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Suitable for Adult (19+)
Level Entry Level 3
Mode of study Part Time Day
Duration 18 weeks
Subject area Hair & Beauty
  • 05 Sep 2022
  • East Ham Campus

If you wish to gain valuable insight into the Hair and Beauty industry and gain English and Maths qualifications ready for future courses and employment, then this is the course for you.

This is an opportunity for learners who are unsure of their career pathway to start on the route to becoming a Hairdresser or Beauty Therapist, experiencing and carrying out hairdressing and beauty services.

Alongside the hair and beauty programme, you will also attend valuable functional skills sessions, helping to improve your English and mathematics skills.

Course description

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 1 or 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, basic make-up, basic manicure, basic pedicure and teamwork.

Students who wish to develop their literacy skills will also benefit, as this subject will be embedded within the vocational course.

Additional information

Entry requirements

You will be given an initial assessment to ensure that you have basic writing and reading skills in English.

You will also need to have good communication skills, a friendly and pleasant personality, as well as good levels of personal presentation. In addition, you should be willing to work to deadlines.


Once you have completed this course, you will gain successful progression onto a Level 1 Hairdressing or Beauty related programme.

Learners who significantly improve their English will have the opportunity to progress onto one of our Level 2 programmes in Hair, Beauty or Barbering.

Fees and funding

The course fee for adults (19+) is £362 (plus exam fee £75).

If you are aged 19+, how much you pay for your course and any additional costs will depend on a number of factors. Learn more about course fees and finances.

We have a range of financial support options available to help you while you’re studying. Find out what support you may be eligible for.

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