About the course:
Prepare yourself for an apprenticeship with our Level 1 study programme. This qualification will introduce you to the practical skills needed across the beauty industry, and will provide a foundation for future learning. You will be performing beauty services as well as assisting others in the salon.
What the qualification covers:
This is a part-time course that will be taught using a mix of academy and home learning. It will include practical hairdressing units, employability skills, a short work placement, industry enrichment and Level 1 maths and English.
This course is designed to provide a foundation for future beauty courses. Once you have completed the programme you will be able to progress onto our beauty, hair or barbering apprenticeship programme, where you will be working full time in a salon or spa, and attending our academy one day a week – earning as you learn.
This course takes 7 months to complete on a part time basis.
We will have start dates in September in both of our beauty academies.
This course is open to anyone aged 16-19 who is interested in the hair and beauty industry. There are no minimum grades or previous experience required.
You can study the course in our Chiswick (West London) or Borehamwood (Hertfordshire) academies.
- Introduction to the hair and beauty sector
- Providing basic manicure treatment
- Providing basic pedicure treatment
- Nail art application
- Follow health and safety in the salon
- Basic make-up application
- Themed face painting
- Employment rights and responsibilities in the hair and beauty sector
- Developing self
- Preparation for work
- Managing your own money
- Working as a group
- Working towards goals
- Dealing with problems in daily life
- Healthy living
You will also complete work experience in a salon or spa, as well as working on industry enrichment activities, employability skills and your Level 1 Maths and English qualification.
Once you have completed the programme you will be able to progress onto our beauty, hair or barbering apprenticeship programme, where you will be working full time in a salon or spa, and attending our academy one day a week – earning as you learn.
Career opportunities exist in a variety of contexts as a beauty therapist, including:
- Working in commercial beauty salons
- Working in a retail concession in a department store
- Working independently/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
This course is fully funded for all 16-19 year olds.