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Hairdressing NVQ Level 1 Diploma at Tresham College of Further and Higher Education

Course description

This course is for those with experience in hairdressing who are looking to gain recognised full level 1 qualification. Learning takes place in a commercial salon.

Course content

You will develop your basic hairdressing skills and assist stylists in the Tresham studios hairdressing salon including shampooing, conditioning,plaiting, twisting, setting, and blow drying and health and safety. You will also have the oppportunity to study hairdressing-related science.

Entry requirements

GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade E or above including English and preferably maths/science. Other relevant qualifications may be considered.


Each unit has practical assessments with peer and tutor observations. Some units also have an online test.

Financial information

If you are aged 19 or over, in receipt of any benefits and are unemployed, your course could be free of charge if it could help you find work. If you are working less than 16 hours per week on the National Minimum Wage (or £330 per month) then you may also be entitled to free courses. A self-declaration form must be completed to qualify. 

If you are aged 19-23 at the start of your course and do not already have a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification then you may not have to pay any fees. Please see the fees and funding section more details. 

If you are taking a course lasting more than one week, and the fee is more than £300 (excluding the registration fee), we can arrange for you to pay your fees in up to 5 equal instalments by standing order. An admin fee of £30 is charged for this service. Full terms and conditions will be supplied when you enrol. 
For more advice on course fees and funding, please contact our Customer Services Team on 0345 658 8990.

Future opportunities

This course will prepare you for entry into employment at a basic level in local salons or progression onto Level 2 Hairdressing course, providing you are given a good tutor reference and satisfactory attendance record.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tresham College of Further and Higher Education directly.

Last updated date: 09 June 2016
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    • Our brand new £36m Corby Campus continues to offer a range of vocational programmes training learners for employment in a number of specialist fields, including Construction, Catering, Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy and Engineering. In September 2011 new provision was introduced in Sport, Public Services, Computing, Business, Care and Early Years as well as a number of new Higher Education programmes.

      For the trades, Corby campus has a number of specialist engineering and construction workshops providing realistic working conditions with the most up to date equipment available for our learners. New technology includes a dedicated suite for AutoCAD training.

      The modern building includes dedicated learning pods for each of the different subject areas equipped with learning resources and computer facilities. A 3G astroturf similar to the one at the college's Kettering campus will also be utilised by the Sports and Public Services provision and will be available for hire by local orgainsations and sports teams.

      A state of the art fitness suite provides relevant training for sports science and fitness instructors and will open to learners and staff at the campus. Supported Learning Programmes are able to utilise the most up to date sensory equipment and aids to encourage independant living.

      The Skills for Life Workshop has now moved to the new campus for individuals to improve their basic Maths and English skills and English classes for speakers of other languages.

      Tresham Studios, the college's brand new hair and beauty salons in the Corby campus, offer an extensive range of hair, beauty and complimentary treatments at very competitive prices within realisitic working environments for learners to gain vital work experience. Daytime and evening appointments are available during term time.

      The Manor restaurant is Tresham's prestigious new training restaurant located in the beautiful historic Manor House building, just a short walk away from the new Corby campus. The fully licensed Manor Restaurant will be open to the public for morning coffee, lunch and evening meals. Speciality dinners and theme nights also take place throughout the year.