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Beauty Therapy/Hairdressing Level 1 at Malvern Hills College

Course description

This is an introductory level course teaching basic industry skills.

Course content

What’s involved?

• Effective working practices
• Prepare and maintain work areas
• Health and safety
• Salon reception duties
• Assisting with hair services and beauty treatments
• Shampooing and conditioning
• Basic styling of women’s hair

How will I be studying?

You will take part in practical sessions which will involve demonstrations and performing basic hair and beauty treatments. There will be some theory input for students to complete assignments and tests for this qualification. You will also be expect to undertake a work experience placement. The course includes Functional Skills and Personal & Social Development.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 2 GCSEs D-G. An interest in hair and beauty is essential. You will need to have good communication skills, basic competency in literacy and numeracy, the ability to work as part of a team, and a successful interview. This course is to enable students to progress onto a Level 2 qualification and it provides a great insight into hair and beauty.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of the Level 1 Diploma in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy you can apply to join the Level 2 Beauty Therapy course or Level 2 Hairdressing course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Malvern Hills College directly.

Last updated date: 05 August 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year


  • More information
    • The Evesham campus is a short walk from Evesham town centre. It is well placed for bus links from the surroundings area.

      The campus has...

      ·         A state of the art motor vehicle workshops

      ·         New hair & beauty training salons called PURE - Hair, Beauty & Relaxation, which are also open to the public

      ·         Training rooms for public services and construction

      ·         A dedicated health and childcare teaching area

      ·         Fully equipped IT facilities and media suite

      ·         A new photographic studio

      ·         An Energy Training Centre

      ·         Indoor and outdoor animal care facilities

      We also have a well equipped Learning Resources Centre and an excellent refreshment and relaxation area in The Hub, which includes a Costa Coffee Shop.