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Introduction to Hair and Beauty (Level 1) at Central College Nottingham

Course description

This course involves an introduction to different aspects of the Hair and Beauty industry. This course is suitable for anyone who is interested in a future career within Hair and Beauty and wishes to develop their personal and social skills. The course also provides opportunities for you to experience other trades and vocational areas.

Course content

Subjects include:

  • Introduction to the Hair Sector
  • Introduction to the Beauty Sector
  • Hairdressing Units
  • Beauty units
  • Create an Image
  • Customer Service
  • Health and Safety
  • Career Preparation
  • Working in a Team / Problem Solving

Functional Skills will be studied as part of the learning programme (unless the learner holds this or alternative qualifications) and therefore, additional hours will be necessary to allow for these.

English and Maths are an essential part of your studies and will help you succeed on your course. These subjects will help you develop confidence and are the key employability skills that all employers now look for when recruiting.

Entry requirements

One of the following:

  • 4 GCSEs at grades D-G including English Language and Maths
  • A relevant Entry 3 qualification, plus you will need to complete an English and Maths assessment to determine the right course and support for you.

Adults who are aged 19+ without the necessary qualifications are welcome to apply.


Continuous assessment of each unit. You will present evidence of competence via practical assessments and production of a personal portfolio of evidence.

Future opportunities

You are expected to progress onto one of the following:

  • Level 2 Hairdressing
  • Level 2 Beauty
  • Level 2 Nails
  • Level 2 Hair and Beauty
  • Level 2 Hair and Make-up

Further information

As the year progresses you will participate in work projects and will go on College trips. Costs for residentials or trips can be paid for during the course of the year.

Need help with tuition fees, travel or equipment costs? Click here if you are aged 16-18 or here if you are aged 19+

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 22 June 2015
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    • This brand new facility, which opened in September 2014, offers hair and beauty courses from level 1 to level 3 in a modern industry-standard salon which is also open to the public.

      For appointments call 0115 914 6302