Hairdressing Level 1
This one-year course develops skills in hairdressing is for students wanting to gain a widely recognised qualification or to extend their current skills. The hairdressing units at Level 1 include shampooing and conditioning, styling, and creating an image.
“I have immensely enjoyed my time at the College, and thanks to the dedication of the tutors, I will be forging a new career in hairdressing armed with all the skills and attributes needed to be successful in my chosen profession. ”
“The course has helped me develop my skills so much and my knowledge on the subject has been expanded. I can’t wait to use my skills within a salon.”
Students will learn a wide range of basic skills including shampooing, conditioning treatments, styling and dressing long hair
Students have the chance to go on external visits to different shows around the country. We also have guest speakers in to give practical and theory workshops.
There are practical and theory elements to the course and students will have to produce a portfolio of evidence.
Four GCSE passes at grade 2 or above, preferably to include Maths and English, or a vocational qualification at pass or above, and Functional Skills Maths and English preferably at Entry Level 3.
Students who have not yet achieved grade 4 in GCSE Maths and English, will study Functional Skills or GCSE Maths and English as part of their course.
Level 1 Certificate in Hairdressing.
From Hairdressing Level 1 students can progress to Hairdressing Level 2 full time. or students may want to start an apprenticeship. They could also progress into beauty or media make-up
A combination of observation of practical work on clients, projects, assignments, case studies and written and oral questioning. Students build a portfolio of evidence.
Four hours a week would be a requirement for home study work.
Students will be required to carry out hairdressing services on real clients in the College's hairdressing salon. In addition, students will have to source mandatory work experience to enhance their programme.
Fees and Additional Costs
There will be a cost for both kit and uniform. This price is available upon request from the hairdressing department and will be discussed at interview.
14 - 18 year olds
In most cases students aged 14-18 years old on a substantial study programme will NOT be required to pay fees and most course-specific equipment and materials will be funded by the College. This excludes stationary, non-curriculum trips and a £15 enrichment fee.
19 years and over
Students aged 19 years and over may be required to pay fees. For details of fee remission and loans for students over the age of 19 click here. Please note that some courses may have additional registration, examination and/or materials fees. Where we have been unable to provide these additional costs in this information, they will be discussed with you prior to enrolment. If you think you may be entitled to financial support or fee remission, or you would like more information on the additional costs associated with your chosen course, please contact us.