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York College

Who is this course aimed at?

Level 1 is ideal if you're just starting out in hair and beauty and want an understanding of the industry - enough to succeed in a job in the area or to move on to further study.

There are three qualifications available at this level:

  • Level 1 Award in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector (term 1)
  • Level 1 Certificate in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector (term 2)
  • Level 1 Diploma in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector (term 3)

Overview

Whichever qualification you choose, you complete two mandatory units:

  • Introduction to the hair and beauty sector
  • Presenting a professional image in a salon

Depending on whether you choose the shorter award or the longer certificate or diploma, you also choose one or a number of optional units from a range of 12, including:

  • Skin care
  • Nail art application
  • Styling men's hair
  • Styling women's hair
  • The art of photographic make-up

Entry Requirements

No entry requirements required just a commitment to the time required to study and achieve this qualification.

Dates and Times

17th September 2018
14th January 2019
29th April 2019

Monday Evening's, 6.00pm - 9.00pm

There is an expectation that you will have to spend time out of college to complete some of the assignment work.

Course Length

3 hrs per session x 3, 15 week terms.

Course Content

Award: Term 1

  • Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector
  • Presenting a Professional Image in a Salon
  • Provide Basic Manicure
  • Provide Basic Pedicure
  • Provide Simple Nail Art

 

Certificate: Term 2, plus term 1

  • Provide Basic Skin Care
  • Basic Make up Application
  • Themed Face Painting
  • Follow Health and Safety in the Salon

 

Diploma: Term 3 plus term 1 & 2

  • Shampoo and Condition Hair
  • Style Women’s Hair
  • Style Men’s Hair
  • Plaiting and Twisting Hair

 

Teaching Method(s)

  • Practical demonstration
  • Theory input
  • Student practice with support and guidance

Exams and Assessments

  • Online test
  • Assignments
  • Practical tasks
  • Oral questioning

Qualifications

  • Level 1 Award in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector (term 1)
  • Level 1 Certificate in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector (term 2)
  • Level 1 Diploma in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector (term 1,2 & 3)

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there is a dress code?

Yes there is a dress code, Black trousers and top no blue jeans, more detail will be given at induction.

Progression

  • VRQ Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy
  • VRQ Level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing

Course Fees

£941

How to Apply

If you wish to study this course you do not need to fill out an application form, simply call our Admissions Team on (01904) 770397 or visit our friendly team of advisors in the InfoZone, located behind the main reception desk.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course or any aspects of studying at York College please email info@yorkcollege.ac.uk or call (01904) 770770.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.

 

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