Course Details

This exciting course has been designed to prepare you for working in the hairdressing industry. This course focuses on learning basic hairdressing techniques, working towards external clients to achieve confidence in hairdressing skills. This course is a good starting point for a great career in hairdressing. Your hairdressing training will take place in our well equipped and modern hairdressing salons at the Chichester Campus, mirroring a real high street salon atmosphere. You will work with the leading hairdressing brands such as Redken, Lee Stafford and Wella, being taught by highly experienced and qualified hairdressing lecturers. If you are 16-18 years of age, you will be taking part in learning Maths and English as part of this course.

Entry Requirements

3 GCSE grades at D (3) or above, one being Mathematics or English, but Science would be beneficial and an interest in the Hair industry.

Career options

Progression upon successful completion of the study programme to Level 2 Hairdressing, Barbering, an Apprenticeship within the Hairdressing industry or Level 2 Make-up and Hair. This course can be used as a starting point for going into industry working as a salon assistant.

Introduction into the Hair & Beauty Sector (Hair) Level 1 Diploma

Five highlights

  • 1 Training in modern and current hairdressing skills
  • 2 Dynamic, fun learning environment
  • 3 Realistic working environment in our Lee Stafford Salon
  • 4 Exciting enrichment activities available throughout the year
  • 5 A reputation respected within the Hairdressing industry

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • 07.09.2020
  • Diploma in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector (QCF)


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Course code Location Course length Start date
BET116CF1A Chichester Campus 1 Year 07.09.2020

What you need to know

What will I study?

You will study a variety of both theory and practical units such as: Introduction to Hair , Professional Image, Styling Hair, Shampoo and Conditioning, Create an Image, Temporary Colouring of the hair and more. You will also be required to complete one day per week work experience as part of the course. Within your study programme you will also take functional skills or GCSEs to develop your English and Maths skills.

How will I be taught?

Theory and practical lessons will be delivered. The learning process will be student centred and will require commitment, dedication and the ability to conduct independent research. Lessons will be in a creative and fun learning environment , where you will also work on clients. Students will have an opportunity to enter some exciting hairdressing competitions including a creative styling photoshoot competition, to be involved in enrichment activities such as visiting Salon International in Lon

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed practically and with written assignments that are graded pass, merit or distinction. Assessments will take place in our Lee Stafford Hairdressing Salon. Regular work experience is also a part of the course.

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