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C&G Level 1 Certificate Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector at Skills 4 U Ltd

Course description


In the Level 1 Certificate in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector learners must achieve 6 credits from the mandatory units and a minimum of 9 credits from the optional units. (See Course Content)

Course content

 In order to complete the Level 1 Certificate Students must complete both the Mandatory Units and choose 3 units from the Optional units.  If the student is continuing from the Award then you can not repeat the units already achieved.

Mandatory Units
Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector

Presenting a professional image in a salon

Optional Units

Create an image using colour for the Hair and Beauty Sector

Hair Plaiting

Plaiting and Twisting Hair.

Hair Plaiting and Plaiting and Twisting Hair cannot be taken together

Hand care

Nail Art Application

Skin care

Themed Face Painting

Shampoo and Conditioning

Styling Women’s Hair

Basic Make-up Application

Salon reception duties

Follow Health & Safety in the salon

Working with others in the hair and beauty sector

Create a Hair and Beauty image

Colour hair using temporary colour

The Art of Colouring Hair

Providing Basic Pedicure Treatment

Providing basic manicure treatment

Entry requirements


There are no formal qualifications needed as students are referred through school. 



 Assessment is carried out through practical assessment, with some theory.

Financial information


There is no financial costs to the student all fees are paid by the school students are enrolled at.

Future opportunities


On completion on the Level 1 Certificate the student will move onto the Level 1 Diploma in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: 1-2 years
  • Course code: 500/6347/9
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