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Level 1 Hair and Beauty Combined

This hairdressing and beauty therapy combined qualification has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in both professions with unit content such as: Shampoo and condition hair, Styling Hair and plaiting. Improving the appearance of the hands and feet with manicure and pedicure services, Skincare to improve skin appearance and texture. To further enhance your skills, you will also cover Reception duties which is an important element in learning how to deal with clients and their enquiries, making appointments and answering the telephone in the appropriate manner.

To underpin this qualification you will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety, and you will also develop an understanding of the skills required to support you in the hairdressing and beauty industry such as salon reception duties, working with others, presenting a professional Image and Introduction to the hair and beauty sector. The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills in both hairdressing and beauty therapy and will provide you with the foundation for further learning and progression onto the Level 2 of either hairdressing or beauty therapy. It will also enable you to perform your own basic services and to assist others in the salon.

What Will I Learn?

You will study; Units that reflect the needs of the Hairdressing and Beauty profession. Employment Standards and Health & Safety, while further preparing you for a career within this sector.

You will also study Essential Skills in Communication & Application of Number and Information Technology. The course contains both theory and practical based lessons with many opportunities to work within a commercial environment.

Entry Requirements

You will require 3 GCSEs at grades A*- E including English Language/Welsh and Maths/Numeracy or a foundation course qualification including Essential Skills at Entry Level 3, as well as a reference from a previous tutor. You may also be asked to complete a practical skills task.

We are looking for learners with a passion for the Hair and Beauty industry. You will be invited to participate in pre-course guidance activities which will include a course presentation. Relevant uniform and equipment is needed for this course; a full list will be provided. You will be required to undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy to establish any support required.


You will be assessed via a range of methods which include continual assessment, through observation of your practical work, the completion of a portfolio, theoretical evidence and assignment work. There are external examinations and Essential Skills portfolios or controlled tasks.

Career Progression

On successful completion of this programme you will be able to progress onto a Level 2 Beauty Therapy programme or Level 2 Hairdressing programme. Level 2/3 is strongly recommended to achieve your full potential for the professional requirements of the Industry.

Further Notes

Salon Uniform, course equipment kit and salon fees are required for this course. Estimated costs, details for ordering/payment and potential application for financial support/assistance will be discussed on interview, and confirmed following receipt of supplier quotes.

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Course Details
Level:Level 1
Mode:Full Time
Start Date:02/09/2024
Course Code:7BF104AA
FT Registration Fee: £15

Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study.

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