Hairdressing: Level 1 - Intro to the Hair & Beauty Sector: City&Guilds VRQ Diploma at NESCOT
This study programme will enable you to achieve a Level 1 Diploma in Hairdressing and successful completion of the programme will enable you to progress to L2 Hairdressing if you meet the entry requirements for the L2 course.
The course consists of theoretical lessons, combined with the development of practical skills. Both courses are college-based and you will also continue to develop your skills in Maths and English.
Hair units include shampooing & blowdrying, plaiting, basic colouring as well as developing your awareness of the hair & beauty industries. You will also cover basic manicure, nail art and face painting to enhance your artistic abilities for photoshoots and hairshows . You will also study English and Maths functional skills together with units from the personal and social developments syllabi.
Three GCSEs at Grade D. If students do not possess a ‘D’ Grade in English then a minimum of E3 must be achieved in English at initial assessment.
Assessment includes written assignments and practical observations.
Successful students who receive the Level 1 qualification in Hair can progress on to a Level 2 hairdressing qualification. Successful students who achieve the Level 1 qualification in Beauty can progress on to Level 2 Beauty.
Potential career routes in the Hair and Beauty industry:
- Airlines and cruise ships
- Beauty therapist
- Cosmetics / retail
- Facial treatments
- Image consultant
- Make-up artist
- Nail technicians
- Salon manager
- Television, film, theatre
Students will be expected to buy their own materials for the course, including a uniform, kit and book. These can be ordered at enrolment from nominated suppliers
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact NESCOT directly.