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NVQ Diploma, Level 1

Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy

This course offers a basic introduction to Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy. The course is ideal if you have not achieved the required GCSE passes for the Level 2 VRQ Diploma in Hairdressing or Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy.

  • Prepare and maintain salon treatment work areas
  • Contribute to the development of effective working
  • Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety
  • Shampoo and condition hair
  • Prepare for hair services and maintain work areas
  • Assist with facial skin care treatments
  • Assist with day make-up
  • Assist with nail services
  • Blow dry hair
  • Plait and twist hair using basic techniques

Further study:

Progression on to the Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy from this programme is subject to successful completion of the Level 1 Diploma, evidence of progression in English and Maths, with a successful interview and reference.

Career Opportunities:

There are many local, national and international career opportunities open to a qualified hairdresser or beauty therapist including working in salons, hotels, health farms and cruise liners.

With additional qualifications, opportunities exist to work as a manufacturer technician, trainer or assessor.

No formal entry requirements.