INTRODUCTION TO HAIR AND BEAUTY SKILLS - LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATE

Duration: 19 weeks
Level: Level 1
Last Updated: 21-07-20

This course is ideal for those with an interest in both hairdressing and beauty, looking to gain an overview of both industries, alongside key techniques and skills. Covering a range of modules, preparing all learners for employment in this fast paced industry, successful completion of this course will allow you to decide which route you would like to specialise in and progress onto the Level 2 Hairdressing or Level 2 Beauty Therapy course at Preston’s College, if you wish.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

As part of the Introduction to Hair and Beauty Level 1 Certificate you will study a range of modules, including:

  • Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector
  • Health and Safety
  • Promote Hair and Beauty Products
  • Nail Art
  • Hand and Nail Care
  • Make-Up Application
  • Blow Dry Hair
  • Winding Hair
  • Shampoo and Condition Hair
  • Plaiting Hair
  • Colour Hair Using Temporary Colours

All modules are designed to help you to develop the essential skills needed for success in industry, with the course providing a perfect introduction to the hair and beauty sector for those unsure of which route they would like to pursue.

HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

As a hair and beauty therapy learner at Preston’s College, you will perfect your skills in our on-site bespoke salon, Elements and additional training facilities. Elements is home to a fully furnished hair and beauty salon, reflective of a real working environment, containing 11 treatment beds, a hair salon and demonstration workshop, where you will perfect your skills on your fellow learners, training heads and models for assessments.

Practical training will consist of demonstrations, task sheets and formative and summative assessment, in line with the industry standards set by VTCT.

As our on-site facilities reflect industry working practices, you will be required to purchase and wear a uniform, as well as a relevant hair and beauty kit. All uniform and kit can be purchased through Preston’s College, once you begin your course.

To successfully achieve the qualification, you will need to pass all assessments in the salon.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Practical training will consist of demonstrations, task sheets and formative and summative assessment, in line with the industry standards set by VTCT.


To successfully achieve the qualification, you will need to pass all assessments in the salon.

WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

Successful completion of this course will allow you to decide which route you would like to specialise in and progress onto the Level 2 Hairdressing or Level 2 Beauty Therapy course at Preston’s College, if you wish.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW?

In order to develop your technical skills you will be required to purchase professional equipment, relevant to the course. Depending upon your personal circumstances, this may be fundable by the college bursary. The kit will comprise of essential beauty tools, products and a uniform. More information will be provided to you on your first day.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You will need to be working towards or have achieved a Level 1 in English. You will also need to attend an interview with a course tutor.

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