City & Guilds Hairdressing (Adults) Level 1

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy



Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Enhanced Part Time Part time learning for 12 hours a week (sometimes more) with availability to grants.

Crosskeys Campus



Start Date

Start Date
05 September 2022

*Enrolment still open


34 weeks

In a nutshell

This course is designed for people with a career interest in hairdressing and is ideal if you have little or no experience or skills. You will also develop your customer service skills when dealing with clients in the commercially run salon.

The course runs over two days and is timetabled in school hours to help support learners who have children in school.

This course is for... love all things hair and beauty’re looking for a career change would like to cut the hair of friends and family and want to get qualified.

Course content

Being a hairdresser has many benefits which qualified stylists will tell you about. If you're thinking about becoming a hairdresser, these are the top reasons to become one.

  • You can be creative
  • You'll meet new people
  • Having a career in hairdressing will give you the opportunity to be flexible with your working hours
  • You will be able to provide a variety of services
  • It is both satisfying and rewarding

Our course is designed for people with a career interest in hairdressing and is ideal if you have little or no experience or skills in hairdressing. We will help you to develop your customer service skills when dealing with clients and employability skills for all types of jobs.

You’ll learn about:

  • Client consultations
  • Reception skills
  • Shampooing
  • Blow drying
  • Basic cutting
  • The art of dressing hair
  • Hair up
  • Colouring hair
  • Creating a total look using colour.

There is an expectation that you attend work placement during the academic year either weekly or on block. This can either be organised by you or your tutors will support you to find a suitable placement.

The course is delivered through:

  • Theory classes
  • Practical workshops
  • Real salon environments at the college
  • Commercial sessions
  • Demonstrations
  • Group work
  • Work placement
  • Enrichment activities such as trip, visits, guest speakers and outside demonstrations.

You’ll be assessed via practical assessments, assignments, projects and multiple-choice online tests covering underpinning knowledge. Once complete, you’ll achieve:

  • NVQ Level 1 Hairdressing and L2 Units in Hairdressing
  • Appropriate supporting qualifications to broaden your skill set and meet the needs of industry
  • Creative Enrichment Skills (community activities and demonstrations)

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 4 GCSEs grade G or above to include: Maths/Numeracy and English/Welsh 1st Language or an appropriate Entry Level qualification.

Applicants without the minimum GCSEs will be considered based on previous experience or other qualifications.

Additional information

Dress code:

  • Tunic with black trousers and black shoes must be worn in salons
  • Hair must be neatly tied back off the face
  • Nail extensions and varnish must not be worn
  • No piercings and only a wedding ring is allowed to be worn in the salon

You’ll be expected to purchase a uniform and hairdressing kit as a condition of your placement on the course. The cost of this is approximately £200-£250.

A Salon Fee of £45.00 for the year covers all assessments on family and friends.

All costs are under review and subject to change.

Crosskeys Campus
(Enhanced Part Time)
Start Date: 05 September 2022

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Contact our Student Recruitment team