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Entry Requirements

You will be interviewed to assess your suitability for the course and be tested for adequate language, literacy and numeracy skills.

Who is the course for

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.

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: 20 January 2017.

How to Apply

To apply for a course choose one of these methods:

  • Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
  • Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to:

Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.

When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.

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