Diploma Hair & Beauty

Course Details

Subject Area
Hair & Beauty
Age Group

Harpurhey Campus
(Full Time - 1 year)

Wythenshawe Campus
(Full Time - 1 year)

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The Level 1 Diploma in Hairdressing is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills through the following units;
Introducing you to the hair and beauty industries
How to present a professional image
Work with others in the salon

You will be able to; work on a salon reception, develop your creative skills in the art of dressing hair and applying temporary colour, learn how to create a hair and beauty image, provide effective shampooing and conditioning hair, learn how to display retail stock and understand the creative art of styling women's hair.

To further enhance your practical skills you will cover the optional unit of styling men's hair.

The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills in hairdressing and will provide you with the foundation for further learning.

You will be required to attend a subject specific interview, however there are no formal entry requirements, but evidence of previous work or a commitment to study will be required.

The study programme provides an opportunity for you to develop a variety of practical, theoretical and employability skills. Within this qualification you are required to complete a minimum of six hours of work experience.

You will be on a course where assessment of practical observations supports your programme of learning. You will build a portfolio of evidence and assessed continually through practical assessment, exams and assignments.

When you have successfully completed this qualification will have the opportunity to
progress to the following;
Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing
Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering

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There may be some additional equipment costs.
Learners are required to purchase a kit (Learners will be given approximate costs at interview) and enclosed toe black shoes, with no heel.

If you need help with affording college, there are a number of different finance and funding options available to you. You might be eligible for special bursary support or extra help from the government. Have a look at our fees, finance & funding page to find out all the information you need.

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Hair & Beauty

When there is always a demand to look good and feel great, you'll find rewarding careers for hairdressers and beauty therapies all across Greater Manchester and the North West.

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