Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector
Faculty of Hospitality, Hair and Beauty
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Hospitality, Hair and Beauty Level 1 - Diploma Laurence Building 1 year

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

This course blends theory and practice to prepare you for a profession that is much in demand. As part of your Level 1 programme you will study Functional Skills in English and maths and a programme of Personal Social Development.

There are practical and theoretical classes which will help each student develop a portfolio of evidence for verification. There is some case study/project work. Practical skills are developed on fellow students - once a level of competence is reached clients are to be used for assessment. You will be assessed practically, theoretically and orally in all areas. Testimonials may be required as evidence in some areas. Complete portfolios are verified and should include assessment books, case studies, projects, and theoretical papers. Some units have external online test papers. Balance of course 40% theory/60% practical.

What topics will I study?

You will study units including:

  • Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector
  • Presenting a Professional Image in a Salon
  • Shampoo and Conditioning
  • Styling Women's Hair
  • Styling Men's Hair
  • Plaiting and Twisting Hair
  • Colour Hair using Temporary Colour
  • Skin Care
  • Basic Make-up Application
  • Themed Face Painting
  • Nail Art Application
  • Providing Basic Manicure Treatment
  • Create a Hair and Beauty Image

What experiences will I get?

We recommend you find a work placement to help develop your confidence and salon skills.

What are the entry requirements?

English and maths entry requirements: Grade 2 in English language and in maths.
Plus standard entry requirements: Two GCSEs at grade 2 or above, or equivalent.

What can I study alongside this course?

This course is studied on its own and cannot be combined with other courses.

What facilities are there?

We have fantastic commercial hair salons, beauty clinics, theatrical make-up studios and Spa. You will have the opportunity to train in the faculties brand new showcase salon Zeal @ Exeter College all at the Laurence Building on our Hele Road site. All our students experience a busy commercial environment, H2B professional treatments are available to visitors from all over the southwest. Learning resource centres also provide students with access to the internet as well as specialist information to support them during their studies.

What can the course lead on to?

You will be able to enter a profession that is in demand everywhere in the high street. You can then progress to Level 2, to enter the hairdressing or beauty industry.

Are there any additional costs?

You will need to purchase a personal kit and uniform. You are responsible for providing your own working resources.

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are resident in the UK and the European Economic Area for the last 3 years. (You must be under 19 on 31st August in the calendar year that you start your course). For any fee-related queries or further information, please contact the Advice and Recruitment Team on 01392 400444.


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