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Entry Requirements

Interview to assess suitability for the course and a test for adequate language, literacy and numeracy skills.

Who is the course for

This course is for anyone wishing to enter the hairdressing or beauty industries

Course Content

Course units include:

  • Follow health and safety in the salon
  • Client care and consultation in beauty-related industries
  • Client consultation for hair services
  • The art of dressing hair
  • Shampoo and condition the hair & scalp
  • Cut women’s hair
  • Colour and lighten hair
  • Provide manicure treatments
  • Provide eyelash and eyebrow treatments
  • Provide nail art
  • The art of photographic make-up.

Study Methods

The course is assessed through practical assessments and the theory by online tests. There are also two written assignments to complete, one for hairdressing and one for beauty therapy

How is the course assessed

This is a full time course. You will study through practical sessions in both hairdressing and beauty, take part in theory lessons and assignment workshops

Where next - Further Studies

Level 3 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing, Level 3 (NVQ) Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects Hair & Media Make-up or onto an Advanced Apprenticeship in Hairdressing.

Where next - Job Opportunities

You could gain employment in a hairdressing salon, hotel, department store salon, health hydro or on board a cruise ship. You could work towards opening your own salon or become a technician for a large company within the industry.

More Information

For further information, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team on 01895 853333 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last updated: 9 November 2016.

How to Apply

This course requires an informal interview.

To arrange an assessment and interview time please contact Information, Advice & Guidance on 01895 853333.

Hayes Campus: Course Starting Mon 04 September 2017

Starts: 04/09/2017

Duration: 1 Year(s)

Where: Hayes Campus

When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00