Introduction to the Hair & Beauty Sector – Full Time, Entry Level 3 (City and Guilds)

Your Unique Experience

The course includes a variety of practical and theory classes. You will take part in trips, visits, seminars and competitions alongside your lessons to ensure you develop a good understanding of the industry.

Learners are expected to undertake work experience in a salon setting. Gaining part time employment in a salon will greatly enhance your skills and aid employability and progression opportunities.

An Individual Learning Plan (ILP) will be designed with you, to meet your needs and targets will be set to enable your progress and achievement.

You will be assigned a Personal Tutor and a Progress Tutor who specifically look after your pastoral and progress requirements throughout the course

Mathematics & English classes are mandatory and a core part of your study programme, if you are aged 16-18 and do not have a Grade C or Grade 4 in mathematics and English

Course Content

The course covers the following units:

Follow health and safety practice in the salon

Client consultation

Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp

Plaiting and twisting

Skincare, make-up and nail treatments

Enrichment opportunities

There are many additional opportunities as part of this study programme. You will be expected to take part in work experience, and also have the opportunity to enter a range of regional and national competitions, such as Greater Manchester Colleges’ Competition. During your time on this programme, you will also take part in external study visits, for example to The Wella Studios in Manchester to observe industry specialists taking part in bespoke one day demonstrations on the latest trends and fashions in the industry. This course is assessed through a mixture of practical assessments and written tests.

More than just a Course

Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy offers an exciting and challenging career in a fast paced industry. This course will develop your core employability skills such as communication and retail alongside practical hair and beauty skills. It will give you the knowledge and skills to progress to a course at level 1 in Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy or Media Hair & Make Up. Alternatively you could progress to an Apprenticeship.

If you are interested in a career in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy, Tameside College offers a wide range of courses to get you started in a rewarding career in these areas.

Course Format

This is a full time study programme.

Special Features

Uniform:£35.99 (for ladies and Men’s uniforms)

Equipment cost:£187.71

Uniform and equipment costs are correct as of 19 July 2017 – prices are subject to change

Entry Qualifications

Learners should possess the following qualities:

A genuine interest in the subject

Good communication skills

A hardworking approach towards the industry

Be prepared to follow strict professional standards relating to attendance, appearance and punctuality


Enjoy working with people and in a team

Good dexterity skills

Personal commitment


On successful completion of this qualification you can progress onto:

City and Guilds Level 1 Hairdressing

City and Guilds Level 1 Beauty Therapy

Junior work in a salon



For enquiries please contact the College on 0161 908 6789 or web:

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Please Note: While every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of these details, changes can and do occur. Government policy changes rapidly (particularly from one academic year to the next) which often has an effect on availability, eligibility for funding and the fee contribution required. Please confirm the course details when enrolling.