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Vocational & T Level

Hairdressing NVQ Certificate Level 1

Subject Area
Hair, Beauty & Media Make-up
Start Date
September 2024
Study Mode
Full-time
Duration
1 year
Level
Level 1

This is an introduction to Hairdressing, providing a stepping-stone to Level 2 Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy or Hair & Media Make-up. This course runs across 3 days per week.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 3 GCSE subjects at grade 2.

What will I study?

The programme of study includes:

  • Prepare for Hair Services and Maintain Work Areas
  • Contribute to the Development of Effective Working Relationships
  • Blow Dry Hair
  • Shampoo and Condition Hair
  • Assist with Hair Colouring and Lightening Services
  • Plait and Twist Hair Using Basic Techniques

Additional activities:

  • Home study
  • Online learning
  • Competition work
  • Work experience
  • English and Maths (if you haven't achieved GCSE grade 4)


Additional Costs
All students are expected to purchase a practical kit and uniform, details of which will be provided during your advice and guidance discussion and induction.

Method of delivery

This course is predominantly a practical-based course. This means that the majority of your training will be delivered in a salon/workshop environment. You’ll be expected to complete theoretical knowledge through homework activities and directed learning, although some theory work will also be embedded into practical sessions. You will be required to complete tests and assignments as part of your study. You may be required to partake in online learning activities throughout the course, which are often led by employers and industry specialists.

How will I be assessed?

Practical assessments on colleagues and clients.
Oral/written questions and assignment work.

Good course combinations

This is a full-time course. It is not possible to combine this course with other Vocational, T Level, Apprenticeship or A Level programmes.

Your next steps

You can progress on to the Level 2 courses in Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy or Hair & Media Make-up. Alternatively, you may go straight into a salon as a Salon Assistant/Junior. The course also provides skills transferable to other subject areas.

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