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Level 1

Level 1 Diploma in an Introduction to Hair and Beauty Sector (beauty route)


This level 1 course will have both a hairdressing and beauty therapy route. When applying for the course you can state which route you are interested in most.

All students on the course will cover all the same units except for when beauty students are covering facial/skincare, hairdressing students will be performing the hairdressing practical unit.

All students on the course will also learn manicure, pedicure and make-up. The course will give you the confidence you need to treat clients and offer a high standard of service in our commercial Oasis Hair & Beauty Spa.

Practical classes will take place in our modern, well equipped salons at The Chichester Campus, you will have access to the latest tools, products and equipment in a realistic commercial setting.

As well as your main programme of study you will have the opportunity to take on other additional courses such as spray tanning, ear piercing and artificial nails.

You will also study Maths and English to enable you to progress to study a level 2 in either Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy


This course is designed for learners leaving school with a minimum of 2 GCSE’s, preferably in English and Maths, at a grade 2 or equivalent.

A positive attitude, enthusiasm towards learning and attendance is important. Your progress will be reviewed regularly throughout the year.


Our range of leisure and hobby courses keeps growing, with even more fun and exciting courses starting throughout 2024.

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