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NCFE Occupational Studies for the workplace Level 1 Diploma Hair and Beauty



This course offers a practical approach to developing skills in hair and beauty, investigating  styles, routines and products, learning about the industry, and participating in practical activities. 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 small but well equipped beauty room to allow practice of relevant skills, which link closely to local employment opportunities. You will have the opportunity to plan and deliver tasks in hair and beauty with our local partners, and learn about the industry from local employers and action research projects on the opportunities found locally, 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 learning about the hair and beauty industry, learning about the various practices involved in the industry and developing understanding of customer needs.

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 a hair and beauty programme, 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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