Level 1

Introduction to Hair & Beauty


1 year


Rush Green Campus


Jan 2023


Adult 19+



This course provides an introduction to the hair, beauty and media make-up industry.

This is an ideal starter course if you're unsure which pathway in the industry you prefer.

You'll learn basic beauty therapy treatments and the skills to assist Beauty Therapists, Hair Stylists or Media Make-up Artists in the industry.

You'll need to do both written assignments and practical observations, as well as online exams.

Students will also build a portfolio of evidence throughout the course.

You'll need GCSE grades 3 (D) or above for Maths & English. Or you'll need to have successfully completed the Introductory (Entry 3) course.

There's an interview to speak to you about your qualifications and your passion for beauty therapy.

The tutors on this course have outstanding knowledge and experience from working in the hair & beauty industry, as well as valuable industry links to help you gain an insight into the industry.

There are many opportunities for you to work in realistic industry environments, thanks to our commercial salons.

Complete this course and move on to further study on one of our Level 2 hair & beauty programmes.

Where it can lead to
You could progress to the following courses
Career progression

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.