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Hair and Beauty Skills, Extended Certificate
What will I do on this course?
This entry-level hair and beauty course is industry-recognised and will provide you with an introduction to the industry.
You’ll learn to: create your own hair and beauty image; care for your own hands, feet and skin; apply makeup on yourself; paint your own nails; and communicate effectively. You’ll also explore the hair and beauty sector and learn how to blow-drying, finish, shampoo and condition your own hair.
You’ll build on the skills you learn in the College’s real-life commercial salon and gain confidence to progress in the academic year. This course will also develop your English and maths.
How will I be assessed?
We’ll assess your practical work, assignments and projects. You’ll have an online gradebook that you will keep up-to-date and manage targets that your tutor sets you throughout the year.
What could I do after this course?
This course could be your first steps into the hairdressing industry. You could progress to a Level 1 course in Hairdressing or Hair and Beauty, or a traineeship or apprenticeship.
A commitment to learning and ambition to succeed.
Occupations related to Hair and Beauty Skills, Extended Certificate
Hairdressing or beauty salon manager/proprietor
Job holders in this unit group plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources of hairdressing salons, beauty treatment and similar establishments.
Employment in region: 324 positions
Hairdresser or barber
Hairdressers and barbers shampoo, cut, colour, style and treat hair.
Employment in region: 2,516 positions
Beautician or related occupation
Beauticians and related workers give facial and body beauty treatments, apply cosmetics and dress wigs.
Employment in region: 1,421 positions
What Our Students Say
Charlie Prosser, Massage Therapy
“The lecturers are always supportive and give 100% to bring out the best in you”
Former school: Worle
Course: Massage Therapy
What next? Charlie aims to work in the beauty industry on a cruise ship.