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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: 24 weeks
When you'll study: Fridays, 9.30am - 2.30pm

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About the course

Are you thinking about becoming a hairdresser, stylist, beautician, or beauty therapist? This level 1 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 skin care including cleanse, tone and moisturising, nail care including basic manicure and hair care including shampooing and conditioning techniques. This part-time, 6 month 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 such as:

  • presenting a professional image
  • an introduction to the hair and beauty sector
  • nail care
  • skin care
  • hair care including correct shampooing and conditioning techniques.
What you'll learn
  • How to present a professional image
  • an introduction to the hair and beauty sector
  • how to do a basic manicure
  • skin care
  • how to shampoo and condition hair.
Entry requirements

You will need to have:

  • a good level of English speaking, listening and writing
  • 100% commitment to course (including attendance)
  • good personal presentation.

You will be assessed by written assignments.

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 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.


Course Code: IHBC

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £500

B Reduced Course Fee (for eligible students): £0

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?
16 - 18 A  or   B
19 - 23 A  or   B(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A  or   B

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.