Level 1

Introduction to Hair

Learn the skills you will need to allow progression onto level 2 hairdressing!

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This qualification is designed to prepare students who are not quite ready for Level 2 studies, providing additional study time to progress onto Level 2 Hairdressing.  The qualification is perfect for learners starting out in hair or beauty and want a basic understanding of the industry, this qualification is designed for learners who want to prepare for further learning or training in the hair and beauty sector.


English and maths are a crucial part of this course, to support with completion of record and consultation cards, working out ratios of products, costs of product plus developing money handling skills.


During this course you will achieve a level one certificate in hairdressing, but you will be practising the skills and learning the knowledge to enable you to progress onto one of the Level 2 hairdressing qualifications that we offer at Salon QG.


The skills you will cover are personal and employability skills, as well as the technical skills to enable you to offer services within one of our fantastic salons at the college.


The core units you will cover are:

                     Presenting a professional image in a salon

                     Working with others

                     Reception skills

                     Health and Safety

                     the art of dressing hair

                     plaiting and twisting hair

                     women's hair styling

                     create a hair and beauty image


On completion of this qualification, you can progress onto Level 2 Certificate in Hairdressing or enter employment via an apprenticeship or at junior level. 

Entry Requirements

Maths and English at 1(G) or above


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Course Info

Full Time Further Education

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