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Hair and Beauty City & Guilds NVQ Diploma at The Astley Cooper School

Course description

This qualification focuses on the essential principles of each craft and will give you the accreditation you need to begin your career in the industry.

A City & Guilds qualification is proof that you have the right skills to do your job well - which is why so many employers look for people who have one.

You can be confident your qualification is well respected within your industry.

City & Guilds qualifications are engaging and rewarding, and can lead to a whole range of fulfilling careers.

With a Level 1 qualification this will give you the foundation for your career in the Hairdressing and Beauty Industry. It will give you the tools to progress onto Level 2 or enter a salon at a junior position.

Course content

With this qualification you will be learning all aspects of Hairdressing from how to wash hair correctly (it's harder than you think) to highlighting and cutting.

City and Guilds recognize that the Hair and Beauty industry are even stronger when paired together, so have created this qualification to allow you to sample parts of both industries. This will hopefully equip you better for your progression.

With this in mind you will also learn and be assessed in some Beauty treatments, this could include nail services, make up or facials.

The NVQ Diploma is a vocational qualification, so most of your work will be assessed within a practical environment. This will involve working on real clients within a professional salon. With each unit your knowledge will be assessed with a multiple choice exam also. This allows for you knowledge of the subject to be tested alongside your practical skills.

Future opportunities

Once you have completed your NVQ Level 1 Diploma in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy you will be in an excellent position to progress through either of the Hair or Beauty industries. With this qualification you will be able to progress on to either a Level 2 qualification in Hairdressing or Beauty or even a Level 2 qualification upon a Hair and Media course. If you decide that you like training upon the job, then you will be in a prime position for an apprenticeship.

Whatever you decide the world is your oyster, quite literally, eventually you could find yourself working upon a cruise ship, being a session or make up stylist to the stars, the choices are endless and this qualification will give you the solid foundation to build upon.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Astley Cooper School directly.

Last updated date: 29 March 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September