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Hairdressing Vocational Qualification Level 1 at The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London

Course description

This course is for you if you want to get a job as a junior in a salon. You will learn about shampooing, conditioning, neutralising, removing colour and health and safety.

This HABIA and City & Guilds designed course will give you the skills you need to progress on to the Level 2 programme, or to assist in a salon.  You need to find a salon to work in but the College can help you do this  

You will cover health and safety in the salon, establish effective working relationships, shampoo and condition hair, prepare for hair services and maintain work areas, blow dry hair and assist with hair colouring services. 

The beauty units you study will include assisting with day make-up and with nails. You will also develop functional skills in literacy, numeracy and IT. Tutorial support will help you to progress and develop confidence in improving your own learning and performance whilst on the course. You will be required to assist in the salon reception area and training salons and attend a salon work placement one day per week to gain experience within the industry. You must be able to purchase your own specialist equipment/kit.

Course content

This course has practical sessions delivered in Commercial Hairdressing salons with theory being delivered using state of the art interactive whiteboards and ICT provision to help with achieving on line exams. One to one tutorial support is provided by industry qualiifed lecturers with up to date knowledege of new and emerging trends.

Entry requirements

You will need to find a salon yourself but the College can help you do this. The course is for learners over 16 years old with literacy skills at, or working towards Level 1 who are working in a salon.


You will be assessed by practical observation and online testing.

Future opportunities

You could progress to City & Guilds NVQ Hairdressing Level 2.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London directly.

Last updated date: 03 March 2016
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