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Hairdressing Level 1 Diploma at South Essex College

Course description

This course will prepare you for a career in hairdressing and enable you to develop and practise the skills required for employment.

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Course content

  • professional image in a salon
  • shampoo and conditioning
  • styling men's and women's hair
  • plaiting and twisting hair
  • colour in the hair and beauty sector
  • the art of dressing hair
  • the art of colouring hair
  • salon reception duties
  • working with others
  • maths and English

Entry requirements

  • demonstrate the ability to work at level one in maths and English in an assessment, or
  • Hair and Beauty Sector Entry Level 3 Certificate plus maths and English at level one, or equivalent
  • successful attendance at transition event
  • you will be required to purchase salon wear, equipment kit, textbooks and consumables


Through a range of practical assessment techniques, assignments and examinations. As this is a rigorous course of study you will be required to complete a large amount of work away from the College.

Financial information

FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment

Future opportunities

After successful completion of the course you may progress to our Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing, or seek employment as an Apprentice junior in a salon, spa, health farm or cruise ship.

Further information

  • perform hairdressing services on clients in the commercial salon
  • visit trade shows
  • undertake work experience
  • one practical session per week may have a 9.30pm finish

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 23 November 2018
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