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Progression Curriculum - Level 1 Diploma in Hair at Canterbury College

Course description

This course will allow learners to explore the hair and beauty industry and gain the basic knowledge to progress onto a level 2 hair, beauty or TMM course.

Course content

Units covered will be the following: introduction to the hair and beauty sector, presenting a professional image in a salon, health and safety in a salon, shampoo and conditioning, plaiting and Twisting hair, themed face painting, basic make up application, salon reception duties, styling women‘s hair, styling men‘s hair, working as a team, interview skills, working in a customer friendly way and These units are subject to change.You will also have the opportunity to take part in hair related trips throughout the year and gain extra qualifications, such as ear piercing and other mini courses.You will also gain knowledge from guest speakers and will need to completed work experience throughout the year to gain confidence.

Entry requirements

No formal qualifications.


You will be assessed by practical assessments and completing theory assignments and workbooks.

Future opportunities

Progression onto a level 2 hair, barbering, beauty or TMM course.

Further information

Please note that for applications for the 19/20 academic year the EKC Group is using a new online system and you will be required to register and track your application using this system. You will receive an e-mail informing you of this and what to do next. You will be using the EKC Enterprise platform. Please go to for further information about this process.

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: 05 February 2019
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: C02030/1/1-28
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  • Number of planned places: 20

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