City & Guilds Hairdressing Level 1
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Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy
Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
04 September 2023
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.
In a nutshell
The hairdressing sector is fast moving and there will be opportunities to learn new skills during and after this interesting training programme.
This course is for you if...
... You want a career as a hairdresser
... You’re hardworking and friendly
... You love all things hair and beauty
What will I be doing?
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
- 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
- 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
- Skills Activities
- Maths and English
- Creative Enrichment Skills (community activities and demonstrations)
What is expected of me?
To enter the course, you’ll need a minimum of 4 GCSEs grade G or above to include: Maths/Numeracy and English/Welsh First Language or an appropriate Entry Level qualification. Applicants without the minimum GCSEs will be considered based on previous experience or other qualifications.
You will need to be self-motivated, hardworking, friendly and have a high level of personal presentation.
There will be an expectation that you attend work placement during the academic year. All delivery takes place on campus and there will be one evening a week when you may be in college until late.
Attendance and punctuality for all sessions is a major requirement of this course.
What comes next?
NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing or employment at a junior apprentice level.
- Tunic with black trousers and black shoes must be worn in salons
- Hair must be neatly tied back off the face
- Nail extensions & varnish must not be worn
- No piercings: only a wedding ring is allowed to be worn in the salon
As a condition of your place on this course, you will be expected to purchase the appropriate kit, from our approved supplier, costing approximately £192.
To reflect industry expectations, you will be required to wear a Coleg Gwent salon uniform which is to be ordered from our approved supplier. For 2023/2024 the college will fund the cost of one full uniform. Details on how to order your free uniform and additional sets, with supplier payment options, can be obtained from your Head of School, Lecturer or Technician. The price for 2023/2024 is £45.
Additional costs could occur during the year for educational visits.
All costs are under review and subject to change.
This course may be available at other dates, times or campuses, please click to view your options.
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