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City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate inIntroduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector

If you're interested in hair and beauty, this course provides a useful introduction to working in a variety of professions within the beauty therapy and hairdressing sectors.

Awarded By:

Assessment & Qualifications Alliance (AQA)

Key Facts

Programme Costs:

The fees for this course are currently being confirmed.

Please contact Student Recruitment for more information.



Awarding Body:

AQA / City and Guilds

Course Code:

  • 24/25QFF0031

Mode of Attendance:

  • Full Time

Course Duration:

1 Year


  • September 2024


Alongside practical work, you will study other skills, such as working with others, to enhance both your knowledge of the industry and your employability. There will also be opportunities to complete work experience.

Students will cover:

  • Shampoo and condition treatments
  • Blow-drying and styling techniques
  • Create and image
  • Hand care
  • Health and safety
  • Work placement
  • Skin care


You will have the opportunity to complete work experience during this course and work with real clients in the training salons.


  • Both GCSE English and Maths at grades E-G/2-1


You can progress on to a City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy at Loughborough College.

Students may have the opportunity to study Functional Skills or GCSEs in maths and English.

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