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Hair & Beauty Level 1 Diploma at Wigan & Leigh College

Course description

This course is aimed at learners wishing to develop a career in hairdressing or beauty therapy. You will gain valuable insights into the industry, and will develop useful skills and relevant background knowledge, as well as gaining an understanding of the range of services and treatments available.

Course content

Introduction to the hair and beauty sector, presenting a professional image in a salon, shampoo and conditioning, plaiting and twisting hair, colour in the hair and beauty sector, styling women's hair, the art of dressing hair and face painting. The course also includes functional skills in maths and English.

Entry requirements


A minimum of 5 A*-E/F / 9-2 GCSE subjects or equivalent


Continual assessment, practical, oral and written end tests. Learners will also be expected to produce a portfolio of evidence.

Financial information

Courses are free for 16-19 year olds. For further information contact our Student Services team on 01942 761609.

Future opportunities

A Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy.

Further information

You will need to purchase a kit and Image Centre uniform. You will also have the opportunity to participate in trips, shows and competitions.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 23 October 2017

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    • Our Parson's Walk Centre houses a wide range of vocational courses and provides a unique and exciting atmosphere.

      The Centre features the award winning Wheel restaurant, together with other outstanding facilities that provide hands on work experience including the Image Centre, Florist Shop and Travel Shop.

      In addition, our classrooms offer a comfortable and professional working environment which is exemplified by our £20,000 state-of-the-art Apple Mac suite.

      This Centre also houses the College's largest Learning Resource Centre to provide help and support to all students in the use of the library and IT facilities. Our dedicated team of staff are on hand to provide assistance with electronic books and databases, information skills and one-to-one sessions. Laptops, iPads and Samsung tablets are just a selection of the range of facilities available.

      This Centre is completed with our Employment Services team who are here to offer you a personal information, advice and guidance session to identify areas of development and agree goals to set you on your path to gaining employment.

      Located in the heart of the town centre, our seven floor Centre offers excellent public transport links being only a five minute walk from the bus station and ten minute walk from the railway station. For all the latest travel information try downloading our Transport Guide.