Course: Introduction to Hairdressing Level 1

Study Level

Level 1


Great Yarmouth Campus

Lowestoft Campus


1 Year



This qualification will provide you with an introduction to Hairdressing, allowing you to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to progress onto further studies and a career in the industry. At the end of the course, you will achieve a Level 1 College Certificate.

You will work with different clients to create that perfect hair style and learn in our superb campus salons – Visions and Images – where you will develop the techniques you will need in the industry.

We have great relationships with many salon owners and other related businesses in the industry and can help you find work experience opportunities locally. This could be in a small salon or a larger business to gain real life experience and prepare you for the world of work after college.

Why study with us:

  • You will train and gain experience in our large on-site salons – Visions and Images
  • You will interact with real clients and learn customer service skills
  • You will get the chance to show off your creative cuts and colours in national and in-house competitions


This course is suitable for students have achieved at least three GCSEs at grade 1 or 2.



Theory is assessed through a combination of written on-line assignments and oral questioning. Practical sessions are assessed using observation, oral questioning and examining products of work.


Upon completion of this course, you can progress to study Level 2 and Level 3 Hairdressing courses, or undertake an apprenticeship where you will be able to demonstrate the skills you have learnt and gain invaluable experience working in the industry.

We have former students who are assessors, senior stylists, salon managers, salon owners, working on cruise ships or continuing at college with a teaching qualification.

"We love our partnership with East Coast College. Giving the opportunity to youth to come into the industry in a professional manner. We value this method of training, and at a high quality standard, all thanks to the college."

Noir Hairdressing

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