Level 1 Hairdressing

The course covers the following units:

Follow health and safety practice in the salon

Client consultation

Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp

Style Hair using basic techniques

Assist with Colouring Services

Training provided in Colouring ,Cutting and Long Hair Work

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 represent the college as you enter a range of regional and national competitions, such as Greater Manchester Colleges’ Competitions. During your time on this programme, you will also take part in external study visits, for example to Wella Studios in Manchester, to observe professionals within the industry and 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, written tests and exams.
Practical hairdressing lessons take place with commercial salon sessions and theory lessons. Practical lessons include working on training heads and live paying clients. You will have the opportunity to take part in trips, visits, seminars and competitions alongside your lessons to ensure you gain a good understanding of the industry in which you will work.

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. Targets will be set to enable your progress and achievement.

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

You will be trained in the use of specialist, professional products, equipment and treatments.
Learners must have;

A genuine interest in the subject

Good communication skills


Enjoy working with people and as a team member

Good dexterity skills

Personal commitment

A hardworking approach towards the industry

Be prepared to follow strict professional standards for attendance, punctuality and appearance
Level 2 Hairdressing

Level 2 Beauty Therapy

Level 2 Hair and Media Make Up

Level 2 Nail Services

Working as a junior stylist or assistant within a salon environment

Freelance work


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.

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