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Hair & Beauty

If you are interested in working in the hair and beauty industry, this programme provides the ultimate introduction. It’s a great way to experience what a career in either industry could be like, allowing you to gain valuable experience and meet lots of people as you work towards a nationally-recognised qualification.

You will study a variety of areas including:
– Health and safety
– Introduction to the industry
– Working with others
– Hair styling
– Nail art

Employability units are also built into the programme to boost your skills in searching for work and to help with interview techniques. You will complete Functional Skills and/or GCSE qualifications to improve and develop yourself in Maths and English, to enable progression to higher-level courses.

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Sep 2022 : North Devon : Full-time
Course Code : FTB218 (2022)
Level : Level 1
Duration : 1 Year
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Course details


Assessment is by commercially competent practice on a range of clients, written and oral tests and assignments. You will be taught by industry professional staff within our modern Lifestyle Centre.

Entry Requirements

You must hold four GCSEs at grade 2 or equivalent (or above), preferably including Maths and English. If you do not have a GCSE grade 4 in Maths and/or English, you’ll continue studying these subjects alongside your chosen course(s). At the end of the year, you are expected to have completed and achieved all the components of your Level 1 Study Programme and improved your Maths and English skills (where applicable) before progressing on to your next course.


Excellent progress and performance on this study programme can lead to entry on to a Technical Level 2 qualification or an apprenticeship. Most students who complete Level 1 progress on to a higher-level course in either hairdressing or beauty therapy, to further their skills and qualifications.

Facilities and resources

You will be taught by industry professional staff within our Hair and Beauty Salons.


Q: Will I have to wear a uniform?

A: On your first day, you will come in your own clothes, you will then be expected to wear all black until your uniform arrives. Once you have your uniform, you will be expected to wear this at all times except in GCSE or Functional Skills.

Q. Do I need any kit or equipment?

A: You will be provided with an equipment list. This will have everything needed for you to practice and develop your skills.

Q: Will I have to do both Hair and Beauty, or can I just choose one?

A: Both Hair and Beauty units will be covered on this course; they are not optional.

Study Programme

Every full-time student at Petroc will have their own Study Programme which will include:

– Your academic or vocational qualification.

– Maths and English Language development – if you have not achieved GCSE grade 4 in either of these subjects.

– Work Experience – hours will vary depending on your qualification and course level.

– Tutor Support – to support your personal, academic and professional development.

– Sustainability – helping you to identify how you can improve the sustainability of your future employment sectors.

– Personal Development Awards – developing six key areas of personal and employability behaviours to prepare you for the working world.

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Staring Date : 12/09/2022
Course Code : FTB218 (2022) North Devon campus Apply

Why Petroc should be your first choice

Petroc offers high quality education and training across North and Mid Devon. We provide outstanding learning, excellent facilities, strong connections to employers and a supportive environment to help you fulfil your education goals and set you on your path to the career of your dreams.

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We offer a supportive and inclusive environment where you can flourish and feel a valued member of the college and wider community. 


Our teaching spaces and facilities are some of the best in the region, providing stimulating and true-to-life learning environments. 


We’ll provide you with the experiences you need to be ready for employment or the next step on your educational journey.


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