C&G Level 1 Diploma in Intro to the Hair/Beauty Sector

Apply From: 14th of June 2018
Application Deadline: 30th of March 2020
Start Date:

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Entry Requirements

You will be interviewed to assess your suitability for the course and be tested for adequate language, literacy and numeracy skills.

Who is the course for

This course is for school leavers wishing to enter either the hairdressing or beauty industries.

Course Content

  • Introduction to the hair and beauty sector
  • Presenting a professional image in a salon
  • Shampoo and conditioning
  • Hair plaiting
  • Create an image using colour for the hair and beauty sector
  • Skin care
  • Hand care
  • Basic make-up application
  • Themed face painting.

Study Methods

The College has links with local employers and west end salons. All students are on work placement for at least one week during the course.

How is the course assessed

Understanding of theory work is assessed by written questions, projects and assignments, which are completed at the end of each unit and also by oral questioning during practical situations. Assessment of practical skills is ongoing while working in the training salons.

Where next - Further Studies

Level 2 (NVQ) Diploma in Hairdressing, Level 2 Technical Certificate in Hairdressing or Level 2 (NVQ) Diploma in Beauty Therapy or an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Hair and Beauty.

Where next - Job Opportunities

Successful candidates should be able to gain employment in a hairdressing salon, hotel, department store salon, health hydro or on board a cruise ship. You could also open your own salon or become a technician for a large company within the industry.