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Hairdressing Level 1 Diploma at Milton Keynes College

Course description

This foundation course gives an excellent start to hairdressing. It includes:

  • customer care
  • styling
  • techniques
  • cutting skills
  • colouring and tinting
  • how to operate in a professional salon
  • product knowledge and salon management
  • Functional skills*.

*Functional skills qualifications are designed to provide the necessary levels of English, and maths skills needed to ‘function’ in today’s society and workplace. They are a key component of all College Programmes. You will complete at least 1 Functional Skill at an appropriate level as part of your programme.

Entry requirements

You will need to have a good understanding of maths and English, or be prepared to work towards this. You must have good communication skills and able to behave in a professional manner towards others.


You will be continually assessed throughout the course through practical based observations, assignments and written tests.

Future opportunities

This qualification may lead to:

  • Career in hairdressing working as an assistant or receptionist in professional salons
  • Foundation apprenticeship
  • Level 2 qualification in hairdressing.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 April 2016
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