Hairdressing student blow drying hair

City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Hairdressing and Barbering

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Course content

Mandatory units:

  • Prepare for hair services and maintain work areas
  • Contribute to the development of effective working relationships
  • Blow dry hair
  • Shampoo and condition hair

Optional units:

  • Assist with salon reception duties
  • Plait and twist hair using basic techniques

Who is the course for?

People aged 16 – 18

People aged up to 24 who declare a disability and have an EHC Plan

Adults aged 19+

Level 1 Certificate in hairdressing and barbering qualification is the beginning of a career in hairdressing, an industry that is ever-changing and has no boundaries to success. Your qualification will introduce you to the basic elements that you need to and enable you to work on a range of practical skills in a real working environment.

Assessment method

To gain this qualification you will need to show plenty of evidence that you have undertaken each unit. It is a practical qualification, so each learner gets through grounding in all the skill areas by a qualified tutor who will assess you using:

  • Observations
  • Oral questions
  • Written questions
  • Mandatory written paper

Entry requirements

The course requires a degree of personal responsibility and the ability to work as part of a team. Students should also have achieved or are working towards qualifications in English and Maths at Entry 3.

Future opportunities / career options

On completion of this course students will gain a qualification in Level 1 Hairdressing and barbering and then be able to progress on Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing or employment.

When does the course run?

September 2019

Course Fees

Courses are free for all students aged 16 – 18 (or up to 24 for those who declare a disability and have an EHC Plan).

For people aged 19+ the course fee is £941. You may be eligible for fee remission. See Money Matters for details.