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Introduction to Hair Level 1

Course Overview

This course is ideal for school leavers interested in a career in hairdressing. The qualification provides access to understanding what is involved in the hairdressing sector.

Units can include styling women’s and men’s hair, colouring hair, hair plaiting, shampoo and conditioning.

What topics are covered?

Depending on which route you take, the following units are available. Units will be finalised at interview.

  • • Introduction to the hair and beauty sector
  • • Presenting a professional image in the salon
  • • Styling women’s hair
  • • Follow health and safety
  • • Plaiting and twisting hair
  • • Salon reception duties
As a full-time student at Bath College, you will follow a study programme consisting of a vocational diploma, maths and English, employability skills, volunteering and tutorial. Please visit our Study Programmes page for details.

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is most suited for people aged 16-18 who are just starting (out on their) vocational learning.

What are the entry requirements?

  • Four GCSEs at grade G/1 or above.
  • Evidence of ability to work at Level 1
  • An interest in Hair and Beauty together with a caring nature, good communication skills and the ability to work with others
  • Interview

What qualifications will I gain?

VTCT Level 1 Award/Certificate/Diploma in an Introduction to Hair and Beauty Sector

Who is the awarding body?

VTCT

How will I be assessed?

Continuous practical, work-based assessment will be used to teach and develop vocational skills. There will be written assignments and tests of knowledge and understanding throughout the programme.

What can I do after this course?

Progress on to

  • Hairdressing NVQ Level 2
  • Beauty Therapy NVQ Level 2
  • Barbering
  • Hair and Media Make Up Level 2
  • Hairdressing Apprenticeship, which will provide you with the qualifications necessary to work within the hair or beauty industry.

 

 

 

Are there any additional costs?

Uniform, kit and text books (discussed at interview).

What funding is available?

For funding information, please refer to our Funding page.

What facilities are available?

You will gain experience in our on-site state-of-the-art facilities such as the Academy Studios.

 

The Academy

Which department is this course in?

Hospitality, Hair, Beauty and Spa Industries

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

What else do I need to know?

You will need to comply with the following policies that are issued at enrolment:

  • • Dress code
  •  Code of conduct
  • • Locker policy
  • • Scissor / knife policy

 

A basic stationery pack will be issued to enrolled students.

Where can I find out more information?

For advice or more details please telephone 01225 312191 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk. You may also visit our Student Advice Centre.

If you have a learning difficulty or disability, please contact Additional Learning Support to arrange additional help.

How do I apply?

Online: Click the "Apply" button and fill out an online application form.

By post: download the Full-Time Application Form and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.

In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

To find out more about the application process, please go to the How to Apply page.

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