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Hairdressing and Beauty Studies at City College Plymouth

Course description

When it comes to happiness at work, surveys often report that hairdressers are a cut above the rest! If you are practically minded, have a creative flair, and a genuine interest in people then you have many of the attributes for a great career in this industry. This exciting qualification will give you an overview of the hair and beauty industry, and will cover styling women’s hair, basic make-up skills, nail art and photographic make-up.   Kit and uniform for this course will be provided by the College for all 16-18 year olds. You will need to pay a deposit of £100, which will be refundable on the successful completion of your course. 

Course content

The level one course consists of three steps which begin with the award in an introduction to the hair and beauty sector and then progresses to the certificate, and then finally the full diploma which if achieved will give you the full qualification.

Subjects covered include:

  • presenting a professional image in a salon
  • styling women's hair
  • applying basic make-up
  • nail art 
  • the art of dressing hair
  • skin care.

Your individualised study programme will be made up of the following four areas:

  • the qualification you are studying
  • English and maths
  • work experience
  • other activities to develop your personal skills e.g. preparing you for employment, training or higher/further education.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however good communication and people skills are an advantage. 


All of your achievements will be recorded on your record of achievement, if applicable. However, there are written assessments, assignments and tests. 

Future opportunities

On successful completion you may progress to:

  • the level 2 hairdressing or beauty therapy courses offered at the College.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City College Plymouth directly.

Last updated date: 26 February 2016

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