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Hair and Beauty Level 1 - September 2024

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Full Time
36 weeks
Hairdressing and Barbering
Suitable for
East Ham Campus
Hair and Beauty Level 1 – September 2024
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Course content

You'll be taught by our highly skilled team of professional Hairdressing staff in specialist studios at East Ham campus. Practical assessments take place throughout the year on paying clients. During the course, you will produce a portfolio of evidence containing both practical and theory work.

If you wish to gain valuable insight into the Hair and Beauty industry, then this is the course for you. You will develop basic skills and relevant industry knowledge, through experiential learning of selected techniques and products.

This course is designed for individuals who wish to achieve the basic skills required for progression in the hairdressing or beauty industry from junior level. It will ensure you are on the right path in developing sufficient communication and occupational skills for progression onto a Level 2 hairdressing or beauty related programme.

At the next level you will develop skills such as blow-drying, styling, dressing long hair, doing hair treatments, facials, make-up, manicure, pedicure, waxing and teamwork. Students who wish to develop their literacy skills will also benefit, as this subject will be embedded within the vocational course.

You will be retaking your Maths and English as part of your course to enable you to progress onto Level 2 qualifications.

Work experience

As part of the programme, you will conduct a two-week work placement in a Business and Enterprise organisation/field of your choice. This will allow you to apply your theoretical knowledge into a practical work setting.

Enrichment Activities

A range of enrichment activities are incorporated within the programme. Examples of enrichment activities included lectures by guest speakers, sharing their knowledge and experience with you and visits to various industry leaders.

You will have an opportunity to participate in internal and external events where you will be able to showcase your skills.

I-Learning sessions

This is additional time embedded in your programme for your study to promote independent learning. This time is used to work through assignments, complete homework activities and conduct wider reading and research.

Support tutorials

Group and one to one tutorials are set up on the programme to further assist you with successfully completing the course and provide you with professional guidance and support throughout the course.

Personal Learning Plan sessions

A course tutor will be allocated to you on the programme. Your course tutor will be working with you to set realistic targets that will enable you to achieve your goals. Your targets will be monitored weekly by your tutor and yourself and actions plans and support put in place to assist you in achieving your targets.


  • Blow-drying
  • Styling
  • Colour hair using temporary colour
  • Shampooing and conditioning
  • Basic make-up
  • Basic Manicure and Pedicure
  • Basic Skincare

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Entry requirements

You need to enjoy working with people, have good communication skills, along with a good level of written and spoken English.

East Ham Campus

The Eastham Campus at Newham College is a dynamic educational hub known for its diverse and inclusive learning environment. Situated in the heart of East London, the campus offers a wide range of courses and programs that cater to the needs and aspirations of students from various backgrounds. With state-of-the-art facilities and a dedicated faculty, the Eastham Campus provides students with the tools and support they need to excel academically and personally, fostering a vibrant community of learners and thinkers.

How much will this course cost?

This course is free for students aged 16-18. The course fee for adults is TBC.


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