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Hair & Beauty:Level 1 Diploma Introduction at Suffolk New College

Course description

You have the chance to work while you learn, performing treatments in our modern hair and beauty salon, ‘The Zone’. The Zone creates an outstanding learning environment, helping you gain experience. You will also have the chance to show off your abilities by taking part in events, such as the College’s creative hair show.

All students who have not achieved a grade C or grade 4 or above in GCSE English or Maths or both will need to study an English or/and Maths qualification alongside their chosen main qualification.  

Course content

This study programme will enable you to develop skills in hair and beauty alongside English, math’s and work experience in local hair or beauty salons. You will additionally have weekly sessions to improve your employability skills and personal development while at college. The study programme is unit based and you will learn through practical assessments using our commercial hair and beauty salons as well as assignment work for each individual unit delivered. This course teaches you about the hair and beauty industries, the importance of personal presentation, and includes how to shampoo and style women’s hair, undertake manicures and apply nail art. You will also participate in work related enrichment using high quality products for hair and beauty services.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at E-F or grades 2-1, including English minimum grade E or grade 2 or equivalent.

Financial information

Tuition Costs

No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2017. For all students aged 19+ please visit our website Details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learning Loans can also be found at the above website.

Additional Costs

Approximately £175 for uniform/kit and £30 for trips/materials

Future opportunities

This foundation course is designed to ensure that you can progress to further vocational studies through full time study or apprenticeships at Level 2.  

Further information

How Do I Apply

Come along to one of our open events and apply there, or online at

Support For You

Student support contact or 01473 382738 or email

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 February 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: HHB11F0
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