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

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Course Description

Do you aspire to work as a hairdresser or beauty therapist? Want to kickstart your career in the hair and beauty industry but you're not sure where to start? Our Level 1 Diploma in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector is the perfect place for you to start.

Gain ladies and men’s hairdressing skills and knowledge as well as industry experience through working in a realistic salon environment and learning in our state-of-the-art training rooms.

With the basics in hand, you'll have a great opportunity to progress onto the Level 2 Diploma in Ladies and Men’s Hairdressing to develop your practical skills to prepare you for salon life.

You'll learn skills including shampooing and conditioning, skincare, manicures and pedicures, and plaiting and twisting, as well as the key attributes of those in the industry such as communication, team work, and how to provide excellent customer service.

This course is taught at our Rochdale campus, located in Rochdale Town Centre, Greater Manchester.


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

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade 1 or 2 to include English and Maths.


Topics on this course include:

101 - Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector

102- Presenting a Professional Image in a Salon

114- Salon Reception Duties

113- Follow Health and Safety in the Salon

103 - Styling women’s hair

104 - Styling men’s hair

105 - Plaiting and twisting hair

106- Basic Make-up Application

109- Providing Basic Manicure Treatment

108- Nail Art Application

215 - The art of dressing hair

216 - The Art of Photographic Make-up

Work Experience

You are required to complete a minimum of 12 hours work experience in relation to your desired industry path.


  • Level 2 Hairdressing
  • Level 2 Barbering
  • Level 2 Beauty Therapy
  • Level 2 Hair and Media Make-up
  • Apprenticeship based on achieving required Level 1 Functional Skill in English and Maths.
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