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Beauty Pathway - An Introduction to the Hair & Beauty Sector Level 1


Type: Full Time

Subject: Hairdressing, Beauty and Complementary Therapies

Level: 1

Start Date: 01 September 2020

Fee: Please contact the Information Centre for fee information

Course Length

1 Year


Level 1

Who is it for

If you have an interest in beauty therapy and would like to study this fascinating industry in more detail in areas such as facial work, skin care and make–up then this course could be for you!

Interview Skills Assessment

You will be required to attend a Welcome Event – details will be provided upon application.

What will I need

2 GCSEs at grade 1/G or above and ability to demonstrate an interest in the subject.

What is covered

• Health and safety
• Basic manicure and pedicure
• Salon reception
• Skincare
• Photographic make–up
• Face painting
• Basic make–up application
• Working with others
• Professional image
• Create a hair and beauty image

How is the course assessed

You will be assessed through practical observations and written assignments.

What can this course lead to

On successful completion of this course at Merit and the achievement of Functional Skills English and maths, you can progress on to Level 2 Beauty Therapy or Level 2 Complementary Therapies.

This qualification may also allow progression onto nails, make–up retail and hairdressing qualifications.

Are there any additional costs

You will need to purchase a beauty kit and uniform. Details of these will be given at interview. If you are aged 19 or over you will pay tuition fees and an exam fee.

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