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Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector

Course Code: IHBC

Level: 1
Subject area: Hair & Beauty
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Certificate
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Six months
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 level 2 VRQ City & Guilds qualification at City College Plymouth will give you an in-depth introduction to the hair and beauty sector. You’ll learn some basic employability skills such as how to present yourself with a professional image, as well as learning some hair and beauty basics such as styling women’s hair, applying basic make-up, nail art, skin care and the art of dressing hair. This full-time, one year hair and beauty course provides a fun and inspirational insight into the industry and teaches all the basic skills required to progress to the next level.

What you'll learn
  • Presenting a professional image
  • Styling women’s hair
  • Applying basic make-up
  • Nail art
  • Skin care
  • The art of dressing hair
Entry requirements

You will need to have:

  • four GCSEs at grades D-F (3-1), preferably to include a science-based subject
  • a level 1 qualification in hair and beauty
  • customer service experience
  • good personal presentation.

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

What's next?

On successful completion you may progress to another hair and beauty course at the College.

Important information

“Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2016/17 (August 2016 – July 2017). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2018/19.

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.)”

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.