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    Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy (Combined)

    Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy (Combined) | Level 1 | P12530

    Study options

    How to study

    Full Time

    Start Dates

    Start Date

    September 2024



    1 Year



    Burton Town Centre Campus

    • Course overview

      This course is designed to grow your interest and passion for the hair and beauty industry by introducing you to a wide range of skills, including blow drying, plaiting, hair-ups, nail art and facials.  

      In addition to undertaking practical skills, you will study areas of hairdressing and beauty while working with others to enhance your industry knowledge and employability skills. You will also have the opportunity to develop your customer service and retail skills by working in our Innovations Salon and taking part in realistic working sessions, whilst also completing 37 hours of relevant industry work experience. There will also be enrichment activities to take part in, such as attending the hair and beauty show at the NEC.

      As part of the course, you will also have the opportunity to develop your maths and English skills.

    • Fees and Costs

      Educational entitlements or fee concessions are solely based on the individual programme and nationally set eligibility criteria. To see if you qualify for fee concessions then please visit the 'what will I pay' section of our website. You may be surprised what you are entitled to!

      • Course Fees Examination & Registrations
      • 16-18 School Leaver info FREE Course fee IncludedExam & Registration fee
      • 19-23 Educational Entitlement info FREECourse fee n/aExam & Registration fee
      • 19+ Part Funded info £1065.00 Course fee n/aExam & Registration fee
      • 19+ Fully Funded info FREECourse fee Included Exam & Registration fee
      • 24+ Fully Funded info FREECourse fee n/a Exam & Registration fee
      • Full Cost info £2130.00Course fee n/aExam & Registration fee

      Payment methods

      • Payment in Full (Credit Card / Debit Cards / Cash) accepted
      • Employer Sponsored accepted
      • Direct Debit Instalments accepted
      • Advanced Learning Loan accepted
      • Student Finance English Loan (HE) not accepted

      For International Learners

      Email us:

      Call us: 01283 494757 or 01283 494472

      Visit us: Chat to the Financial Support Team in the Learner Hub
      Just drop-in, Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm and Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


      Further Education Programme Only: The College reserves the right to change or amend, at any time, any of the course details including but not limited to; content, dates, times, venues, tutor, fees payable, concessions available, terms or conditions.

    • Entry requirements

      Applicants will be expected to have a minimum of 2 GCSEs at grade 1 or an equivalent qualification

    • How will I be assessed?

      You will be assessed practically within a realistic working environment and complete either assignments or online tests to assess knowledge and understanding.  

    • What can I do next?

      You can progress to Level 2 Hairdressing, Level 2 Beauty or an apprenticeship. 

    • English & Maths

      Being confident with maths and English is not only important for everyday life but it’s expected as standard in the world of work. We’re committed to ensuring our learners have the full range of skills that universities and employers are looking for. If you haven’t yet achieved grade 4 (grade C) in English and maths and are aged between 16-18 years, you will continue to study these by undertaking a GCSE re-sit programme or appropriate stepping stone qualifications in addition to your vocational learning programme.

    • Uniform

      As part of your course, you will be required to purchase an industry related uniform and/or kit. Please find details of industry related uniforms in the Student Life section of the website.

      If you live independently and are in receipt of certain means tested benefits in your own right or live in a low-income household, you may be eligible for one of our grants. To see a full detail of financial support and eligibility criteria, including financial support application forms please visit the financial support section of our website. Alternatively, please drop in to the Learner Services Hub to see the Financial Co-ordinator, who will be able to talk you through what financial support is available to help with purchasing the kit or uniform for your course. For more information on Financial Support, please contact our Financial Support Team on 01283 494757 or email

    • Work Experience

      We believe that the best way to get a real sense of your chosen industry is to try it out for yourself! That’s why all of our full time study programme courses include relevant industry work experience. It shows future employers you’ve got what it takes and are motivated to succeed. Not only does it look good on your CV, but it’s an opportunity to build up your confidence and industry contacts. Our Employment Hub works with over 500 local employers to ensure all students on full time study programmes have a high quality and meaningful work placement. So not only do you gain valuable work experience, it helps you decide on your future options, from choosing the right university course to finding the right employer. Work experience is a chance to you to spend time on an employer’s premises, observing the workplace, undertaking tasks (under supervision) alongside team members and learning the skills and behaviours needed at work. It’s designed to bridge the gap between your education and the world of work. It can help you to become aware of jobs you have not previously thought of, inform your career choices, develop your skills and help you gain the attitudes and behaviours expected at work. For more information on Work Experience, please contact our Employment Hub on 01283 494599 or email

    • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Disclaimer

      Our programmes are designed to provide a comprehensive learning experience which follow industry standard qualifications. As a result, the curriculum reflects the treatments and services learners are expected to be competent in and to be successful in a global economy. Therefore, participation in all elements of the curriculum is mandated by our awarding organisation and could include the following:

      • Learners are expected to undertake and personally experience client-based services including manicures and pedicures.
      • Learners are expected to undertake and personally experience client-based services including shampooing, blow-drying and styling.
      • Learners are expected to undertake and personally experience client-based services including waxing (underarm, bikini and legs).
      • Learners are expected to undertake client-based services including cutting, colouring and perming.

      Should any of the above mandatory expectations conflict with any cultural and/or personal beliefs, we encourage you to discuss these in confidence with us prior to making a formal application so where possible, reasonable adjustments to your learning programme can be considered.

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