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Key Facts

Level:
Level 1
Subject Sector:
7.3 Service Enterprises
Credits:
6
Qualification No:
603/6481/6
GLH:
45 hours
Total qualification time:
60 hours
Price:
£29.50 per learner
Age Range:
Pre 16, 16-18, 19+

Whilst some of our qualifications are regulated for pre 16 learners our minimum recommended age is 14.

Qualification purpose

Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    These qualifications are intended to provide learners with a broad introduction to the Hair and Beauty sector, equipping learners with underpinning knowledge and skills specific to the sector alongside a range of transferable employability skills as well as bitesize English and maths units. They are designed to support progression to further learning and ultimately to work in hair and beauty therapy or other related sectors.

    The employability skills and bitesize English and maths units are common across a number of qualifications, enabling easy transfer of credits between qualifications and supporting opportunities for cross-faculty working.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must complete at least one unit from Group M – Mandatory worth a minimum of 3 credits and at least 3 further credits from Group M or Group 01 – Optional Units: Hair and Beauty Therapy.


    Units

    Mandatory

    Learners must complete at least one unit from Group M worth a minimum of 3 credits.

    Follow Health and Safety in the Salon

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    22
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/600/6327
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    Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/502/3981
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    Presenting a Professional Image in a Salon

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/502/3982
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    Optional Units: Hair and Beauty Therapy

    Learners may complete 3 or more credits from Group O1 – Optional Units: Hair and Beauty Therapy.

    Basic Make-up Application

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/502/3797
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    Create a Hair and Beauty Image

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/600/4875
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    Nail Art Application

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/502/3470
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    Plaiting and Twisting Hair

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/502/3805
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    Providing Basic Manicure Treatment

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/601/3557
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    Providing Basic Pedicure Treatment

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/601/3556
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    Salon Reception Duties

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    22
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/600/6334
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    Shampoo and condition hair

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    A/600/1208
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    Styling Men's Hair

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/502/3795
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    Styling Women's Hair

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/502/3796
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    The purpose of this qualification is to develop learners' understanding and knowledge in hair and beauty and to support progression to the next level of vocational learning in hair and beauty or a related area. It is anticipated that this qualification will be of specific relevance to:

    • unemployed adults needing to demonstrate their interest in and commitment to a particular vocational area to potential employers, particularly where further work-based training will be on offer.

    • young people on traineeships who are working at level 1 and are seeking a short, focused qualification in the sector in which they wish to work/gain an apprenticeship, as part of the work preparation training element of a traineeship.

    • learners of any age who have been disengaged with learning and need a short introduction at level 1 before progressing straight to a larger certificate or diploma at level 2.


    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    This qualification provides an introductory set of knowledge and skills, relevant to hair and beauty. The choice of mandatory units includes at least one of:

    • Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector
    • Presenting a Professional Image in a Salon
    • Follow health and safety in the salon


    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    This qualification is part of a suite which includes an Award, Certificate and Diploma. Learners should take the Award if they need only a small amount of focused learning in hair and beauty before progressing to employment (with further training where possible) or to a Level 2 qualification, as illustrated in the target learner profiles provided above.


    Which sector does this qualification support?

    This qualification could lead to an entry-level role in hair and beauty such as junior hairdresser, make-up assistant, nail technician.


    What are the progression options?

    Learners can progress to a Level 2 certificate or diploma in Hair and Beauty, Barbering, Hairdressing, Beauty Consultancy, Beauty Therapy


    Progression & entry requirements

    Learners do not need any prior qualifications or a specific level of attainment to take this qualification. It is available to learners of any age.

    Funding information

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    How to find a learning aim

    If you’re not sure how to use the new find a learning aim website, we’ve created a handy walkthrough to help you:

    How to Use: Find a learning Aim


    We have done our best to collate and summarise the key information, and wherever possible we alert our providers to changes in funding policy.

    This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.