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Hair and Beauty - Level 1 Diploma in Combined Hair & Beauty at Wakefield College

Course description

Are you a motivated individual with a keen interest in both hairdressing and beauty therapy? This course could be your first step towards a rewarding career in either field.

Course content

What you will study

Introduction to the hair and beauty sector, presenting a professional image in a salon, health and safety, manicures, facials, make-up, themed face painting, shampooing and conditioning hair, hair plaiting, styling and dressing women’s hair.

Your Course Structure

Classroom: 30%; Practical: 70%

How you will learn

By observing demonstrations, practising your skills and learning the theory behind the practice. You will spend at least three days in College with one day study leave to research and produce documentation for projects and assignments

Entry requirements

3 GCSEs at A*-G (or new grade 9-1)


Practical assessment through observation of skills and oral questioning. Theoretical assessment through assignments, projects and written tests. You will have the opportunity to build up your qualifications throughout the year.

Financial information

Tuition and certification are free if you are aged 16-18 years old. Related additional costs may include materials, equipment, visits, residential etc. which are payable by all students.

Any student entered/registered with an Awarding Body who has been given free entry and then withdraws or is withdrawn by a tutor will incur the certification fee associated with the course. Any re-sit examination will incur a cost.

Different fees apply to international students.

For more detailed information on financial support and fees for students aged 19+ contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304.

Future opportunities

Further study

This course will support you in progressing to a Level 2 course such as the Level 2 diploma in beauty specialist techniques or the Level 2 Diploma in Women's Hair.

Career opportunities

Assistant beauty therapist or a trainee within a hair or beauty salon.

Further information

If you require further information please contact: The Course Information Team on 01924 789111

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: 15 April 2019
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    • Castleford Campus (Postcode WF10 4UA)

      The Castleford Campus (previously known as the skillsXchange) houses the College’s provision in Construction, Motor Vehicle, Engineering, Hair and Beauty, IT and some Care and replaces the training which was previously offered at the College’s Whitwood Campus.

      Located at Junction 32 of the M62 between Castleford and Pontefract, the site is well known for Xscape, the indoor ski slope whose building houses a 14-screen cinema, bowling alley, climbing wall, sports facilities and restaurants. The Campus is situated directly next to the Asda in Glasshoughton.

      A learning resource centre, equipped with the very latest in technology, is a superb place for individual study, or to relax and use the internet. The Centre overlooks the large external courtyard, where students can mix, mingle and chill.

      In state-of-the-art hair and beauty salons, including a nail bar, we are training the next generation of hairdressers and beauticians. These professional salons offer live training environments to our students, with treatments for both men and women available at affordable prices. There are also industry standard facilities for the study of construction and engineering, motor vehicle and electrical courses.