Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy & Wellbeing

Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector - G095

Conway Park Full Time Entry Level

Or Application Form & Reference Form to be returned to Student Services

If you are interested in this course after September, please contact the Student Advisers on 551 7777.

This course provides you with an introduction to the hairdressing and beauty therapy industry as well as developing your skills in personal and social development.

Course Details

You will be taught a range of skills and techniques across the hair & beauty sectors, which will allow you to perform your own salon services and to assist others in the salon. Part of your week will be spent working in the College Salons learning basic hair and beauty skills and assisting the Level 1, 2 and 3 students.

The course will enable you to study a wide range of skills, all of which will help you on your chosen career pathway, moving into employment, apprenticeship or further training. You will get the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised vocational qualification linked to your chosen career. Also, this course will help you to improve your maths & English, plus develop the personal and social skills which employers look for. You will be given support and guidance throughout your learning journey and your progress will be reviewed with you regularly.

You will cover the following:

  • Shampooing and conditioning
  • Styling women's hair
  • Hair plaiting and braiding
  • Health and Safety
  • Hand care
  • Skin care

You will also spend time researching and finding out about different job roles and career pathways within the hair and beauty industry as well as developing yourself and learning how to deal with problems and work towards goals. You will learn how to manage your own time, handle money and work as a team, all skills which are highly sought after in the hair and beauty industry.

During your course there may be opportunities for you to attend National shows and exhibitions.

Entry Guidelines
  • This is a study programme for students that are 16-18 years.
  • No formal qualifications are required.
  • A genuine interest in Hairdressing/Beauty Therapy and an ability to communicate 1:1 with clients.
  • You must be prepared to give and receive treatments to/from other students on your course.
  • Ability to complete fine work such as sectioning hair, plaiting, setting hair, etc.
  • Satisfactory interview, assessment and reference or school report.

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

You will need to provide a uniform, following the College uniform policy (approximate cost £40). This will be discussed at interview.

Assessment Method

You will be assessed on practical & theory. In addition there is a written VTCT exam for Health & Safety.

Additional Information

An interview for all candidates will be arranged with a member of the teaching team where you will have an opportunity to discuss the course and your individual needs. You will also carry out a skills test to allow us to assess your dexterity.

Students may be able to fast track to level 1, dependent on progress.

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 or above)
  • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips

This profession and course require you to be able to carry out physical work for long periods of time. Reasonable adjustments will be made to accommodate disabilities.

Where can I progress to?

This qualification could lead directly into supervised employment in the hair and beauty industry working as a salon apprentice. You can also progress onto Level 1 Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy.

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Starting 1st September 2020 - Ending - 23rd June 2021REF G095M001

If you are aged 16-18:

This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £450.00

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2020-21.

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11 to 4pm and Wednesdays 4 to 6.30pm (term time only).


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