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Hair and Beauty Level 1 at Gateshead College

Course description

Studying both hairdressing and beauty therapy, you’ll work in our professional salon, Baltic Salon and Spa on paying clients.

With a focus on hairdressing techniques, you’ll develop skills in colour enhancement, plaiting and twisting, cutting techniques, creative styling and the art of dressing.

You’ll undertake a work experience placement one day a week to help develop your communication and creativity skills and have the chance to enter national competitions.

Course content

  • Colour enhancement
  • Plaiting & twisting
  • cutting techniques
  • creative styling
  • Art of dressing

This courses will begin journey to showcase your creativity in preparation for Level 2 Hairdressing. 

Entry requirements

  • You'll need good communication skills and an interview.
  • We welcome all applicants without any prior experience or knowledge in this area.
  • You will need motivation to achieve and have a passion to gain skills enabling you to progress this as a career in the future.

Future opportunities

On completion you can progress to our Level 2 in Hairdressing.

Fast-track to an apprenticeship

If you can’t find the right apprenticeship vacancy or you want to do some studying first - no problem. You can start on a vocational study programme then once you’re ready and a vacancy becomes available, we’ll help you transfer on to an apprenticeship.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 April 2016

Key information


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    • Gateshead College's Baltic Campus is located on the Gateshead quayside, just minutes from Newcastle City Centre and its attractions.

      The College is situated behind the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and The Sage Gateshead.

      The College has its own car park, but at busy times alternative parking is available nearby.

      There is a charge for parking. Students can apply for a permit to allow free parking during study time.