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 Beauty Therapy and Hairdressing Diploma Level 1

Subject areas: Beauty; Beauty Therapy

This qualification is internationally recognised and prepares you for employment as a salon junior or assistant in a hairdressing or beauty salon.

The course is based at Boston College and Boston College Spalding College which both have fully equipped salons open to the public.
The course is broken down into several units which cover numerous practical skills such as shampooing and conditioning, blow drying, facials, manicures, pedicures and make-up. The course also includes assisting hairdressers and beauty therapists with clients in real working salons.
Teaching and learning methods include:
- Practical salon skills
- Background theory
- Portfolio building/assignments
- Individual and group work
- Appraisals and self-evaluation
- Online exams
- Enterprise Sessions

You will have a Personal Tutor who will be responsible for course guidance and general support.

In addition to your course, you will also study either Functional Skills or GCSE English and Maths, dependent on your current GCSE grade.
Ideally 3 GCSEs at grades D or above (New GCSE grade - 3 or above), preferably in English, Maths and Science.

A satisfactory reference from your school or employer is required as is attendance of a taster session to assess practical skills and completion of a hair and skin diary together with a satisfactory interview where: you should have a smart appearance and demonstrate enthusiasm for a career in hairdressing and/or beauty therapy. At interview, previous attendance, attitude and ability will be taken into consideration.
This course is free for those who are under 19 on 31 August of the year they start their course.

For those aged 19+, this course will cost £1200.

Fees may vary depending on personal circumstances, please enquire for further information.

International and EU Students, please contact the International Office on +44 (0)1205 313212 or for details on fees.

Please note that all fees are subject to change.
This course will take you 1 year, September to June, to complete. You will study at College for 4 days a week, 9.00am-4.30pm.
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The course is based on an assessment structure therefore you will be continually assessed throughout the course. Assessments will cover practical applications, written assignments, online exams, oral questioning and portfolio evidence.
Successful completion of the course should enable you to apply for employment in a salon as junior assistant or receptionist or continue with your training on a Level 2 Hairdressing or Level 2 Beauty Therapy course to become a hair stylist or beauty therapist.

Progression to Level 2 is dependent on the following:
- Minimum 90% attendance
- Completion of NVQ Level 1
- Satisfactory reports from all tutors
- Acceptable behaviour/attitude
- Ability to progress
- Ability to meet deadlines
- Successful selection at interview
You will be expected to purchase an equipment kit (£183 approximately) which will include everything you need for practical lessons.

A Materials Fee of £40.00 needs to be paid at induction.

Tunic overalls are compulsory and you will be provided with an order form during pre-course interview (£20.00 approximately).

Suitable text books must be purchased to assist with theory work. These will be discussed during interview/induction (£25.00 approximately).

Trips to salon exhibitions at London (Edexcel) or Birmingham (NEC) are arranged where you are encouraged to attend as part of their course. (Cost is approximately £25.00)

All kits, uniforms, books etc. must be purchased at the beginning of term.

Financial assistance can be gained from a means tested bursary and Be Brilliant Foundation, this can be used against any of the additional costs.
You can apply for this course by applying online, by filling out an application form from the College’s Course Guide, or you can contact the Information Officers on 01205 313218 who will send you an application form in the post.

Every effort has been made to ensure our course information is accurate throughout the website. However changes can occur to the days, times, fees and other information about our courses throughout the year, but we endeavour to update any changes to information as soon as we can.