Level 1 Certificate in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector

Level 1 is ideal if you're just starting out in hair and beauty and want an understanding of the industry - enough to succeed in a job in the area or to move on to further study.

Entry Requirements

Minimum three GCSEs at grade A - E/9-2 to include English (essential), or you will have successfully completed an Entry Level 3 programme including Functional Skills in English.

A positive reference is also required from school, employer or a tutor - this must include attendance and punctuality.

You may also be asked to demonstrate your commitment and skills in an interview.


 Course Content:

  • Introduction to the hair and beauty sector
  • Presenting a professional image in a salon
  • Skin Care
  • Hand Care
  • Create a hair and beauty image

For these qualifications you will complete practical demonstrations and assignments.


You will be assessed throughout the course in a variety of ways - some of these include:

  • Written assignments
  • Practical assessments in the workplace
  • Customer care


1 year


This qualification allows progression on to the Level 2 Beauty therapy course.

Additional Information

Start date: September

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