An Introduction to the Hair & Beauty Sector
Age

16+

Start Date

September 2024

Entry Requirements

Proficient in English reading, writing, listening and speaking

Duration

10 weeks

Fees & Funding

Fully funded for 16-18

Level 1 Certificate

An Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector

This course is designed to give those who have no prior experience in the hair and beauty sector a full overview of the industry, the different roles available within it and an introduction to some basic skills and techniques before progressing to a Level 2 programme.

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Course Overview

An Introduction to the Hair & Beauty Sector

If you’re keen to work in the beauty industry but undecided about which area you want to specialise in, or if you haven’t studied for a while, LCBT’s An Introduction to the Hair & Beauty Sector Level 1 Certificate is a great way to get a taster of different skills, gain a qualification and decide the route you would like to progress onto for further study.

This course covers some of the basic essential skills and knowledge you need to pursue a career in beauty therapy, make-up, hair styling or nails. It’s a great first step and helps to build confidence before progressing onto a Level 2 Certificate or Diploma.

Units

  • An Introduction to the Hair & Beauty Sector
  • Basic Make-up Skills
  • Basic Manicure Skills
  • Styling Women’s Hair
  • Presenting a Professional Image in the Salon Environment

Enrichment

You will have the opportunity to take part in enrichment activities to support your progression onto a Level 2 course.

Assessment

Practical assessment and task assignments.

Awarding Body & Qualification

City & Guilds of London Institute

Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector

Aged 16+

Proficient in English reading, writing, listening and speaking

Overseas Applicants

Evidence of your legal right to study in the UK will be required. LCBT is unable to provide any assistance with visa applications.

Important Information

We are a diverse college and you may be in a group with students of all genders. You will be required to perform and receive all treatments with students on your course.  If you cannot have certain treatments performed for medical reasons please ensure you let us know when you apply.

Start Dates

September 2024

Duration & Timetable

10 weeks, two days per week.

Course fees

Fully funded for students aged 16-18

19+ and overseas applicants: £1,127 (includes materials, uniform and exam fees)

 

Materials fees

16-18: £36

19+ and overseas applicants: included in course fees

Uniform fees

16-18: fully funded

19+ and overseas applicants: included in course fees

Exam fees

16-18: fully funded

19+ and overseas applicants: included in course fees

The Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to the Hair & Beauty Sector gives you an overview of the skills and roles in a salon, spa or beauty retail setting, and on successful completion of the course you’ll be ready to progress to a Level 2 course and begin your journey towards becoming a fully qualified beauty therapist, make-up artist or hair professional.

Our careers advisors can help you decide on the route that is right for you and offer coaching and guidance to support you in securing a job in the beauty industry. You’ll also have access to our online Job Shop with current vacancies across the UK.

Progression options include: