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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

  • Three GCSEs at grade 2 or above including English
  • 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

We’re pretty sure that you know exactly what a hairdresser is. Also known as hairstylists, they specialise in cutting, colouring and styling people’s hair in a way that complements their features such as skin complexion and face shape in order to enhance their overall appearance.

There is so much more to being a hairdresser than just cutting or styling hair. The basic hairdresser job description includes responsibilities beyond hair treatments such as maintaining the cleanliness of the salon and equipment, looking after the inventory of hair products, collecting payments and ensuring that the clients receive exemplary customer service in an orderly and timely manner.

Most hairdressers possess a vast range of skills, but some might choose to specialise in particular treatments and styling techniques. Choosing a specific area of expertise could help you stand out from other hairstylists and put you in higher demand as a consequence. Some of the treatments that aren’t usually considered to be standard include the following:

Specific colouring techniques e.g. balayage
Artificial hair extensions and weaves
Chemical relaxing / keratin straightening
Traditional or modern perms
hair extension styling
Occasion styling e.g. weddings
Scalp treatment
Hot oil treatment
Detox treatment
Hair glossing

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

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

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

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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