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Introduction to Hairdressing and Beauty Level 1 Diploma at Bridgwater College

Course description

This study programme is designed for school leavers and has been created to enable future progression into the hair and beauty sector, by providing work experience to promote skills in working with others, and developing basic industry skills, with a focus on communication and client care. It will apply to students who have a keen interest in working within the Hair and Beauty industry.

Course content

This is an exciting bespoke course that has been written to develop your learning and personal growth in a nurturing and supportive environment. You will develop excellent communication skills, working with others in a variety of different locations, to help you prepare for progression and work within the hair and beauty sector.

The study programme may include:

  • Shampoo and conditioning hair
  • Styling ladies and gents hair
  • Hand care
  • Skin care
  • Basic make-up application
  • Nail art
  • Healthy eating & basic nutrition
  • Participation in team sports for health & wellbeing
  • CPD opportunities (additional certificated workshops)
  • Community visits

Entry requirements

  • GCSEs in the D - G range or other equivalent qualifications
  • Successful interview and induction


Some of your units will be assessed through practical observation; other elements of the course will be assessed by written assignments. You will also gain experience working in our commercial salons/clinics in an assisting role or through friends and family sessions.

Future opportunities

It is hoped that you will progress to either the VRQ level 2 in Hairdressing or VRQ level 2 Beauty Therapy, or choose one of our apprenticeship programmes. This will depend on the progress that you make during the study programme.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 February 2016

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