Hair & Beauty L1

Start Date
Course Course
Hair & Beauty
City Campus

About this Course

This qualification will enable students to develop the practical hair and beauty skills and techniques required to create a total look using colour via a mandatory unit. Students will also have the opportunity to select from a range of technical optional units including hand and nail care, foot and toenail care, make-up application, skin care, nail art, face painting, blow-drying hair, winding skills, shampooing and conditioning hair, plaiting hair, colouring hair using temporary colour.

Key Units

  • Create an image based on a theme
  • Plaiting and Twisting
  • Shampoo and Conditioning
  • Hand and Nail Care
  • Skin Care
  • Customer Service
  • Health and Safety

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grades A* - E / grade 2 and above (or acceptable alternatives), including English Language.


The course is assessed entirely by coursework so you need to have good time management skills and be able to work to targets and deadlines. Practical assessments will be carried out in the salon following training and practice. Graded assignments form the majority of your assessments.

Where does this Lead

The Sheffield College offers a Level 2 qualification in either:

  • Hairdressing
  • Beauty Therapy
  • Hair & Media Make-up

Future Opportunities

Students who study in this area may enter careers such as:

  • Hairdresser/Barber
  • Beautician/Aesthetician
  • Make-up Artist
  • Nail Technician

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Will this course suit me?
This course is ideal for students who need to develop social skills and would like a career in hairdressing. You need to have physical stamina as you are often on your feet all day. You need some artistic flair and a good attitude.

Extra Costs

You will be asked to purchase a uniform which must be worn at all times when in the salon. You will also need to have some key pieces of equipment that will be discussed when you come to the information event.

You may be eligible to receive support for items such as these through the Student Support Fund

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