16-18 Year Olds


The course meets the needs of candidates who want to work in the hair or beauty sector it allows them to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the hairdressing sector.

Entry Requirements

Candidates will need to have at least 3 GCSE’s 2 – 9.

You will be required to purchase a uniform and a hairdressing kit, cost will be advised at interview.


During the course, you will have an introduction to the Hairdressing sector, learn about the importance of presenting a professional image, working to health and safety policies. You will additionally learn basic hair applications, including shampooing and conditioning, styling and dressing hair using a variety of techniques and also basic colouring applications. You will work on other colleagues within the group, clients and on block heads to practice your skills, develop confidence and technique and support stylists in the commercial salons.

You will also work to improve your current level of English and Maths within your sessions and attend additional taught sessions.


You will be assessed by a range of methods including practical observation, assignments, tasks and external online exams.

Awarding body

City and Guilds


Successful completion of the course can lead to progression onto Level 2 Hairdressing / Beauty therapy / Media make-up or an apprenticeship within the industry.

Additional information

Additional help and support is available to you should you require it and you can discuss this further at your admissions interview.

Further Information

For further information, advice and guidance call The Learner Experience Team on 01625 410062.

Duration and Times

Start date: 04/09/2023

End date: 28/06/2024

Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Days of week: TBA

Number of Weeks: 35

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