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Introduction to Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy Level 1 at Lancaster and Morecambe College

Course description

This course offers a sound introduction to the exciting and prosperous careers in hairdressing and beauty therapy. You will gain knowledge and learn new techniques and skills in a variety of basic hairdressing services.

Course content

You may study the following: • Shampoo and conditioning • Hair Plaiting • Skin care • Hand care • Introduction to the hair and beauty sector • Presenting a professional image • Styling women’s hair • Basic make-up application • Nail art application • Basic manicure • Basic pedicure • Create a hair and beauty image • Health and safety • Compulsory work placement All LMC students will receive tutorial support and take a programme of Functional Skills including maths and English. 

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade D-G preferably including English or maths. Entry criteria will be applied at the discretion of the course manager.


This course is continuously assessed using a range of methods including assignments, coursework, practical performance, portfolio presentation and practical performance

Financial information

You will need to buy: • Kit - £110.00 • Uniform - £47.00 Approx. Possible trips and events that are available but not compulsory include: (This can be subject to change) • Professional Beauty- £10.00 • Blackpool Hair Show - £15.00 Information will be given at personal interview. Financial support may be available, please contact Student Services for more information.

Future opportunities

The course can lead on to Hair & Beauty Diploma Level 2, Hairdressing Diploma Level 2 and Beauty Therapy Diploma Level 2.

Further information

You will be expected to undertake regular home study on this course. 

On completion of this course you will receive a City and Guilds Level 1 Diploma in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lancaster and Morecambe College directly.

Last updated date: 04 May 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year
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