Course: Introduction to the Hair Level 1

Study Level

Level 1

Course Code



Great Yarmouth Campus

Lowestoft Campus


1 Year



Do you want to develop your hairdressing skills and work with different clients to create that perfect hair style? From our superb campus salons – Images and Visions – you will learn all the techniques you will need to start a career in the industry. You will receive practical lessons to develop your hands-on skills and theory sessions to provide you with the underpinning knowledge needed to quickly gain confidence and become a great hairdresser or barber.

You will learn about presenting a professional image in a salon as well as learning basic treatments for hairdressing. You will have classroom sessions to build your general knowledge and English and maths.

We have:

  • Highly qualified professional staff
  • Opportunity to experience a realistic working environment with professional supervision
  • Opportunity for work experience with local salons and possibly gain an apprenticeship from it
  • Opportunity to enter competitions
  • Gain high quality customer service skills


You will need to have achieved at least four GCSEs at grade 3.


Assessed both practically and by means of GOLA online tests which are taken at the end of each unit. Practical assessments are performed on paying clients and must be completed in a commercially acceptable timescale. Evidence from these will go towards building a portfolio of evidence. Some other written work will be required for projects and assignments.


You can progress on to Hairdressing Level 2.

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