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Level 1 Hair and Beauty


On this programme you will develop the skills needed to become a true professional in the hair and beauty industry. Students will be encouraged to develop a real creative flair and gain excellent communication skills. The opportunity to work as part of a team and compete in hairdressing competitions will provide a real insight into how to be successful in this fashion-driven industry.


This hair and beauty combined course offers students the opportunity to work in both vocational areas to include skills within the hair and beauty sector. Course themes inlcude basic manicure treatments, applying make-up, creating a hair and beauty image, nail art, shampoo and conditioning, styling men's and women's hair, plaiting and twisting, colouring and dressing hair in addition to salon reception skills. This course is graded Pass, Merit and Distinction.

It is advisable for students to arrange a work placement alongside their study of this course to support their employability skills.

Entry Requirements

Students are required to have an Entry Level 3 qualification or GCSEs at grade F or G.

Further Study

Students may wish to progress onto a Level 2 course in Beauty Therapy, Hairdressing or onto an apprenticeship.

Newton Rigg College,
CA11 0AH
01768 893400