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Hair and Beauty
  • beautytherapy
  • hairandbeauty
  • hairdressing

Useful Information

  • Mode of study:

    Full Time

  • Level:


  • Duration:

    1 Year

  • Awarding/validation body:

    City & Guilds


Course Overview

Our excellent resources, and inspirational and outstanding teachers make Hair and Beauty at Croydon College the place to continue your journey within the hair beauty industry.

This course will provide an introduction to a wide variety of hair and beauty skills which will allow you to make an informed decision about which area you would like to specialise in. This programme will consist of theory and practical sessions, developing your skills in make-up, shampooing and treatments, manicures, pedicures and blow-drying. You will also enhance your customer service skills by working with the public in our reception area whilst being supervised by our fabulous receptionist.

You will gain qualities and skills that will give you the best possible opportunity to progress and to secure a career in the hair and beauty industry.

Please note that due to the highly professional nature of the hair and beauty industry, you will be required to wear a uniform whilst you are in the salon, details of which will be given to you at enrolment.

Good English and maths skills are essential for success in studying and for future employment prospects and so Croydon College ensures that these skills are developed in all learning opportunities.

It’s also important to have good English and maths qualifications and so all students will study English and maths and work towards an appropriate level and type of qualification including GCSE. This will be part of all 16-18 year old students’ Study Programme alongside their main vocational or academic qualification and will be discussed with students at interview.

Course Highlights

You will have the chance to compete in internal and external competitions which will give you a great insight into how to develop your skills further on a competitive stage; past students have achieved a high standing at the national World Skills final.

You will also have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience throughout your course and there are many opportunities of working with other students and professional links through photo shoots and fashion catwalks within our Croydon School of Art and local businesses.

A key distinguishing feature of the College is our links with employers and the ways in which we incorporate this into your learning. Employers attend our popular employability events and you can discuss apprenticeships and progression opportunities in our Employability Hub or in the Apprenticeship Office.

Career Opportunities & Further Study

Completion of this course will enable you to progress on to one of our Level 2 courses, such as our Beauty Therapy Diploma or our Hairdressing Diploma.

Alternatively, you can progress directly into employment in the hair and beauty industry via one of our many apprenticeship programmes.


Practical assessments will take place during your salon sessions and all of these are carried out on real clients and will be assessed by one of our highly trained professional members of staff.  Creative assignments and projects will be used to showcase your underpinning knowledge of each technical skill learnt, and these will be used as evidence for your portfolio.

Entry Requirements

Evidence of a commitment to learn and the ability to study at this level shown at interview; including English and Mathematics assessed at Entry 2 or above by College assessment at enrolment.

A satisfactory reference may also be requested.

How To Apply

Use the below link to apply for the above course.