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Hairdressing Level 1 Diploma at Highbury College

Course description

This course provides the perfect launch pad for anyone who would like to work as a professional hair stylist.

Working in our commercial hair and beauty salon, you will learn a wide range of industry-standard treatments, develop your customer and business awareness and have an opportunity to take part in local, regional and national competitions.

Course content

You will attend both theory and practical sessions and work in a realistic commercial salon environment under the direct supervision of tutors.

Additional certificates may be available in subjects such as Indian Head Massage and Customer Service.

The following subjects are covered: shampoo and conditioning hair, temporary colour, reception, effective teamwork, health and safety, blow-drying and plaiting and twisting.

Work experience to be included. You are expected to do MyCourse hours.


The course will consist of theory, practical, portfolio, tutorial and additional learning to enhance your qualification.

Throughout the programme you will be assessed regularly against the standards set down by the examining body.

These assessments will be pre-arranged and will be as unobtrusive as possible.

Once you have completed the practical assessment of a unit to the set standard you will sit your written assessment paper.

You will be given assignments throughout the programme with lots of help and guidance.

Each level covers an area of competence at a level which places it on a national framework.

The framework makes qualifications easier to understand and also shows how people can progress through the system.

The qualification is based on standards that spell out the broad skills required in employment.

Future opportunities

On successful completion you can progress to Level 2 Hairdressing or go directly into employment. There are many career opportunities.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 May 2016
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