What is the course about?
This Level 1 Diploma designed to prepare the learner for the Hair and Beauty Industry. You will gain insight to the industry and working in the beauty sector. You will develop hair styling and makeup techniques using a variety of products, tools and techniques.You will study the basics of Health and Safety and how they apply to the the industry along with the importance of client care.
Is a pre-enrolment interview or assessment required for this course?
Yes, please contact our customer services before enrolling.
What level is the course and do I require particular skills, experience or prior qualifications?
You do not need to have any experience in Hair or Make-up but you do need to be at a minimum Level of E3 Functional Skills. You will also need to have basic IT skills as there are written assignments each week that are carried out directly onto the computer.You must also be able to attend 100% to each class and from 9.30 – 3.30There may also be an interview with a member of the Make-up department to make sure you are on the right level courseIf you wish to move onto Level 2 courses, you will be advised to study English Functional Skills alongside the L1 Make-up course. This will help you to then qualify for L2 Make-up or Hairdressing after L1.
What topics does the course cover?
You will gain knowledge of the industry and its service including Health and Safety and how to prepare for the job market through research, interview techniques and teamwork.You will cover the following topics: Skin care and products, Day and Evening Make-up, Plaiting and Twisting and styling using temporary colours to colour hair.You will also study and Face Painting.
How will I be taught and assessed?
The course will be taught through a blend of practical work, demonstrations and theory classes delivered on site in class and on line. You will build a portfolio of evidence which will be assessed in order to demonstrate your competence and gain your qualification. You will need access to reliable internet and the use of a PC or laptop in order to attend the online sessions. The course includes weekly sessions on computers to complete written assignments, so you must have some basic IT skills to join this class
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
You will be expected to provide your own make-up brushes and combs. Make up products and Hair products and electrical equipment are provided.Your teacher will advise you on where to buy your kit, in the first session. There are bursaries available for learners on concessions. Advice on this can be accessed through the Learning Experience Team.
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
You will have learnt and practiced some of the fundamental skills and knowledge of the industry.You will be able to , dry set, blow dry and wet set hair, apply makeup for day, evening and special events.You will study skin care and be able to carry out skin analysis prior to make-up applicationYou will also be able to apply face painting
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
Upon successful completion of this course and if you have the correct level of English ( L1 to move onto a L2 Make-up or Hair course) you can progress to any of the Level 2 courses in Makeup, Women’s Hairdressing or Barbering.