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Hair and Beauty (Level 1)

Tresham hairdressing


Hair and Beauty (Level 1)

This course is designed to give an insight into the Hair and Beauty sector. Your year will be spent learning about hairdressing, beauty and make-up. You will learn about applying make-up, performing beauty treatments and styling hair.

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Course information

Need to know

Entry requirements

3 GCSEs grades 9-1 and a keen interest in Hair and Beauty.  Other relevant levels of qualification or experience will be considered.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a variety of methods for each unit. There are exams on the course, these are multiple choice on a computer. Within each unit you will complete written tasks, and complete a set number of practical assessments.

Course content

What units will I study?

This course will give you an introduction to several different aspects of working in the hair and beauty sector.

The units that you will cover are:

  • Temporary Hair Colour
  • Retail Displays
  • Health and Safety
  • Hand Care
  • Skin Care
  • Shampoo and Conditioning
  • Styling Hair
  • Make-up Application
  • Hair Plaiting

What additional work outside of college will I need to do?

You will be given short tasks to complete each week, which form the basis for your coursework.

Next steps

What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed onto?

Level 2 Beauty Therapy, Level 2 Hairdressing, Level 2 Hair and Media Make-Up.

What are the expected employment sectors for this course?

Working in a salon/spa, setting up a business, hair and beauty retail, cruise ships, Centre Parcs, hotels and spas.

Additional information

Equipment and other costs

You will need to purchase a kit. This will be used in all of your practical sessions, and is yours to keep at the end of the course.

You will also be required to purchase a t-shirt (£10.50) and to wear suitable black trousers and black shoes for each lesson,

Any questions?

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Available Courses
Central Bedfordshire College Dunstable Main Campus
Starts: 09/09/2024
Type: Full Time
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
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Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.


Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.


Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 to order your copy.