Level 1 - Extended Certificate in Hair & Beauty skills (VRQ)

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care

What will you be working towards?

Code W05SPL1HAB101
Qualification Type National Extended Certificate (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 1
Course type Full Time


This course is designed to provide you with basic hairdressing and beauty therapy practical skills and knowledge, as well as an insight to the industry.

You’ll gain skills of both the practical application of hair and beauty techniques and the knowledge of treatments and clients. You’ll also have the opportunity to undertake additional qualifications alongside your main programme.

Upon completion, if you choose to progress onto further study, you’ll be able to specialise in either hairdressing or beauty therapy, depending on your strengths and passion.


You’ll study a range of topics including:
  • Shampooing
  • Blow Drying and Styling
  • Health and Safety
  • Nail Treatments
  • Nail Art
  • Create an Image
  • Other units if required

How will it be delivered?

Your course assessments may include:
  • Practical Assessments
  • Knowledge Questions
  • Presentations
  • Poster Work
  • Moodboard

Your next steps...

  • Level 2 Hair and Beauty skills
  • Level 2 Ladies Hairdressing
  • Level 2 Beauty Therapy
  • Level 2 Media Make-up