Certificate in an Introduction to the Hair & Beauty Sector Level 1 

This course is for you if...

you want to learn vital salon skills, including shampooing and conditioning, styling women’s hair, colouring hair using temporary colour, plaiting, and twisting.





Throughout the course, you will learn in our professional salon facilities and spend time working in our commercial hair salon, Retreat where you’ll gain work experience in a junior role and work alongside Level 2 Hairdressing students to treat real paying customers.


You will study topics including:

  • Introduction to the hair & beauty sector
  • Presenting a professional image in a salon
  • Shampoo & conditioning
  • Hair plaiting
  • Styling women’s hair

Under 19

4 GCSE at grade 2 or above including maths

And GCSE English at grade 2 or above.

Over 19

Subject to interview with course tutor

Assessment is based on practical demonstrations and written assignments.

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a City & Guilds Certificate in Hairdressing.

The Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector qualifications can open doors to a wide variety of roles, including:

  • Salon Assistant/ junior/ apprenticeship

Following completion of this qualification, you can progress onto a Level 1 VRQ Diploma or Level I VRQ Beauty Therapy.

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