Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy Level 1 at Kendal College
On this programme you will study various aspects of hairdressing, which will include shampooing, conditioning, setting and blow-drying, cutting, perming and colouring.
The qualification and the experience you gain on the course will help you find employment in hair and beauty salons either locally, or further afield; for example, in large department stores, hotels, leisure centres or on board cruise ships. You may also continue with your studies and progress on to the Level 2 Diploma or an apprenticeship.
You will work alongside enthusiastic and experienced staff and use up-to-date facilities and equipment. The department runs a variety of trips throughout the year, for example to Salon International in London and Birmingham Hair UK. Students also have the opportunity to complete in WorldSkills competitions.
This course will develop your customer care, retailing and team working skills. You will learn how to handle money, multi-task and use your own initiative.
This course usually takes place over 3 days.
All of our learners will be given support with their English and Maths skills where relevant to their main programme. Those students who have not yet achieved a ‘C’ grade at GCSE in these subjects will continue to work towards these important qualifications at a level suited to them.
This course will be part of a wider study programme, which may also include english & maths, work placement and additional studies.
At level 1 you will learn and be assessed on:
- Assisting in the salon
- Removing colour
- Preparing work area
- Plaiting and twisting
- Day make-up
- Basic manicure and pedicure
- Blow drying
You will also learn and develop Level 2 skills in:
You will learn via practical demonstrations, hands-on activities and theory sessions.
4 GCSEs at grade C-G
Progression from 14-16 programme in Hair & Beauty
You will be assessed by means of practical observation of your skills and oral questioning of your underpinning knowledge. In addition you will be assessed through the completion of written assignments, written tests and the production of a portfolio of evidence.
On completion of this course, you could progress to Level 2 Hairdressing either full time or as an apprentice.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kendal College directly.