Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy & Makeup

Certificate in Hairdressing level 1 - G129

Conway Park Full Time Level 1 Duration 20 weeks

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This qualification has been designed to prepare you for employment as a supervised assistant or for further learning in the hairdressing industry within college.

This qualification has a range of units: Create an image using colour for the hair and beauty sector, presenting a professional image to styling women's hair. Each will be underpinned by knowledge and understanding of the subject.

Course Details

This qualification will give you the opportunity to perform your own basic hair services while assisting others in the salon. There are two mandatory units in this qualification;

  • Introduction to the hair and beauty sector and
  • Present a professional image in a salon. There will then be three additional units which includes: plaiting hair, shampoo and conditioning hair and styling women's hair. You will also study a mandatory COVID19 qualification for hairdressing and barbering which will equip you with the relelvant knowledge to work safely in a salon. This will be studied and completed during the course..
Entry Guidelines
Relevant Entry Level qualification or 3GCSEs at Grade 2/E or above. Satisfactory interview, assessment, school report and/or satisfactory reference. If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.
Equipment Required

Essential hairdressing kit and uniform which your tutor will discuss at interview. Due to COVID19 you must bring your own equipment to college.

Assessment Method

You will be assessed in a variety of different ways

  • Witness statements
  • Practical observation
  • Audio-visual media
  • Written questions
  • Oral questions
  • Assignments
  • Case studies
Additional Information

Are you aged 16-18?
Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

  • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
  • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A*-C in English and maths (grade 4 and above)
  • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips.
Where can I progress to?
L1 Diploma in Hairdressing L2 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing Explore potential careers via Career Match — it provides current local data on wages and employment prospects.

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Starting 4th January 2023 - Ending - 28th June 2023

REF G129O001

Planned Timetable

Day Times Campus
Monday 09:00 — 16:00 Conway Park
Tuesday 09:00 — 15:00 Conway Park
Wednesday 09:00 — 15:00 Conway Park

If you are aged 16-18:


This study programme is free for students, who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, and students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

Did you know that many of our courses are free for students aged 19 and above?

Find out if you are eligible for free funding here, or contact our student service team on 0151 551 7777.

If you are required to pay a fee you may be entitled to an Adult Learner Loan or other financial support. For more information on support available visit Bursaries and Loans. We also allow payment by instalments for some courses.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 22/23.

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