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NCFE Occupational Studies for the Workplace Level 1 Diploma

Hairdressing and Beauty Pathway




This course offers a practical approach to developing skills in styling hair, colouring hair, and developing skills in nail art and makeup application. All of this will provide you with the knowledge and confidence to move on to higher education or into sector based employment.



How will I learn?

Woodpecker Court has a beauty room, located near our community café. Here students will have the opportunity to learn basic skills in hair styling and beauty applications on artificial apparatus, then as skills develop, other students. We can also offer the services to customers of the community café. The practical work is as well as working in the classroom to build your portfolio of evidence.


You will carry out research projects and take control of your own education to gain knowledge in a sector that interests you.


In year two you will be able to carry out a work placement and gain skills from professionals in your chosen sector.


What will I learn?

You will start by learning about organisation tools and techniques and working with others to give you a kick start at being able to take control of your education and prioritise your tasks.


Students are involved in styling men’s and women’s hair, colouring hair, developing skills in nail art and nail care, and make up application.


How will it be delivered?

Work is split 50:50 between practical and theory sessions. The vast majority of assessments are done through internal practical observations whilst working in our salon, as the nature of our provision caters for those who struggle with the classroom environment.  There is some written work involved, students will undertake research individually.



Next Steps

This can lead to further in depth study at level 1, level 2, or an Apprenticeship, Traineeship or employment in the sector.

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