City & Guilds Hairdressing Level 1

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy



Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Full Time

Crosskeys Campus

Start Date

Start Date
01 September 2021


1 year

Entry Requirements

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.

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
  • Role play exercises
  • 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.

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.

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 uniform and hairdressing kit as a condition of your place on the course. The cost of this is approximately £200- £250.

All costs are under review and subject to change.

Crosskeys Campus
(Full Time)
Start Date: 01 September 2021

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

Contact our Student Recruitment team

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

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