Hair and Beauty City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma - City of Wolverhampton College

Hair and Beauty City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma

Hair and Beauty City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma

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Hair and Beauty City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma

If you're passionate about hair and beauty, but unsure which area you want to work in, this Level 1 Diploma will give you an overview of the industry and an introduction to a range of skills to enable you to decide which area you would like to specialise in in the future.

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, ear piercing or eyelash extensions.

Please note: you will be expected to arrange the work experience placement yourself and will also be required to purchase your own beauty and hairdressing kit, costing approximately £250, and college-approved uniform costing approximately £40 - order forms will be provided before the start of the course and financial support may be available to help with these costs.

Also, if you earn less than £30,000 per year and aged 19 or over, you could study this course for FREE!

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 filing and polishing nails, carry out a hand massage and twist and plait hair
  • Purchase a beauty and hairdressing kit and college-approved 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
  • Health and safety in the salon
  • Shampoo and conditioning
  • Styling women's hair
  • Plaiting and twisting hair
  • Colour hair using temporary colour
  • Create an image using colour
  • Skincare
  • Nail art application
  • Basic manicure treatment
  • Basic pedicure treatment
  • Salon reception duties

In addition, if you are aged 16-19 and have not achieved a Grade 4 in English and/or maths you will required to attend classes for the relevant subject as part of your course. 

By studying this course you will:

  • Develop skills to be able to perform specific hair and beauty-related services.
  • Gain knowledge in anatomy and physiology relevant to various services.
  • Develop customer care and communication skills to deal with enquiries, retail, consultation, complaints and all forms of client care.

Throughout the course you will be assessed in the following ways:

  • Continuous assessment of practical tasks
  • Assignments
  • Paper-based tests to assess your knowledge and understanding
  • Production of a portfolio of evidence

The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to:

  • Progress to a Level 2 diploma in beauty therapy
  • Progress to a Level 2 diploma in nail technology
  • Progress to a Level 2 diploma in hairdressing

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


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