Get Started in the Service Industries | Hair & Beauty | Level 1

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Course Code: FE0275-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: Broadwater Campus Entry requirements: At least two GCSEs at grade 2 or above, preferably including English and maths Qualification: Entry 3/Laser Level 1 Certificate Awarding Body: Laser

Why this course?

Hair salon

An introduction to the areas of hairdressing and beauty. This course also supports you in developing your self-esteem and includes careers guidance and skills such as how to apply for jobs and do well in an interview.

Studying hairdressing at Northbrook College is hands-on, exciting and will leave you with the skills, confidence and experience to progress to employment or further study. Training in our professional salons, you will develop your skills in customer service, communication and commerciality, preparing you for work in salons, hotels, airlines, cruise liners and department stores in the UK or overseas.

  • Develop transferable service industry skills
  • Practical experience in realistic commercial environment
  • Excellent modern facilities
  • Progression opportunities onto a higher level service industry course

Start dates

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  • alumni Views Alice Robson NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing
    Alice has recently opened her own salon called ‘Eden’ here in the North Laine in Brighton.
  • alumni Views Simon Webster Hairdressing
    Simon is a is a UK Guest Artist for KMSHair, a member of The Fellowship For British Hairdressing and freelance educator. He studied Hairdressing at Brighton MET college over 30 years ago, winning our Annual Hair show in 1986.
  • student Views Heidi Green Level 1 Hairdressing
    I have learned how important attendance and punctuality is and am building my confidence with clients, learning new techniques, and discovering skills that I will make a career out of. Best thing I did was apply for this course!
  • student Views Shopna Begum Level 1 Hairdressing
    This course has helped me to learn new skills and meet others. I have learned to work with others including customers. I can put up hair in a variety of styles including plaiting and different techniques. I know how to set and style hair and much more.
  • student Views Louise Ford Level 1 Hairdressing
    I've enjoyed making people happy and smile. If people are having a bad time, having their hair done will make them feel better. This course has given me more confidence. I like doing Hairdressing.
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Entry Requirements

Start this Level 1 course if you have at least 2 GCSEs at grade 2 (F), preferably including English and maths.

You will be expected to present yourselves in a professional manner, be polite and courteous. You will attend college wearing a uniform, with your hair up, nails cut short and free from varnish, and strictly no jewellery or facial jewellery is allowed. You will be expected to be punctual and attend all classes. These are all requirements of the awarding body.

Entry Requirements

Course content

  • Introduction to the hair and beauty sector
  • Presenting a professional image in a salon
  • Health and safety in the salon
  • Shampoo, condition and treat hair and scalp
  • Create an image
  • Styling women’s hair
  • Styling men’s hair
  • Temporary colour
  • Face painting and makeup techniques

Assessment

  • Service Portfolio contributes to the overall grade
  • Graded practical assessment - pass, merit, and distinction
  • No exams - all units have to have relative completed assignment - 100% of qualification grade
  • The overall qualification is graded Fail/Pass/Merit/Distinction

Work experience

You will work commercially in Metro Hair and Beauty Salon here at Northbrook College, and have the opportunity to take part in our annual hair show attended and judged by 30 local employers.

We have very strong links with local employers, many of whom started their own careers at Northbrook College.

All of our students have an opportunity to undertake work experience, which often leads to gaining a permanent position within that company.

We hold an annual careers day where local, national and international employers will come and give seminars. This will give you valuable information and advice about progression opportunities and setting up your own businesses.

We also hold training days, trips to trade shows and have guest speakers to keep all of your training and knowledge current and up to date.

What's next?

Upon successful completion of this level 1 course you can progress to one of Northbrook College Level 2 courses in hairdressing or barbering, either full time or as an apprentice.

Future careers can include:

  • Salon stylist
  • Colourist
  • Hotel/cruise hairdresser
  • Department store hairdresser
  • Senior stylist
  • Freelance hairdresser
  • Salon owner

Course fees

Course is free if you meet the following criteria

This course is free (you do not have to pay fees) if:

  • You are a UK citizen, hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify you for home status.
  • AND you are under 19 on 31 August in the year you are studying. 

This course is also free if you meet the following criteria

  • You may not have to pay any fees if you will be aged 19 or over when you begin this course and:
  • You are a UK citizen, hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify you for home status. 

 AND

  • You are in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • OR you are receiving a means tested benefit, earning less than £345 per month (take home) if you are a sole claimant or £552 a month if you have a joint claim with your partner, and are completing the course to improve your employability
  • OR if you are working and earn less than £18,525 per year (gross pay)
  • You will need to provide evidence and sign a declaration when you enrol.

Additional costs:

  • Kit and uniform: approx. £350 (TBC) 
  • Online resource: £25  
  • External trip to trade show: £25 
  • Portfolio/stationery: £5

Please speak to our Admissions team if you have any further queries: admissions@gbmc.ac.uk | 01273 667704

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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to UK citizens, those who hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify them for home status, AND are under 19 years old on the 31 August of the year of entry. If you are 19+ and interested in studying this course, you can find out more about costs and financial support in the link below.

19+ fees

How to apply

We accept applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply up until the course starts.

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