beauty (Hair) - C&G Level 1 Diploma at East Durham College

Course description

This qualification is intended to provide an understanding of the basic hairdressing vocational skills and knowledge required to work in the hairdressing industry. Hairdressing skills will be developed through working on mannequin heads and clients throughout the styling, colouring, cutting and perming skills schemes. It will also provide an awareness of the range of jobs and work settings and enable candidates to make informed decisions about careers in the sector.

Course content


Thirteen units must be completed to pass the course. Shampoo and conditioning. Create an image using colour for the hair & beauty sector. Introduction to the hair & beauty sector. Presenting a professional image in a salon. Styling women's hair. Styling men's hair. Plaiting and twisting hair. Create a hair & beauty image. Follow health and safety in the salon. Salon reception duties. Working with others in the hair & beauty sector. The art of dressing hair. The art of colouring hair.


Entry requirements

All applicants will be interviewed and cover an initial assessment in a hairdressing related task. The required literacy and numeracy skills are Entry level 3 or working towards a level 1 qualification. Learners under 19 years of age will need to complete functional skills or GCSE depending on qualifications already achieved.


There will be a combination of theory, covering the underpinning knowledge required, and training in the required skills to underpin practical competence. Candidates are required to complete practical assessments which are graded at pass, credit or distinction. Functional skills are required and are an essential part of this qualification.

Candidates will work in salon sessions on mannequin head and on clients, etc. to practice competency regarding assessment criteria.

Financial information

If you have been a UK resident for the past 3 years and are under the age of 19 on the 31st August, you will not usually need to pay any course fees.

Future opportunities

After successful completion of the course you will have an awareness of the skills and requirements needed to progress onto the Level 2 Hairdressing qualification.

Further information

A one year programme in which knowledge is assessed via practical and written assignments. Evidence is generated and presented in a portfolio.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact East Durham College directly.

Last updated date: 12 April 2016
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