Overview top

This course is suited to applicants who would like to gain an insight into the hair and beauty industry which will help to develop a variety of skills to enhance employability or progress onto the Level 2 in Barbering or Level 2 in Hairdressing.

This qualification is for learners aged pre-16 and above and is suitable for use within a Study Programme. This qualification aims to help support the learner’s personal development through acquiring skills and knowledge in hairdressing and barbering. The qualification also allows learners to gain personal transferable skills that can be applied to the workplace or further study.

Unit Breakdown

  • Health and Safety
  • Effective working relationships
  • Prepare for hair services and maintain work areas
  • Shampoo and condition hair
  • Assist with shaving services

Entry Requirements top

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for these qualifications. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved an Entry Level qualification. 

Assessment top

The assessment of this programme will involve both practical observations and written work.

Professional Opportunities top

On completion of the NVQ Level 1 in Hairdressing and Barbering, you are able to progress onto Level 2 in Hairdressing or Level 2 in Barbering.