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Hair and Beauty Sector (Introduction)

Course Code: IHAC

Level: 1
Subject area: Hair & Beauty
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: City & Guilds
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: 20 weeks
When you'll study: Various days and times (three days per week)

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About the course

Are you thinking about becoming a hairdresser, stylist, beautician, or beauty therapist? This level 1 qualification will give you an in-depth introduction to the hair and beauty sector. It provides a fun and inspirational insight into the industry and will build on your skills to allow you to progress to the next level.

What you'll learn

You will learn hair and beauty skills such as shampooing and styling women’s hair, applying basic make-up, and skin and hand care.  

The course will require you to gain work experience within the industry.

Maths and English will also be part of your study programme.

Entry requirements

You will need to undergo an initial assessment, but 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 progress to a range of level 2 hairdressing or beauty therapy courses at the College or gain and Apprenticeship in the industry.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)


Course Code: IHAC

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: Not applicable to this course

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
This course is not usually available to this age group. Please contact or phone reception on 01752 305 300 for advice.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.