City & Guilds Hairdressing Level 1

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy

Level

Level
1

Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Full Time
Location

Location
City of Newport Campus

Start Date

Start Date
05 September 2023

Duration

Duration
1 year

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 3 GCSEs grade G or above to include: Maths/Numeracy and English/Welsh 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
  • 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
  • Skills Activities
  • Maths and English
  • Creative Enrichment Skills (community activities and demonstrations)

What is expected of me?

A minimum of 3 GCSEs grade G or above to include: Maths/Numeracy and English/Welsh Language or an appropriate Entry Level qualification. Applicants without the minimum GCSEs will be considered based on previous experience or other qualifications.

What comes next?

NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing or employment at a junior apprentice level.

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 & varnish must not be worn
  • No piercings: only a wedding ring is allowed to be worn in the salon

You’ll be expected to purchase a hairdressing kit as a condition of your place on the course. The cost of this is approximately £117- £158.

To reflect industry expectations, you will be required to wear a Coleg Gwent salon uniform. The college will fund the cost of one full uniform per year. Additional sets can be purchased for around £45 (TBC); college staff will be able to direct you to the approved supplier if / when needed.

All costs are under review and subject to change.

Where can I study City & Guilds Hairdressing Level 1?

NFDI1084AA
City of Newport Campus
(Full Time)
Start Date: 05 September 2023

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