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Hairdressing Diploma Level 1

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

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 Does The Programme Include

You will learn through practical demonstrations and practise what you have learnt on real, paying clients in our commercial salon.

Entry Requirements

No formal qualifications required.

Worried about your grades?

Whatever your results, we want to assure you that extenuating circumstances will be considered should you not have the grades indicated above. 

We will 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
  • Moving you between course levels if you are finding your current level too easy /​too hard
  • Incorporating English and maths GCSE resits in to your timetable if you don’t meet the grades you need
  • One-to-one reviews with your academic tutor to ensure you are progressing and achieving well

Our course enquiries and admissions team are available remotely throughout this unprecedented period. They can be contacted at enquiries@​stamford.​ac.​uk should you have any further questions.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

You will be assessed through practical observations, online tests and oral questions. You will also complete assignments to develop your theory knowledge.

Potential Future Career

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

Course Content

You will study the following units:

  • Health and safety
  • Customer service
  • Consultation
  • Shampooing and conditioning
  • Styling and dressing hair
  • Assist with colouring

Course Trips

There maybe opportunities to visit Salon International at London’s Excel where you can check out the latest developments, get your hands-on new products and see live demonstrations.

You may also have the chance to get involved in competitions such as the AHT (Association of Hairdressers & Therapists) Awards where the College have an enviable reputation for success, regularly achieving top places in the national finals across multiple categories.


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