Entry Level Hair and Beauty

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.
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
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


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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