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Introduction to the Beauty & Hair Sector BTEC Level 1 Diploma at Tyne Metropolitan College

Course description

The course for you if ...

You are a people person and have a passion for beauty therapy and hairdressing.

Course content

You will work towards an exciting career in Beauty Therapy or Hairdressing by learning the latest techniques and technology in professional salon environments.

You will also gain an excellent grounding in a variety of Beauty Therapy and Hairdressing techniques such as skincare and nail art, shampooing, assisting with colouring, salon duties and general health and safety.

As well as learning theory, you will perfect and practice your new skills in our on-campus training salons working alongside hair experts in a professional and practical environment.

Entry requirements

A range of GCSEs at Grade D-F; or at least a pass at BTEC Entry or Certificate; or Level 1 equivalent. You will need to attend an interview with a course tutor and get a satisfactory reference from a previous course, school or employer. Students are required to purchase a salon uniform and kit for all Hairdressing or Beauty
Therapy courses (approx. cost of kit and uniform = £72 (based on 13-14 costs). Financial support may be available to help with the cost of course-specific equipment, ask the Gateway team for more details.


Assessment is based on practical competency, graded assessments and external online tests.

Future opportunities

Possible progression onto Level 2 Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy or Nail Services courses. Careers include: Receptionist, Assistant Beauty Therapist, Junior Hairdresser and Colour Technician.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 March 2016

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    • TyneMet’s main site is the Coast Road Campus in Wallsend, easily accessible from the city centre and that coat with excellent transport links and free parking. TyneMet is your vocational specialist, offering you a huge range of courses across career-based subjects to get you off to a great start. There’s so much to explore on campus with a range of retail outlets from a Hair and Beauty Salon, a gym, a restaurant and even a floristry shop!