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Hair and Beauty Level 1 BTEC foundation Certificate at Accrington and Rossendale College

Course description

The Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Hair and Beauty (QCF) has been developed to give you the opportunity to:

  • Engage in learning which is relevant to you and will provide opportunities to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life
  • Achieve a nationally recognised entry or level 1 vocationally related qualification
  • Progress to employment in the health and social care sector
  • Progress to related general and/or vocational qualifications.
  • Develop your own personal growth and engagement in learning.

Course content

Course content: This is a one year full time course which involves 3 days of study a week. This will give you the opportunity to improve confidence, take part in lots of practical activities, days out and give you taste of lots of different pathways available to study within the college on completion of the course.

Maths and English: Alongside this programme you will complete Functional Skills maths and English. These lessons will give you the key skills to progress effectively in everyday life and employment.

Work related learning: The work related learning programme focuses on the high expectations of employers, encouraging and supporting learners to develop the skills required to progress into other vocational areas and employment. This includes subject areas such as equality and diversity, healthy living, money management and enterprise activities.

Tutorial: Tutorial is a workshop designed to develop your employability skills and produce a portfolio of evidence including a CV, personal statement, and general evidence of good practice within your academic studies.

Entry requirements

The Foundations Level 1 Certificate in Hair and Beauty programme is aimed at students aged 16 – 19 years who are possibly achieving at Entry Level 3 and are currently interested a career in the hair and beauty industry. You must have English and Maths at Entry Level 3, and you will be expected to attend a College interview.


The vocational qualification will be assessed throughout the year through written, practical and oral assignments. Maths and English are assessed through a final exam.

Financial information

This course is free of charge for 16 – 18 year olds.

This course will cost a maximum of £480 for learners aged 19 years old or above. This fee may be reduced or void depending on the individual’s circumstances.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of this Level 1 Certificate in Hair and Beauty qualification can lead to a place on a whole range of the Colleges Level 1 or Level 2 programmes.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Accrington and Rossendale College directly.

Last updated date: 15 January 2016
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