Level 1 in Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy

Cambridge Regional College
Course summary
Professional Training
1 Year
Full time
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Course description

Thinking about a career in the Hair, Beauty or Makeup Industry?

The Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy and Makeup Industry can be demanding career, requiring good health, stamina, a capacity for hard work, a pleasant personality and the ability to get on with people. If you think that you possess these qualities, you want to learn a range of industry skills and you have a genuine interest in this career route then this introductory course is for you. The introductory course also gives you some dedicated time to improve your English and maths, study your GCSEs and/or improve your grades.

The course will provide you with:
? An understanding the importance of a presenting a positive and professional image
? Industry specific knowledge and skills across Hairdressing, Beauty and Makeup Artistry
? The opportunity to progress to next step in this exciting career

We will introduce you to an industry, where professionalism, creativity and artistry combined with technical skills provide an excellent service experience for your clients. You will develop the behaviours and attitudes expected of a professional hairdresser, therapist or makeup artist. From the reception desk to the salon floor, you will explore the theory behind, learn and practice a range of basic hair and beauty skills such as shampooing, blow-drying, hand, skin care and makeup techniques.

After the initial few weeks you will choose a specific pathway in either Hairdressing or Beauty and focus on developing more specialised skills from your chosen industry for the remainder of the college year.
From plaiting and twisting, nail artistry or themed face painting, progressing to level 2 skills preparing you for the next step, such as basic cutting, eye treatments or fashion, photographic makeup depending on the path you have chosen.

Kit and Uniform - You will need to purchase a kit and uniform before the start of the programme, the Level 1 mandatory kit and uniform will cost around £100 (Hair route) £200 (Beauty route) subject to change slightly with inflation. There is also up to £100 of optional extra’s and further details will be given to you at the Welcome Event.

Work placement in the commercial environment is part of your course, which helps you to develop real life working skills and employability.

There will also be opportunities to enter competitions, listen to guest speakers and attend trips to hair and beauty exhibitions.

You may also be required to study and achieve further qualifications in English and maths to assist in your own personal development.

Suitability - Who should attend?

We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs.

Any specific needs we begin to identify at our welcome events.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Level: 1

Continuing Studies

Successful completion of this course will enable you to progress to the Level 2 Hair, Beauty or Media Makeup course or an Apprenticeship. The industry provides a fascinating and rewarding career, with many varied opportunities for practical and creative individuals who enjoy working with people.

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Cambridge Regional College

Our mission is to transform lives and create prosperity by delivering technical and professional education that meets the needs of students, employers and communities in Cambridgeshire. Cambridge Regional College is the largest further education college in the East of England...

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Kings Hedges Road
CB4 2QT Cambridge Cambridgeshire

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