Introduction to the Hairdressing Sector // Level 1

The course is for you if ...

You are just starting out in hairdressing and want an understanding of the industry – enough to succeed in a job or move on to further study.

You will gain experience across various areas of study, including:

  • Shampooing 
  • Women's hair styling 
  • Using colour to create an image 
  • Hair plaiting 
  • Salon reception 

The course will provide the skills needed to become a competent salon assistant.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements other than a keen interest in the hairdressing industry. You will be invited to an informal interview to help you choose what best suits your requirements.


Assessment is based on practical demonstrations and written assignments.

Progression & Careers

On completion of the course, you can progress onto the Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing. 

Course detail
Start September
Level Level 1
Attendance Part-time
Duration 1 year
Campus Coast Road Campus