Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Pathways - Hair and Beauty

Our Pathway courses are ideal for students who have not gained GCSEs. These courses are practical, fun and taught in small supported groups. Our friendly tutors will boost your confidence, develop employability and offer guidance for your future.

Key information

Course code: B1431 Course type: Pathways, Full-time, 16-19 (full-time) Duration: 1 Year Start date: September 2018 Entry requirements: There are no GSCE requirements for these Entry Level courses, but your application will be reviewed for an appropriate level of skills and college readiness. ESOL applicants will require E3 or above. End qualification: LASER Introductory Certificate for Learning, Employability and Progression Level 1 Awarding body: Laser Course location: Brighton Metropolitan College, East Campus

Course aims and areas

If you’re interested in working in hairdressing or beauty, this is an excellent introductory course. It provides you with lots of practical experience, knowledge and understanding of various treatments and techniques.

Being on a Pathways Level 1 course, you’ll receive excellent help and support from experienced tutors and teaching assistants. Working in small classes, you’ll notice that your self confidence and self-esteem will grow. Level 1 also boosts your social skills and ability to get on with a variety of different people.

Your study programme will also include some supported English and maths sessions and provide a first step towards gaining qualifications.

Please note: this is a professional course and you will be required to comply with professional standards. This includes wearing the required full uniform, removing all piercings and jewellery and refraining from wearing nail extensions and nail varnish.

Course Units

  • Introduction to the hair and beauty sector
  • Shampoo and conditioning
  • Plaiting and twisting
  • Providing a basic manicure
  • Nail art
  • Providing a basic pedicure 


Why the MET?

  • Small group sizes
  • Gain a holistic understanding of the hair and beauty sector
  • Opportunity for work experience
  • Stepping stone to a level 2 course
  • Additional lessons in employability


Entry Requirements

Specific entry requirements may vary depending on the type of course and the level of entry. Click here to find out more about entry requirements for our 16-19 (full-time) courses.

All 16-19 (full-time) courses require an application review meeting. This is a chance for us to talk through your choice of choice and ensure it's right for you.

There are specific CEFR proficiency requirements for international students.

Course Costs

All 16-19 (full-time) courses are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31 August 2017. The only fees you have to pay are for specialist resources and equipment. The cost of these varies from £25 to £300 depending upon the subject you are studying.

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  • Views Katie Cain Pathways Hair & beauty - Level 1

    “I really enjoyed the skincare and facial parts of the Pathways Hair and beauty course, which I can now use on myself at home. It's also helped me decide to do Beauty Level 2 at MET College next year.”

    Katie Cain
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Careers

Potential Careers

Hairdressing or beauty salon manager/proprietor

Typical Tasks:

  • Determines staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term needs.
  • Controls the allocation, training and remuneration of staff.
  • Provides clients with information and advice on styles and treatments, and resolves any complaints or problems.
  • Ensures clients' records are maintained.
  • Undertakes and/or directs hair treatments and/or beauty therapy.
  • Checks and maintains any equipment, and ensures that all safety requirements are met.
  • Demonstrates, advises on and sells hair and/or beauty products.
  • Ensures financial accounts for the business are maintained.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

3 Available opportunities 0.4% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £15,873

AVERAGE £27,651

POTENTIAL £50,603

Desired Skills:
  • Learning Strategies
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Monitoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics

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Hairdresser or barber

Typical Tasks:

  • Discusses customer requirements, analyses hair condition and other relevant features to define and advise on hair style.
  • Washes, conditions, bleaches, tints or dyes hair and provides any necessary basic scalp treatments.
  • Cuts and trims hair using scissors, clippers, razor and comb.
  • Combs, brushes, blow-dries or sets wet hair in rollers to style or straighten.
  • Shaves and trims beards and moustaches.
  • Collects payment, arranges appointments and cleans and tidies salon.
  • Maintains client records and keeps up-to-date with new products, styles and techniques.
  • Ensures hair products are stored and used appropriately and observes relevant health and safety factors.
  • Demonstrates, sells and recommends hair care products to clients and advises them on hair care.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

1247 Available opportunities 5.1% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £12,578

AVERAGE £15,152

POTENTIAL £21,411

Desired Skills:
  • Speaking
  • Active Listening
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Critical Thinking
  • Monitoring
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Science
  • Writing
  • Mathematics

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