Skills for Hair and Beauty





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About the course

Are you keen to develop skills in Hair & Beauty?

This is a practical, introductory course designed for people who are interested in working in the Hair and Beauty industry.

Entry Requirements

This course is suitable for learners who have limited success at GCSE.

This course is suitable for learners who may have attended an Alternative Learning provider.

You must be working at Entry 2 English & Maths Functional Skills or above. 

Have an interest in Hair & Beauty.

What will I do on this course?

During this course you will learn how to develop skills in:

  • Basic facial and make up
  • Basic shampoo & conditioning
  • Basic face painting
  • Basic manicure & nail art
  • Hair plaiting
  • Basic styling
  • Cultural links to hair and beauty
  • The history of hair and make up
  • Take an English and Maths Functional Skills exam
  • Complete a BTEC Personal & Social Development qualification
Who is it for?

This course is for 16-18 year olds wishing to find out more about working in the Hair and Beauty industry. You will need to enjoy practical tasks and get on well with people. This course acts as a stepping stone to a Level 1 course.

How to apply

Please click on the 'Apply' button below

How Is this course assessed?

You will be assessed in a variety of ways throughout the course and you will have a chance to complete projects, present your work and undertake lots of practical activities.

You will sit an exam for English and Maths Functional Skills and carry out a range of work based assignments leading to a BTEC Personal & Social Development.

What could I do next?

Progression could be into suitable employment, an Apprenticeship or onto further courses of study at Level 1.



How old will you be when the course starts?

16-18 19+
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