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York College

Entry requirements

Please see our Entry Requirements page for general entry requirement guidance.

Duration

One year, approximately 3 days per week.

What will I study?

This is an introduction to Beauty Therapy and Hairdressing - providing a stepping stone to Level 2 Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy.

The programme of study includes:

  • Skin care
  • Basic make up techniques
  • Basic manicure treatments
  • Simple nail art
  • Face painting
  • Introduction to the Hair and Beauty sector
  • Presenting a professional image in a salon
  • Health and Safety in the salon
  • Shampooing and conditioning hair
  • Plaiting and twisting
  • Styling women's and men’s hair
  • Colour hair using temporary colour
  • Reception duties

Additional activities

  • Home study
  • Competition work
  • Work experience

How will I be assessed?

Practical assessments on colleagues and clients.

Oral / written questions and assignment work.

What could it lead to?

You can progress on to the Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy. Alternatively, you may go straight into a salon as a salon assistant/junior. The course also provides skills transferable to other subject areas.

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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