York College

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Hairdressing and beauty salon managers and proprietors

Up to £27,000

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Hairdressers and barbers

Up to £30,000

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Beauticians and related occupations

Up to £31,000

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Who is this course aimed at?

Adults wanting an introduction to hairdressing.

This is a condensed course enabling those who have other commitments to study on a part time basis.

Overview of the course

  • Practical demonstrations
  • Practical activities to develop skills
  • Working on each other and blocks
  • Theory / knowledge input – with direction to home study.
  • Ongoing assessment

Entry Requirements

Genuine desire and interest in hairdressing.

Good work ethic.

Good communication skills.

Commitment to home study (at least 3 hrs a week).

Dates and Times

The 2021/22 academic year start dates are being finalised, applications/pre-enrolments for this course will open around May, please check our website around this time and apply/pre-enrol online. If you have any questions in the meantime please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Course Length

The course runs from February to August (excluding any bank holidays).

3hrs per week.

An element of self-directed study will be required of which there will be tutor support.

Course Modules/units

  • Working in the Hair Industry
  • Follow Health and Safety Practice in the Salon
  • Shampoo and Condition the Hair and Scalp
  • Styling hair

Teaching Method(s)

The college has 2 large fully equipped Hairdressing Salons in which students will work. In addition to this there is a fully functioning Hair and Beauty reception.

  • Demonstration of hairdressing techniques
  • Opportunities for students to practice skills during lessons
  • Initial theory input followed by directed home / independent study.


  • Students are assessed through observation of practical skills and completion of home study tasks.
  • Students will also be required to produce assignments and successfully complete end of unit tests.
  • This Level 1 qualification provides students with the opportunity to progress onto a Level 2 hairdressing qualification.

Course Fees

£195 - £390

Additional costs

Students are required to purchase a kit and uniform. The details will be provided for this.

Reasons to choose this course

York College have 2 large fully equipped Hairdressing salons, an inviting commercial salon reception, 3 Media Make up workshops and 3 Beauty Therapy salons. Adult learners will have access to professional products and equipment (including Loreal and Eve Taylor).

Skills you will develop

Students will also develop communication techniques, interpersonal skills and the ability to work well as a team.

Course progression

This Level 1 qualification provides students with the opportunity to progress onto a Level 2 hairdressing qualification.

Career progression

Students will gain skills that would enable them to work / assist in a hairdressing salon. Some adult learners chose to provide hairdressing services to family and friends. Ideally students will progress onto a L2 hairdressing qualification to further develop skills.

About the course tutors

All our teachers are fully qualified with up to date experience in industry.

Contact Us

If you would like to enrol, you can do so via our Enrol Now page.

If you have any further questions about York College please email info@yorkcollege.ac.uk or call (01904) 770770.

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