NVQ Level 1 Hair and Beauty


Our well-equipped commercially run hair salon provides opportunities to develop skills within a commercial setting. You will be expected to build up a client base of paying customers in order in order to complete the practical assessments. This is a key feature of the course.

The NVQ Level 1 Diploma in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy is based on the National Occupational Standards for Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy. It is a job ready qualification which requires learners to demonstrate in the workplace the skills and knowledge required in the hairdressing and beauty therapy industry. This qualification confirms to occupational competence and the job readiness of the learner.

What does this subject include?

This course consists of a selection of the following units:

  • Shampoo and condition hair
  • Colour removal
  • Blow drying hair using different equipment
  • Prepare for hair services and maintain work areas
  • Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety
  • Prepare and maintain salon treatment work areas
  • Contribute to the development of effective working
  • Manicure
  • Facials
  • Basic Make up
  • Reception duties

What is the structure of the course?

Emphasis is placed on practical skills.  Work will be continually assessed throughout the course.  The course consists of both theory and practical elements which all have to be passed in order for you to be successful.

Assessment is via:-

  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • Practical Demonstration
  • Gola online tests

This NVQ Level 1 Diploma in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy is made up of 41 credits, 5 mandatory units and a minimum of 24 credits from the optional units.

All courses and treatments take place in our state of the art Visage Hair and Beauty Salon. The department now has sauna and steam facilities. New modern nail bars allow for a range of nail treatments. The hairdressing salon is equipped with 17 individual bays with adjustable chairs, overhead driers and storage cupboards

What are the entry requirements?

  • No formal requirements for Level 1 are set but a good standard of education including communication.
  • A high level of professionalism is required at all times in addition to an interest in being creative.

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