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Hair and Beauty (Introduction to the Sector) (Entry Level) at New College Swindon

Course description

The course aims to provide you with an insight into the Hair and Beauty industry alongside developing your social skills and a professional approach to customer service. It includes how to present yourself as a Beauty therapist or Hair stylist whist drawing on your abilities and ambitions to take you to the next level.

Course content

VTCT Entry Level courses will be delivered over one year with individual sessions to cover Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy and self development.

Course units include:

Developing Self, Healthy Living, Managing own Money, Working as part of a group,

Follow health and safety, Colour hair with temporary colour, Presenting a professional image, Hand care, Skin care, Create an image using colour, Basic make-up, Hair plaiting.

You will also be invited to compete in the department end of year show.

Entry requirements

Open to anyone 14 years and over who has an interest in the hair and beauty industry, no qualifications required. You will be expected to follow additional GCSE and/or Functional skills courses including English and maths. High standards of personal presentation are expected in the industry, so you should be ready to demonstrate a professional manner and appearance throughout your course.


The qualification is mainly assessed through observation of practical work. Some units may require you to sit an externally set on-line exam to confirm knowledge. The information gathered will build your own portfolio of evidence. You will work closely with your tutor who will regularly check and discuss your progress.

Distinction Hair and Beauty Salons offer you the opportunity to study in a realistic working environment where clients pay for their treatments and services. As part of the course you will practice all services with other learners so you should be prepared to take part in giving and receiving all hair treatments.

Future opportunities

This course will allow you to progress to level 1 Diploma or Certificate in the Hair and Beauty Sector or directly to level 2 Diploma or Certificate courses in either Hairdressing, Beauty, Complementary Therapies or Hair and Photographic Make-up.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 28 April 2016

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