Hair and Beauty

Level 1 Certificate in an introduction to the hair & beauty sector – City & Guilds (3001)

This is offered through our partnership with Kingston College and the aim of this programme is to allow students to learn, develop and practice the skills for a potential future career in the Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy sector.


Each unit will enable learners to gain a general introduction to the Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy sector and understand the range of services and treatments on offer.

Learners will develop skills in the following units

  • Introduction to the hair and beauty sector
  • Presenting a professional image
  • Follow health & safety in the salon
  • Shampoo & condition hair
  • Styling hair
  • Skin care
  • Provide basic manicure
  • Working in the hair & beauty sector


On completion of the qualification candidates may apply to study a level 2 programme in Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy or Hairdressing & Media Make, providing their entry requirements are successfully met.

Additional Information

Assessment is carried out during practical lessons and through written testing. Evidence will be shown in the form of portfolios, and through projects.

Information regarding equipment and materials will be given at advice and guidance sessions.