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Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector

Course Code: IHAA

Level: 1
Subject area: Hair & Beauty
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Award, City & Guilds
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: 10 weeks
When you'll study: Fridays, 9.30am - 3.30pm

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About the course

Are you thinking about becoming a hairdresser, stylist, beautician, or beauty therapist? This qualification at City College Plymouth will give you an introduction to the hair and beauty sector. You’ll learn hair and beauty skills such as styling women’s hair, applying basic make-up, nail art, skin care and the art of dressing hair. This course provides a fun and inspirational insight into the industry and will establish your industry skills to allow you to progress to the next level.

What you'll learn

This course will cover:

  • presenting a professional image
  • styling women’s hair
  • applying basic make-up
  • nail art
  • skin care
  • the art of dressing hair.
Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


You will be assessed by written assessments, assignments and tests.

What's next?

On successful completion you may wish to progress to the Level 2 Certificate in Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2017/18 (August 2017 – July 2018). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2018/19.

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete and return an application form.