Hair And Beauty

Hair & Beauty

Validating Body: Edexcel, City & Guilds (Level 2 only)

Outcome qualification level: BTEC Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector Entry 3 and Level 1, with progression to either Beauty Therapies or Women’s Hair Dressing at Level 2.

Guided Learning Hours:

Entry 3 – Award = 70 hours; Certificate = 130 hours.

Level 1 – Award = 80 hours; Certificate = 140 hours; Diploma = 320 hours.

Level 2 – Certificate = 241 hours; Diploma = 477 hours

Course content: These qualifications are aimed at new learners, looking to learn the basics in hair and beauty techniques and the personal skills required to work successfully in the industry. Students will tackle a wide range of practical subjects such as; hair plaiting, nail art, make-up and face painting.  Students who successfully complete the ‘Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector’ course may study at a more advanced level with ‘Creative Hair and Beauty Studies’.

Work related learning: Classes are conducted in a purpose built salon so that students get the full on experience of working in a real salon treating clients whilst developing a grasp of business skills, such as money management, customer care, planning and organisation.

Employer engagement: The course is operated from a salon, set up to be run as a business where two days a week we have a fully qualified hairdresser. By running the salon as a business with its own client base, appointment system and phone number, students involved in this vocational course are experiencing an employment environment.

Main delivery location: Peacock Gym Academy – It will be taught onsite in the purpose built hair salon.

Progression opportunities and careers available: Beautician; make-up artist; hairdresser;

Named contact: Kate Newby


“Before I started my Hair and Beauty course at The Peacock I wasn’t going to school much… Now thanks to the Peacock I’m learning a practical subject I enjoy. I like being in a working environment and I now accept responsibilities because I know the course will help me get a job. I attend school more, when I’m not at the Peacock, and I’m more settled both at home and school, I don’t feel I need to show off no more. When I leave school I’d like to do a course so I can be a make-up artist in TV and movies”

Samantha, Year 11 student