Level 1 Certificate in Hair and Beauty Skills

Key Facts
  • Starts September
  • Course Type Full Time
  • Duration One Year
  • You Need 1 Requirements needed View


Do you like to look good? Or more importantly, do you enjoy helping make other people look good? Well a career in the hair and beauty industry could be for you. From working in your local high street salon to travelling the world on board a cruise ship, running your own business to working with A list celebrities, there are loads of opportunities available in the trade. With the right skills and creative flair, your services are sure to be in hot demand. So if working in the beauty industry is your dream, the Beauty courses at Redcar & Cleveland College can give you the foundations to perfect your art. Training in our industry standard salons will give you a taste of life in a real working environment ensuring that you progress from College salon-ready.

What will I learn

Our level 1 course will provide you with introductory skills in hair and beauty and covers topics such as shampooing and conditioning hair, blow drying and plaiting hair along with basic makeup application, hand and nail care and nail art.

How will I learn

This course offers a wide range of practical and theory sessions which are delivered in our specialist salons and classrooms. In addition to this you will also take part in theoretical sessions, work placement, enrichment and tutorials.

What's next

You could progress on to one our level 2 courses in hairdressing, hair and media makeup or beauty therapy or look to secure an apprenticeship.

Additional Information

Full-time 16-18 year olds who do not have a grade 4/C or above in maths and/or English, will attend weekly sessions with specialist tutors to work towards the relevant qualification(s). This is really useful to support you on your main course and is really valued by employers.

You will learn your skillset in our specialist hair and beauty salons in the College.
You will have the opportunity to gain experience working in our on-site salon, Mosaic.
We have strong links with local employers who provide guest talks, work placements and apprenticeships.
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