Level 1 Diploma in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Trafford College


Altrincham Campus

Further Details


College 16-18,Adult


Beauty Therapies

Course Start Date

Monday 2nd September 2024

Course Duration

Full-time, 1 Year

Course Time

Course Fee

£ 993.46
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Course Code


Course Overview

The global hair and beauty industry could be seen to cater for only the glamourous, the vain or those in the spotlight, however global trends show an increase in the consumer market putting hair, beauty and wellness high on most people’s agenda.

The course provides an introduction into the sector with a balance between developing practical skills and theoretical knowledge. Our Level 1 Professional programme has two pathways, Hair and Make-up or Beauty and Nails.

With expert guidance you will develop your basic practical hair and beauty skills to a professional standard.
During practical lessons you will take part in a range of demonstrations, workshops, discussion and research activities to communicate your ideas through practical work and a portfolio of evidence. Theory classes will involve developing your knowledge through discussion and answering questions in preparation for written examinations.

Course Requirements

4 GCSE’s at Grade 2 or above (including maths and English Language).

What you will Learn

Learn from our industry focused hair and beauty team, our excellent industry connections mean that you will have a range of opportunities for work experience and visits. Practical and creative skills will be developed alongside an introduction to the sector; this course will immerse you into the exciting world of customer service and hair, make-up, beauty and nail treatments.


You will be assessed continually throughout the course by practical assessments, research assignments, service treatment portfolio and final written end exams.

A minimum of 36 hours work experience which is integral to the course and is assessed as part of the practical element.


Progression to Level 2 Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy, Media Make-up or Nail Technology on successful completion of the course.

Our students have an excellent record of success with career prospects that include:

Commercial hair and beauty salons (minimum L2 qualification)
Destination day spa (L3 qualification)
Self- employed mobile therapist Cruise liners (L3 qualification)

Career Options

Salon Assistant, Nail Technician, Hair Stylist, Freelance

Mandatory Units

Mandatory units for this course are:

Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector
Presenting a professional image in the salon
Follow health and safety in the salon
Working with others

Optinal units could include:

Hairdressing and Make-up:
Shampoo and Conditioning
Styling Women’s Hair
Styling Men’s hair
Plaiting and twisting hair
Basic Make-up
Themed Face Paint
Colouring hair using temporary colours
The Art of Dressing Hair
The Art of Photographic Make-up

Beauty and Nails:
Create an image using colour
Skin Care
Basic Make-up
Themed Face Paint
Nail Art Application
Provide Basic Manicure
Provide basic pedicure
Create a hair and beauty image
Salon Reception duties
The Art of Photographic Make-up

Contact Details

For further information please contact T: 0161 886 7070 or E: info@trafford.ac.uk

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Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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