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Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy Level 1 Diploma at Brooklands College

Course description

The course is for 16-19 year olds who wish to enter the professional world of the beauty industry. This is a one year course that will include both practical and theory work.

Course content

Study will include facials, manicure, pedicure, preparation of the work area for Level 2 treatments and basic anatomy and physiology. 

You will also be assessed on the a small number of Hairdressing units such as blow-drying, shampooing & plaiting and twisting hair. 

During the course you will also be enrolled onto the tutorial, enrichment programme, 3 functional skills, and a personal and social development programme that will prepare you for work within the beauty industry.

Students will be expected to wear a uniform and present themselves in a professional manner as practical work will be assessed in the commercial beauty salon. 

You will need to work in a commercial salon for one day per week. The college may be able to assist in finding you a suitable work placement.

Entry requirements

You need GCSE passes grade D or below.


Continuous assessment via practical course assignments and written evaluations.

Financial information

A uniform and beauty kit is strongly recommended and this can be purchased from our agreed supplier (information will be given to you at interview).  Visits may include:  professional exhibitions, an international visit and a chance to take part in competitions and suppliers product courses.  Students are allocated a certain amount of free printing, after which a small fee will be incurred.

Future opportunities

You can further your studies by moving onto a Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy.  Alternatively, you may wish to go straight into employment.  Beauty Therapists tend to start their career in a beauty salon or spa.  They can also go on to specialise in a specific area such as massage or skin care. 

A starting salary for a Beauty Therapist would be approximately £12,000.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 February 2016
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