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Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to the Hair/Beauty Sector HCUC



Course info


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 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.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to the Hair/Beauty Sector.

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

Contact provider




Hayes Campus

College Way,

Coldharbour Lane,



UB3 3BB, England

Entry requirement for international students


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