Course overview

Make Up and Hair Intro Certificate Level 1 City of Bristol College

This one-year, full-time Level 1 Make Up and Hair qualification will help you build the foundations to begin an exciting career.

You will learn all about the requirements for working in the Beauty 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.

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is for young people aged 16-18.

If you have a passion for working with people and you are keen to develop your Make up and Hairstyling skills then this is the course for you.

What you'll learn

This Level 1 course will give you the basic knowledge, skills and experience in the Beauty industry. You will also build your confidence and your communication skills when working with our clients.

You will learn about the Make up and Hairdressing  industry and the skill required to gain your Level 1 Make up qualification. This will include:

  • Health and safety whilst working in the salon / make up studio
  • How to present yourself Professionally to meet the Industry requirements
  • Working with others in the hair and beauty industry
  • Introduction to Skin care
  • Basic Make up application
  • Themed face painting
  • Styling Womens hair
  • Plaiting and Twisting hair

Course entry requirements

To join this course, you need English and maths at either GCSE grade 2 and achieve a BKSB initial assessment of working towards level 1 functional skills at Induction or Functional Skills Entry Level 3

Alternatively you may have successfully completed a vocational qualification at Level 1 or Entry Level 3.

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 Beauty sessions. During these sessions you will develop your Beauty 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

This qualification will enable you to progress to a Level Full time 2 Hair and Media Make up or a Level 2 Full time Hairdressing or a Level 2 Full time Beauty Qualification

With these qualifications you can gain employment in a Hairdressing salon, Beauty salon, or you can be self-employed Make up Artist

You could also progress to a level 3 Full time course in your chosen sector.

Additional costs

You will be required to purchase a Hair and make up kit and a uniform at a total cost of approximately £190.

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.

To keep everyone safe, we’ve reduced the number of people in our buildings at one time. Most of our courses are online for the time being. 

A place for Bristol’s young people

Whatever happens, 16-18 year olds are guaranteed a place for 2021
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Fees and applications

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Make Up and Hair Intro Certificate Level 1 SBSA
Course Code
01/09/2021 - 27/06/2022
1 years
Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs OR Fri
Hours per week
Start Time
This course costs £362. If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
LMF1913C01-1 01/09/2021 - 27/06/2022 1 years Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs OR Fri 9.00 09:15 SBSA
This course costs £362. If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.

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