Hairdressing and Barbering - NVQ Level 1 Certificate


About the course

Would you like to work as a hairdresser but don't have any experience? This course is the ideal first step.

You will need a keen interest in hairdressing.

You will be introduced to a range of salon activities, from shampooing and conditioning the hair and scalp to working on reception. You will develop a range of skills, including how to neutralise hair and remove colour, and will assist hair stylists with the work they do. You will train in a real hairdressing salon, and will learn how to work in accordance with health and safety procedures.

You will be assessed by a range of methods, including written assignments and practical assessments. Some independent study is also expected.

On successful completion of the course, you will achieve a NVQ Level 1 Certificate in Hairdressing. You can then progress straight on to Level 2.

My tutor has been very inspirational as she has worked in the industry

Simone Alalade-Bobb

Simone Alalade-Bobb

Subjects: NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Destination: University of Bedford to study Beauty and Spa Management Business Honours

Simone Alalade-Bobb has made it to the University of Bedford to study Beauty and Spa Management Business Honours. She plans after her degree to work on cruise ships using her skills in the Caribbean.

She said: "The course has really changed my life as when I was in school I was not interested in a lot of the subjects but I really enjoy this area. The teachers in the whole department are very inspirational as they have worked in the industry. I would recommend that you come and study here whether that is in hairdressing or beauty."

Course information

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01 January 1970

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Centre for Health, Social and Child Care building

Centre for Health, Social and Child Care

This Centre on Holloway Road is a Centre of excellence for Beauty Therapy, Child Care, Hairdressing, Health and Social Care and Supported Learning.

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