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Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy Level 1 Certificate at New College Durham

Course description

This course is ideal if you have just started out in hair & beauty and want an understanding of the industry. It will enable you to gain the skills and knowledge to assist with salon services and progress onto a Level 2 course in hair or beauty, or an apprenticeship.

Course content

The Level 1 Certificate in Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy will be an ideal introduction to the hair and beauty industry.  You will predominantly focus on developing hairdressing skills and in addition get a brief understanding of simple beauty techniques. The beauty units within this qualification are Creating an image and Presenting a professional image in a salon which will give you an insight into basic make up techniques whilst creating a professional salon look.

The course may include the following units:

  • Introduction in to hair and beauty
  • Presenting a professional image in a salon
  • Health and safety
  • Twisting and plaiting
  • The art of colouring hair
  • Shampoo and condition hair
  • Styling womens hair
  • Working with others
  • Create a hair and beauty image

As part of your study programme you will also undertake a work placement at an external salon, develop further employment skills that include CV writing, interview techniques and team working attributes, and further enhance your maths and English skills.

Assessment is through observation of practical performance, oral questioning, assignments and written tests.

Entry requirements

No formal qualifications are required, however, all applicants are interviewed and must possess appropriate communication skills and the desire to work in the hairdressing industry.

Future opportunities

You may choose to progress to Level 2 Hairdressing, Level 2 Diploma in Media Make-up or Level 2 Beauty.

Related careers
Hairdressing or beauty salon manager/proprietor Job holders in this unit group plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources of hairdressing salons, beauty treatment and similar establishments.
Hairdresser or barber Hairdressers and barbers shampoo, cut, colour, style and treat hair.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 April 2016

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