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Introduction to Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy (Level 1) — Full-time

Course outline

This is a great taster course into the hair and beauty industry.

You will learn basic treatments in the hair and beauty industry and also give you the opportunity to work on your employability skills preparing you for higher levels and work placement.

You will choose either the Beauty Therapy or Hairdressing pathway and depending on which you choose you will study:

Beauty Therapy Pathway

Practical units include:

  • Basic skincare
  • Basic make-up application
  • Basic manicure application
  • Create an image
  • Basic nail art

Hairdressing Pathway

You’ll learn how to correctly shampoo and condition hair, and styling techniques including plaiting, twisting and pinning.

You will also study theory based units researching the industry in detail and learning basic skills in assignment writing:

  • Time management
  • Organisational skills
  • Employability skills
  • Social skills
  • Communication skills
  • CV writing
  • Interview techniques

Our hairdressing and beauty lecturers will offer you a wide range of expertise, guidance and support whilst delivering an interesting course. 100% commitment to our learners is our passion and sharing our industry experience is a huge enjoyment we will provide.

If you haven't already achieved GCSE English and Maths at a grade 4 or above, you will also, dependent on your grade, study either GCSEs or Functional Skills as part of your course.

How to apply for this course

Apply online to start in 2024/25.

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Location Date
Stoney Street

Start: Monday 2nd September 2024

Course code: C021751 / Q021753


City & Guilds VRQ Level 1 Certificate In the Introduction to the Hair & Beauty Sector


1 year

Level Level 1
Entry requirements

You’ll need 4 GCSE’s at Grade 3-2 (D-F) including English and maths.

All students must undertake and pass a practical dexterity test prior to enrolment to ensure you are suitable for this course.

Teaching & assessment

Practical assessments will take place in one of our salons working on members in the group and clients, you can also bring along friends and family members for a pamper.

Theory assessments will take place through exams, assignments and creating a mood board.

  • Level 2 Beauty Therapy
  • Level 2 Hairdressing
  • Level 2 Hair and Media Make-up
Additional information

You will need to buy a kit and uniform to wear whenever you are at College. Kit and uniform costs are to be confirmed and will be discussed at interview.

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees.

If you are aged 19 or over you may still be eligible for funding. Check out our Financial Help pages to find out more!

If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss National, please visit our EU Settled Status scheme page for more information.

Nottingham College is proud to have been recognised as a Ragdale Hall Spa College of Excellence.