City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector

City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector    

Course Description

The Beauty & Nails sector is possibly one of the most fast paced industries in the UK. With 82% of women now believing that social media drives trends, societies definition of beauty is ever changing, providing endless career opportunities for qualified professionals within this innovative industry.

People 1st have a designated training salon in Belfast which reflects industry standards and provides access to specialist equipment to ensure students work to required sector benchmarks. Our expert tutors provide students with a solid foundation of fundamental knowledge and skills required for a career within Beauty related industries. Students will focus on key aspects of salon practice to include client care, manicure and pedicure services, wax depilation, facial skin care and professional make-up.

We support work placement opportunities within the local industry where students utilise knowledge by completing treatments with real clients, providing students with the relevant skills and practical experience to secure work in a salon or further their career through higher education.

We offer this Beauty & Nail Technology Programme at Level 1 or Level 2 depending on student prior qualifications.

City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector     21 credits

Introduction to the Hair & Beauty Industry

Presenting a Professional Image in a Salon

Follow Health & Safety in the Salon

Salon Reception Duties

Nail Art Application

Providing Basic Manicure Treatment

Working in Beauty Related Industries

Follow Health & Safety Practice in the Salon

Client Care and Communication in Beauty Related Industries

Providing Facial Care

Apply Make Up

Shaping and Colouring Eyebrows



24 months (approx.)

* Some students eligible for an additional 12 months to complete the course depending on individual circumstances.

Fast track option available if eligible – 12 months (approx.)

Contact a member of our Student Support Team for further information


Practical skills are assessed on a continuous basis, with written assessments required for some units.

Written unit assessments through student portfolio with practical vocational observations for Level 2 students.

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