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Hair and Beauty

Hairdressing Level 1 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course starts in September and will be completed in one year.

Entry requirements

  • Entry requirements:Three GCSEs at grade 2 or above including English and a positive school report.

If you don’t currently meet these entry requirements, you maybe able to study a Level 1 Foundation Learning course.

You will achieve

You will achieve Level 1 Hairdressing.

Course overview

This course is an introduction to hairdressing. You will learn the skills required to assist stylists in their role and carry out treatments within a commercial salon environment. 

Alongside this course you will also gain additional qualifications and personal and social development skills.



Course content

The course is an assisting role covering the following themes:

  • Salon reception duties
  • Shampoo and conditioning hair
  • Blow drying
  • Styling hair
  • Health and safety
  • Plaiting hair

You will be assessed by online and practical assessments.

Full hairdressing kits and uniform. You will be given further information at your interview.

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

Progression is onto Level 2 Hairdressing

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Having good English and Maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and Maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and Maths we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level Maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme.

If you need any further information, please contact our friendly Information Team.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Hairdressing Level 1 Full-time

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