Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy (3001)

Last Updated: 19 Oct 2016
Our certificates and diplomas are designed to build on your interest and passion for the hair and beauty industry, covering a wide range of skills from  styling, plaiting and twisting to make-up or nail art.
These qualifications are designed for people who want to prepare for further learning or training in the hair and beauty sector.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland
  • International

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

Depending on which qualification you choose, you'll cover topics including:

  • hand care, skin care, nail art and shampooing
  • make up application and face painting•Women's hair styling
  • using colour to create an image.

For these qualifications you'll complete practical demonstrations and assignments.

Which level is right for me?

Level 1
You're just starting out in hair and beauty and want a basic understanding of the industry in order to succeed in a job in the hair and beauty area or move on to further study. 

Level 3
You have a qualification at Level 2 and want to progress further, or you're thinking of doing a qualification at Level 1 and want to make sure you've the foundations you need.

 

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector qualifications provides the skills needed to become a salon assistant

Following completion of these qualifications, you can progress onto a Level 1 or Level 2 NVQ or VRQ Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

In order to qualifications in Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector, you will need to have suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment.

You will also need suitable facilities to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

There are no age limits or entry requirements for this qualification.

Entry 3

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector qualifications can open doors to a wide variety of roles, including:

  • Salon Assistant

Following completion of these qualifications, you can progress onto a Level 1 or Level 2 NVQ or VRQ Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy.

Entry 3 Certificate in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector (3001-01)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017 Supportive services: SmartScreen

Entry 3 Certificate in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector

  • Accreditation No: 500/6325/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 13 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 114 - 130 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Entry 3 & Level 1 in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector (3001-90)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Entry 3 Certificate in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector

  • Accreditation No: 500/6325/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 13 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 114 - 130 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Entry 3 Award in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector

  • Accreditation No: 500/6433/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 7 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 62 - 70 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1

Level 1 is ideal if you're just starting out in hair and beauty and want an understanding of the industry - enough to succeed in a job in the area or to move on to further study.

There are three qualifications available at this level:

  • Level 1 Award in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector
  • Level 1 Certificate in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector
  • Level 1 Diploma in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector.

Whichever qualification you choose, you complete two mandatory units:

  • Introduction to the hair and beauty sector
  • Presenting a professional image in a salon.

Depending on whether you choose the shorter award or the longer certificate or diploma, you also choose one or a number of optional units from a range of 12, including:

  • Skin care
  • Nail art application
  • Styling men's hair
  • Styling women's hair
  • The art of photographic make-up.

For a full list of optional units, download the qualification handbook from the additional documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector qualifications can open doors to a wide variety of roles, including:

  • Salon Assistant

Following completion of these qualifications, you can progress onto a Level 1 or Level 2 NVQ or VRQ Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy.

Level 1 Certificate and Diploma in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector (3001-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 1 Diploma in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector

  • Accreditation No: 500/6346/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 38 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 320 - 369 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Certificate in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector

  • Accreditation No: 500/6347/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 15 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 129 - 140 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Diploma in Hair and Beauty (3001-11)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 1 Diploma in Hair and Beauty (Barbering)

  • Accreditation No: 600/2753/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 42 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 347 - 421 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Diploma in Hair and Beauty (Beauty Therapy)

  • Accreditation No: 600/2753/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 42 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 347 - 421 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Diploma in Hair and Beauty (Hairdressing)

  • Accreditation No: 600/2753/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 42 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 347 - 421 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Diploma in Hair and Beauty (Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy)

  • Accreditation No: 600/2753/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 42 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 347 - 421 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Certificate in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy (3001-12)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 1 Certificate in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy (Barbering)

  • Accreditation No: 600/2752/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 29 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 233 - 271 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Certificate in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy (Beauty Therapy)

  • Accreditation No: 600/2752/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 29 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 233 - 271 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Certificate in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy (Hair and Make- up)

  • Accreditation No: 600/2752/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 29 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 233 - 271 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Certificate in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy (Hairdressing)

  • Accreditation No: 600/2752/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 29 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 233 - 271 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Certificate in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy (Nails)

  • Accreditation No: 600/2752/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 29 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 233 - 271 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Diploma in Hair & Beauty (Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy) (3001-77)

Last Registration Date: 31 Jul 2018

Level 1 Diploma in Hair & Beauty (Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy)

  • Accreditation No: 600/2753/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 42 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 347 - 421 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/03/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Diploma in Hair & Beauty (Hairdressing) (3001-78)

Last Registration Date: 31 Jul 2018

Level 1 Diploma in Hair & Beauty (Hairdressing)

  • Accreditation No: 600/2753/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 42 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 347 - 421 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/03/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Diploma in Hair & Beauty (Beauty Therapy) (3001-79)

Last Registration Date: 31 Jul 2018

Level 1 Diploma in Hair & Beauty (Beauty Therapy)

  • Accreditation No: 600/2753/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 42 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 347 - 421 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/03/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Entry 3 & Level 1 in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector (3001-90)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 1 Award in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector

  • Accreditation No: 500/6345/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 9 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 72 - 80 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Diploma in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector

  • Accreditation No: 500/6346/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 38 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 320 - 369 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Certificate in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector

  • Accreditation No: 500/6347/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 15 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 129 - 140 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Additional information for centres

Smart Screen

SMARTSCREEN IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS QUALIFICATION

SmartScreen is our online portal for tutor, assessors and learners that provides unit-specific support materials and tutor forums to complement the delivery and learning experience

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Learning Assistant

LEARNING ASSISTANT IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS QUALIFICATION

Learning Assistant is an innovative and cost effective e-portfolio solution that allows colleges and training providers to dramatically improve the delivery of their vocational qualifications.

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