C&G Level 1 Diploma in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector (Hair)
After successful completion of the course you will have an awareness of the skills and requirements needed to progress onto the Level 2 Hairdressing qualification.
This qualification is intended to provide an understanding of the basic hairdressing vocational skills and knowledge required to work in the hairdressing industry. Hairdressing skills will be developed through working on mannequin heads and clients throughout the styling, colouring, cutting and perming skills schemes. It will also provide an awareness of the range of jobs and work settings and enable candidates to make informed decisions about careers in the sector.
All applicants will be interviewed and cover an initial assessment in a hairdressing related task. The required literacy and numeracy skills are Entry level 3 or working towards a level 1 qualification. Learners under 19 years of age will need to complete functional skills or GCSE depending on qualifications already achieved.
Thirteen units must be completed to pass the course. Shampoo and conditioning. Create an image using colour for the hair & beauty sector. Introduction to the hair & beauty sector. Presenting a professional image in a salon. Styling women's hair. Styling men's hair. Plaiting and twisting hair. Create a hair & beauty image. Follow health and safety in the salon. Salon reception duties. Working with others in the hair & beauty sector. The art of dressing hair. The art of colouring hair.
There will be a combination of theory, covering the underpinning knowledge required, and training in the required skills to underpin practical competence. Candidates are required to complete practical assessments which are graded at pass, credit or distinction. Functional skills are required and are an essential part of this qualification.
Candidates will work in salon sessions on mannequin head and on clients, etc. to practice competency regarding assessment criteria.
A one year programme in which knowledge is assessed via practical and written assignments. Evidence is generated and presented in a portfolio.
More important information about this course:
If you have been a UK resident for the past 3 years and are under the age of 19 on the 31st August, you will not usually need to pay any course fees.
If you are aged 19+ years old you may be required to pay fees for your course, however if you are in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance or Employment Support Allowance in the Work Related Activity Group or other work related benefit and you are undertaking this qualification to find work, your fees may be paid by the Government.
Learners under 25 years old with a statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan will not pay fees.
If you do need to pay fees they are:
Flexible payment options are available, please speak to Student Services.
City & Guilds Group Bursaries
City & Guilds Group Bursaries are available to learners starting or completing a City & Guilds or ILM qualification, starting courses on or after 1st September 2017.
To qualify learners need to be able to
- Demonstrate genuine financial need that would otherwise prevent them from completing their chosen qualification
- Be over 19 years old
- Be a UK resident.
Bursaries range from £200 to £10,000 and can cover any costs that arise as a result of the learner undertaking a City & Guilds or ILM qualification.
This can include
- Course fees
- Travel Expenses
- Materials/ Tools/ Books
- *Living Costs
To apply, visit https://www.cityandguildsgroup.com/bursaries
Learners need to initially register online (this takes around 30 seconds). Once they have registered, they then get access to the full online application.
*Please note Living Costs are rarely supported and only considered in extreme circumstances.
Closing date - Monday, 12 June 2017, 10am
*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (21 Feb 2018 21:09) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually
We regularly work with QDP, the UK’s largest independent provider of questionnaire based feedback services to the education sector, so that any results can be benchmarked against other colleges and the voices of over 600,000 learners QDP gathers feedback from over the course of an academic year.
Our feedback scores consistently place us in the top quartile of colleges in the country, indicating that we not only meet but often exceed student expectations. Some results from the 2015/2016 on programme and exit surveys and the 2016/17 induction survey can be seen below.
98% stated it was easy to apply for the course
96% said the teaching on my course is good
99% felt that their teacher knows their subject well
97% told us they felt safe at college
98% said expected standards of behaviour were made clear
95% told us they felt they had developed the skills they needed to get a job/take their next step
95% agreed the teachers consistently challenge them to do their best
97% said teacher feedback told them what was going well and where to improve
'I have loved every minute of this course from start to finish' - Naomi Walker Level 1 Hairdresser
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