Hair & Beauty Skills Level 1 Certificate

Level 1 Diploma
Course Location


Stockport College


Stockport College

Course Overview

If you are keen to learn the basics of hair and beauty, then our course will give you the confidence to develop a range of skills that will help you with your career aims.

The course includes techniques and knowledge, which will prepare learners to progress to the next level of the sector they choose to move on too.

All the units in this qualification directly prepare learners for further study in the hair and beauty sector. You can find more information about units on the mandatory units section.

Further Details


College 16-18

Course Start Date


Course Duration

Full-Time - 1 Year


Beauty Therapies

You must have a keen interest in the hair and beauty sector and demonstrate an ability to communicate and follow the professional standards set by the awarding bodies.
You must be prepared to study the complete study programme; this includes maths and English, employability, enrichments and tutorials.
You must be prepared to follow salon rules at all times to begin your journey into the sector at a high standard.

This Hair and Beauty qualification introduces you to a range of practical skills from across the hair and beauty industries and will help you to develop your own personal and social skills.

If you have few or no qualifications, but want a career in hair and beauty, then this course is for you.

September – October – All classes you attend will be linked to hair, Make-Up, beauty and nails for this unit.
November – June – You will choose a sector that you wish to follow and attend practical classes linking to the below units.

Hair & Make-Up Route:
Make-Up Application
Face Painting
Shampoo and Condition Hair
Blow-dry Hair
Follow Health and Safety in a Salon

Beauty & Nails Route:
Make-Up Application
Skin Care
Hand and Nail Care
Nail Art
Follow Health and Safety in a Salon

Level 2 Certificate/Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing
Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy
Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-Up
Level 2 Diploma in Nail Services
Or any Level 2 programme across the college.

You will complete a portfolio to show the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format.

Your assessor will provide guidance on how to prepare the portfolio of evidence and how to show practical achievement, and understanding of the knowledge required to successfully complete this qualification. It is an assessment booklet along with the portfolio of evidence that will serve as the prime source of evidence for this qualification.

You will be graded a Pass, Merit or Distinction based on your final grade for each unit.

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are a resident in the UK and the European Economic Area or have been for the last 3 years. You must be under 19 years old on 31st August in the calendar year you start your course.

19+ learners, please contact the Customer Services team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.

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