Hairdressing (Skills Academy)

Level 1 Certificate in Hairdressing (NVQ)

This course is a Level 1 programme that prepares you for a career in the Hairdressing industry. It can lead to jobs as a junior in the salon assisting the hair stylist/colour technician and is a great start into a career in Hairdressing.

The content includes:

  • Health & Safety in the salon
  • Consultation/ communication and customer service
  • Shampooing and Conditioning the hair
  • Finishing the hair including setting
  • Plaiting the hair
  • Theory including science to give knowledge and understanding to support practical application

Following the Level 1 Certificate in Hairdressing  the natural progression would be Level 2 Hairdressing. By achieving Level 1 it allows students leaving school to progress to Level 2 full-time or a professional standard apprenticeship in Hairdressing.

What careers can this lead to?

Future Careers

  • Hairdresser employed or self employed
  • Hair colour technician
  • Working on a Cruise ship ( See the world)
  • Salon manager ( After level 3 & 4)
  • Salon Owner
  • Sales Rep ( Wella, L’Oreal)
  • Professional Trainer/teacher

Please note this is not a Progress 8 qualification but achievement of this qualification can lead to progression on Level 2

Last updated: 8th June 2020