Hair and Beauty - Level 1

This course will give you a broad understanding of the hair and beauty industry and the practical skills and knowledge required to follow a career in this sector.

The programme also includes studying maths and English towards GCSE grade A*-C (new grading system: 9-4) if you do not already have these grades.

What topics/modules are covered?

  • An introduction to the hair and beauty sector
  • Presenting a professional image
  • Follow health and safety in the salon
  • Working with others
  • Shampoo and condition hair
  • Create an image using colour
  • Skin care
  • Styling women’s hair
  • Hand care
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Salon reception
  • Make up
  • Themed face painting

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal qualifications for our Level 1 courses.

The College will always treat each applicant as an individual. Should you not have or not expect to obtain the grades stated above, or not have relevant industry related experience, the College would still welcome your application for this course as this will enable us to identify whether this course is, in fact, the right course for you or whether another course may be more appropriate.

All course offers will be subject to satisfactory interview and reference.

What can I do if I complete this course?

  • Creative Hair and Media Make Up Artistry - Level 2
  • Beauty/Spa Therapy - Level 2
  • Complementary Therapies - Level 2
  • Hairdressing - Level 2
  • Barbering - Level 2

Career Path

  • Hairdresser
  • Make Up Artist
  • Beauty Therapist
  • Holistic Therapist
  • Stylist
  • Salon or Spa Manager
  • Beauty/Make Up Consultant
  • Beauty Magazine Editor
  • Nail Technician
  • Physiotherapist

What qualification will I gain?

Hair and Beauty - Level 1

Start date



1 year.

Where will I be based?

The Balliol Building, Hugh Baird College.

Additional Information

You will need to provide your own work wear. All students will be expected to wear a tunic top and smart black trousers and a full shoe. All students will be expected to have a smart, professional appearance to meet the needs of the industry.

We may be able to help you with the cost of kit and tunic depending on individual circumstances. Please speak to The POD Student Services for more information.



Terms, Conditions and Disclaimer

We reserve the right to make changes and improvements to the provision of courses and other details. There are minimum numbers of students required for each course to run. Should there be insufficient numbers to run a particular course, then every effort will be made to enrol you on a similar, appropriate course.

Last modified on Wednesday, 20 December 2017 09:21

Study Programme

If you are aged 16-19, this qualification will form a substantial part of your study programme. The study programme has been designed to ensure that young people are fully equipped and ready to move on to the world of work or higher level courses. In addition to your main qualification, will you also get the opportunity to undertake relevant and CV bolstering work experience out in your chosen industry. You will also be supported through maths and English qualifications.