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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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