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.

Course Content

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.

Entry Requirements

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

Please note: This course is aimed at learners aged 16-18 and adult learners with an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) identifying it as their chosen course. Adult learners are encouraged to contact Student Recruitment who will look at alternative Level 2 courses or if necessary Adult English and Maths courses that will enable them to join a Level 2 course afterwards.

Please contact the International Admissions Office for further advice.

Progression Opportunities

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


Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

Key Facts


  • September 2023

Mode of Attendance:

  • Full Time



Course Duration:

1 Year

Programme Costs:

  • The fees for this course are currently being confirmed.

Please contact the International Team for more information.

College Course Code:

  • 23/24QFF0031


Studying at Loughborough College is a fantastic opportunity to develop yourself personally and professionally; it's an ideal launchpad to build a future career.

Mansoor Pirbhai

Mombasa, Kenya