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Hairdressing Diploma Level 1

  • Course Type: Diploma

What can this course lead to?

After successful completion of this course, you could progress onto the Hairdressing Diploma Level 2 or could consider a Hair Professional Apprenticeship.

Who is it for?

Gain an introduction to hairdressing whilst working in our fully-equipped salons. You will study basic hairdressing techniques including: how to style women’s and men’s hair, shampoo and conditioning, consultation and customer service.

What is covered?

You will study the following units:

  • Styling and dressing hair
  • Customer service
  • Consultation
  • Shampooing and conditioning
  • Health and Safety
  • Assist with colouring
  • Assist with reception duties
  • Plaiting hair

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

There are no GCSE/formal entry requirements for this course. We will however review each appli­ca­tion on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suit­able for you.

One of the ways we do this is through a very effective ‘6 weeks to success pro­gramme’ that operates from the first day you start your course. This includes support such as (but not limited to):

  • Allowing you to change courses if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks -subject to availability
  • Moving you between course levels if you are finding your current level too easy / too hard—subject to availability
  • Enrolling you on a GCSE or Functional Skills maths and English programme alongside you main course

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code



1 Year

Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 18-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.

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Stamford College has been absolutely fantastic for me, the professional standards from highly skilled professionals who help you aim higher and achieve more. I hope to in the future open my own salon and continue my career in teaching.

Fay Wilkins
Hairdressing Level 3

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