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City and Guilds  Level 1 Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector

The curriculum intends:

Level 1 hairdressing aims to provide opportunities for pupils to learn a range of skills such as communicating with clients, personal hygiene, appropriate body language, recognising the correct tools for use in basic hairdressing, preforming basic hairdressing skills, health and safety in the salon and being able to understand simple appointment systems.   We also intend to raise pupil awareness of the wide range of hairdressing, barbering and beauty opportunities that are available both locally, national, internationally and within industries such as film, TV and tourism.

Our curriculum delivery:

Hairdressing and barbering is taught in our purpose built, industry standard hair salon and our pupils will have opportunities to experience and discuss a range of different job skills in the hairdressing and barbering industry supported through practical tasks, group discussions, using professional standard blocks and working on, or observing styling, on the hair of members of the public.   All activities will be planned to mirror real life hairdressing sessions. All assessment is by means of a portfolio of work which may include a range of assessment evidence including: Direct observation, written evidence, verbal responses, question and answer and photographs, meaning that the collection of assessment evidence can be tailored to an individual pupil’s needs. 


Benefits to pupils(impact):

Pupils will have gained a range of skills that could support them on their onward life journey into further training and employment within this sector.  Pupils will have learnt a range of skills that can support them with simple skills within their family life and will have learnt personal hygiene skills and interpersonal skills that will support them in whichever route they choose Post 16. 

Pupils will have achieved a level 1 qualification in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector.