Introduction to the Hairdressing and Beauty Sector Level 1 | Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This course has been created to provide experience to develop basic industry skills, with a focus on communication and client care. It will apply to those who have a keen interest in working within the hair and beauty industry. This is an exciting bespoke course that will develop your learning and personal growth in a nurturing and supportive environment.
You will develop excellent communication skills, building practical skills in a multiple sector environment, continue to build on English and maths to help you prepare for progression and employment within the hair and beauty sector.

Units may include:

  • Introduction to the hair and beauty sector
  • Presenting a professional image
  • Health and safety
  • Media make-up
  • Basic skincare
  • Basic manicure and pedicure
  • Shampoo and conditioning the hair
  • Styling, plaiting and twisting the hair
  • Employability and personal skills.

Assessment Methods

Some of your units will be assessed through practical observation and other elements of the course will be assessed by written assignments. You will also gain experience working in our commercial salons and clinics in an assisting role or through friends and family sessions.

Progression Options

On successful completion of the course, you may progress on to a Level 2 in Media Make-up or a Transition programme in hairdressing, beauty therapy, or barbering. This will depend on the progress that you make during the course and GCSE exam requirements.

Course Summary

Course Title Introduction to the Hairdressing and Beauty Sector Level 1
Entry Requirements

You need GCSEs in the 3 to 1 range including English and maths, or other equivalent qualifications. Entry is also subject to a successful interview and induction.

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The course has given me an insight into what I could do within the industry when I graduate, and I particularly enjoy the open clinic sessions when we work on the general public.

Charlotte Cossins-Price

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