Introduction to Hair and Beauty Therapy

Introduction to Hair and Beauty Therapy

Course Code: HBL1 Duration: 1 Year Attendance: Full Time Location: Farnborough Campus Start Date: 09/09/2024    
Hair & Beauty Academy


About the course

Are you thinking about joining the hair and beauty industry? Kick-start your career with our Introduction to Hair and Beauty. Completion of this course will allow you to progress onto a relevant Level 2 qualification in your hair or beauty specialism.

  • You will learn in a fully-equipped salon with professional equipment, which is open to members of the public  
  • Lecturers bring classes to life with their own experience of work
  • You can get involved in college events and photo shoots
  • Working with the public in our salon will boost your communication skills
  • You will have the opportunity to compete in local and national competitions

The hair and beauty industry is on the rise and popular in our region. According to the EMSI there are 15,000 beauticians employed in the south east, which is more than any other region in the country. This makes the hair and beauty sector a great industry to join. This programme will introduce you to Hairdressing and beauty therapy techniques, reception skills, health and safety, and client care. As well as focusing on your maths and English skills.

What will I study?

  • Health and Safety
  • Client Care
  • Reception Skills
  • Hairdressing - Styling, Shampooing, Setting, Hair Up, Men’s Styling
  • Beauty – Hand Care, Basic Facials, Nail Art and Make-up
  • Maths and English

Other information

All young people will continue to improve their skills in English and Mathematics while studying at the college. If you have lower than a 4 grade GCSE in Mathematics or English Language, you will be supported to work towards this level.

Work experience is a compulsory part of this course for 2 weeks during the summer term.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

Your course

How will I be taught?

  • Theory sessions to support underpinning knowledge
  • Practical classes in the hair and beauty salon

What modules are covered?

  • Basic make-up
  • Hand care
  • Basic facials
  • Styling men and women's hair
  • Nail art
  • Shampooing and conditioning
  • Health and safety
  • Salon reception duties

How will I be assessed?

  • Practical services will be observed and assessed by staff
  • Questions and assignments for other modules
  • Maths and English functional skills or GCSE depending on grades achieved

What training will be provided?

  • Theory classes
  • Practical classes
  • Maths and English classes

Your future

What Next?

Successful completion of the course can lead to the Level 2 in Beauty Therapy or level 2 Hairdressing or an apprenticeship in hairdressing at level 2.

Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

GCSEs at grade 9-2 including English and maths or equivalent qualifications.

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Course Enquiry

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