Hairdressing City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma - City of Wolverhampton College

Hairdressing City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma

Hairdressing City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma

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Hairdressing City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma

If you want to work as a hairdresser this course will set you on the path to a successful career in the industry.

You will gain skills, experience and confidence in styling hair and learn about customer service and health and safety in the salon.

To enhance your learning, you will also get chance to take part in enrichment weeks during which you will be able to learn new techniques, take part in competitions, and complete additional short courses in areas that would be useful to you in the industry, such as hair extensions, wedding hair, creative styling an ear piercing. 

You will also complete 30 hours of work experience in a salon and attend lessons to improve your English and maths (or use the time for directed study if you already have Grade 4 or above).     

Please note: you will be expected to arrange the work experience placement yourself and will also be required to purchase your own hairdressing kit, costing approximately £180, as well as a college-braded uniform costing approximately £50 - order forms will be provided before the start of the course and financial support may be available to help with these costs.   



On completion of the course you will be able to progress to a Level 2 hair or beauty qualification. 

To access this course you are required to have:

  • Three or more GCSEs at grade 1 or above including English and/or maths
  • Undertake a salon skills session in which you will be required to meet members of the teaching team and demonstrate twisting and plaiting the hair 
  • Purchase a hairdressing kit and college-branded uniform (details will be provided at enrolment)


During this course you will study the following modules:

  • Introduction to the hair and beauty sector
  • Presenting a professional image in a salon
  • Shampoo and conditioning
  • Styling women's hair
  • Plaiting and twisting hair
  • Colour hair using a temporary colour
  • Create a hair and beauty image
  • Follow health and safety in the salon
  • Working with others in the hair and beauty sector
  • Create and image using colour for the hair and beauty sector
  • Salon reception duties
  • The art of colouring hair

In addition, if you do not have English and/or maths at grade 4 you will be required to study for the relevant subject as part of your course.

By studying this course you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the hair and beauty industry
  • Learn how to create basic styling looks
  • Learn about colouring hair
  • Understand the importance of health and safety in the salon
  • Work as part of a team in the salon
  • Develop communication and customer service skills

You will be assessed in a number of ways including:

  • Practical observations
  • Providing services to clients in a realistic working environment
  • Building a portfolio of theory evidence
  • Assignments
  • Exams

On successful completion of the course you will be able to progress to:

  • Level 2 hairdressing diploma
  • Level 2 hairdressing apprenticeship 
  • Level 2 beauty diploma

  1. Commercial hair and beauty salons open to the public 
  2. Opportunity to enhance your skills with additional qualifications 
  3. Industry-standard equipment and professional products 
  4. Opportunity to showcase your skills in shows and competitions 
  5. Industry-experienced and highly-qualified tutors to support you 


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