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City & Guilds Level 1 VRQ Diploma in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy

City & Guilds

Level 1


This course provides hair and beauty skills, techniques and knowledge to help you progress to the next level of vocational learning in the hair and beauty sector.


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The College also will help you gain additional qualifications throughout the year, as well as engage with industry experts and participate in workshops relevant to the industry. You’ll also have the opportunity to gain qualifications in Numeracy, Literacy and ICT if needed. Students will be required to purchase a uniform and kit at the start of the programme.

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Course Content

The course combines a large proportion of practical learning with relevant theory components. You’ll gain practical skills for the hair and beauty sector, as well as knowledge on relevant health and safety, consultation and effective working practices at a basic level.

Core Modules

Mandatory units include:

  • Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector
  • Following Health and Safety in the Salon
  • Working for Others
  • Applying Basic Make-up
  • Skin Care
  • The Art of Photographic Make-up
  • Providing Basic Manicure Treatment
  • Nail Art
  • Presenting a Professional Image in a Salon
  • Create a Hair and Beauty Image
  • The Art of Dressing Hair
  • The Art of Colouring Hair
  • Assessment Method

    Qualifications are assessed through practical observation, online theory tests and written tasks.

    Progression Opportunities

    This qualification will prepare you for further study at Level 2 and you may choose to develop your skills in a specialist pathway.

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  • Entry Requirements

    No formal qualifications required. Please ask for advice and guidance from individual Course Co-ordinators prior to application.

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