Vocational Course

Hair & Beauty Skills Level 1

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About this course

This course is an introduction to the Hair and Beauty sector and will help you to develop effective inter-personal skills and a foundation for a career in the industry.

This qualification includes all the necessary knowledge to develop your practical Hair and Beauty skills including a mandatory unit in creating a Hair and Beauty image using colour.

To further enhance your employability skills there will be opportunities for you to complete a one week work placement.

This compulsory aspect of the course gives you the chance to apply the knowledge gained in class to the real world of work.

What will I learn?

  • Shampoo and Condition Hair
  • Blow Dry Hair
  • Hand and Nail Care
  • Make-up

You will be able to work in a realistic working environment developing the core skills needed for a career in the industry.

Other skills such as customer service and health & safety will also be developed throughout the course.

How will I be assessed?

Practical observations are assessed along with written coursework on an ongoing basis and there are no written exams.

Practical assessments will be carried out on a model.

What do I need?

  • A Literacy and Numeracy test plus a satisfactory interview

Where can it take me?

  • Halesowen College - Level 2 vocational qualifications in Hairdressing or Beauty
Junior Make-up Artist
Trainee Hairdresser
Junior Nail Technician
Salon Assistant

Additional Information

This course is a good foundation for the start of a successful career in the Hair and Beauty industry.

There are opportunities to participate in trips to industry-related exhibitions and participate in our industry week fun activities.

Some examples of activities such as hair cutting, face painting, tanning and much more.