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Hairdressing Level 1 Diploma at South Essex College

Course description

This course will prepare you for a career in hairdressing and enable you to develop and practise the skills required for employment.

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Entry requirements

  • professional image in a salon
  • shampoo and conditioning
  • styling men's and women's hair
  • plaiting and twisting hair
  • colour in the hair and beauty sector
  • the art of dressing hair
  • the art of colouring hair
  • salon reception duties
  • working with others
  • maths and English


  • demonstrate the ability to work at level one in maths and English in an assessment, or
  • Hair and Beauty Sector Entry Level 3 Certicate or equivalent and maths and English at level one
  • 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 assessment techniques, assignments and examinations. As this is a rigorous course of study you will be required to complete a large amount of work away from the College.

Future opportunities

FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment

Further information

After successful completion of the course you may progress to our Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing, or seek employment as an Apprentice junior in a salon, spa, health farm or cruise ship.

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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