York College

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Hairdressers and barbers

Up to £30,000

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Beauticians and related occupations

Up to £31,000

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Other skilled trades n.e.c.

Up to £23,000

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Entry requirements

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


One year, approximately 3 days a week.

What will I study?

The subjects covered include the theory and practice of:

  • Health and Safety
  • Client care and communication in the beauty related industry
  • Apply make-up
  • The art of photographic make-up
  • The art of dressing hair
  • Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector
  • Theme face painting
  • Body art design
  • Colour and lighten hair
  • Cut hair
  • Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp

Additional courses you will study

  • Certificate in Contact Dermatitis Prevention
  • Study Skills

Additional activities

  • Competitions
  • Work experience
  • Visits from external speakers and demonstrators

How will I be assessed?

Practical and theoretical assessment.

Written questions, assignment work, questioning and external exams online are all part of the assessment process. You will be required to provide your own models.

What could it lead to?

You could progress on to the Theatrical, Special Effects and Hair and Media Make-up Diploma Level 3. Employment in the Hair and Beauty industry, e.g. in a Hairdressing Salon or as a Make-up Consultant/Make-up Artist.

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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