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Level 1 Diploma in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector

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Course Description

Hairdressing is a multi-billion pound business and provides a wealth of employment opportunities world-wide This course is for those who want to gain ladies and men’s hairdressing skills, knowledge, plus industry experience, through working in a realistic salon environment. This course introduces you to hairdressing and enables learners with no formal qualifications to progress onto the level 2 Diploma in Ladies and Men’s Hairdressing.


City & Guilds Diploma in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector (QCF)

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. Students will work towards Level 1 functional skills in English and Maths alongside their main study programme.


This course is taught by a mix of classroom teaching followed by practical sessions to demonstrate understanding of key hairdressing principles.

All staff have a great deal of experience within this area and deliver excellent teaching standards which allows students to unlock their potential and gain valuable practical skills and knowledge.

Topics on this course include:

  • Working in hairdressing,
  • Health and safety in the salon
  • Teamwork,
  • Shampooing and conditioning
  • Drying and styling,
  • Creative styling
  • Plaiting and twisting,
  • Temporary colouring
  • Reception

Work Experience

There is no specific work experience required or undertaken for this course however there are ongoing practical sessions which enable the learner to gain a broad experience of all basic hairdressing elements.


Level 2 Hairdressing, Level 2 Hair and Media Make-up, apprenticeship based on achieving required Level 1 functional skill in English and Maths. Possible careers are a Hairdresser, barber, stylist or salon manager.

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