Course overviewHair (Pathway 1) Level 1 City of Bristol College
This one-year, full-time Level 1 Hairdressing qualification will help you build the foundations to begin an exciting career.
You will learn all about the requirements for working in the hairdressing industry and its exciting opportunities. You will work in our modern college salons to practice your skills in a realistic environment.
You will develop the knowledge and skills you need for the next level of learning, employment or an apprenticeship.
Dates and applications
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|Course Code||Dates||Duration||Days||Hours per week||Start Time||Location||Fee|
|LGF1945C01-1||06/09/2022 - 27/06/2023||1 years||Mon, Tues & Weds||9.08||09:30||College Green Centre||Apply|
Who is this course for?
This course is for young people aged 16-18. You should be keen to develop and progress, in your learning and personally.
If you have a passion for working with people, excited to learn all about hair care and creating images using colour and styling techniques then this is the right course for you.
What you'll learn
This Level 1 course will give you the basic knowledge, skills and experience in the hairdressing industry. You will also build your confidence and your communication skills when working with our clients.
You will learn about the hairdressing industry and the skill required to gain your Level 1 hairdressing qualification. This will include
- Health and Safety for Hairdressing
- Presenting a professional image
- Working with others in a hair salon
- Hair care and conditioning
- Plaiting and styling long hair
- Creating an image based on a theme
Course entry requirements
Three GCSEs at Grade 2 which must include maths and English or Functional Skills in English and maths at Level 1.
How is the course delivered and assessed?
This course is delivered in modern salons and classrooms.
You will have practical workshops as well as work in our realistic college salons which are open to the public for your hairdressing sessions. During these sessions you will develop your hairdressing skills and be assessed working on clients.
You will also have theory lessons where you will gain the required knowledge and understanding and will demonstrate this knowledge through a mix of online assessment and assignment work.
Future career and study opportunities
You can go on to complete a Hairdressing Apprenticeship or a Level 2 full-time Hairdressing qualification. You may then go on to gain your Level 3 Hairdressing qualification.
With these qualifications you can gain employment in a Hair salon, a spa or cruise ship or you can be self-employed and run your own business.
You will be required to purchase a hairdressing kit and a uniform at a total cost of £124.57.
If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.
As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationery.
Many courses offer learning opportunities that you may need to pay for. This may include things like study visits and visiting speakers. We will let you know in advance if there will be additional costs.
For guidance on which career path to take, to explore career options related to our courses, find out which careers are in demand, and then get the training you need.