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Hairdressing Fast-track City and Guilds Diploma Level 1

  • Overview of the course

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    If you are aged 19+ and have a keen interest in hairdressing, with a desire to achieve a professional qualification, then this fast moving intensive hairdressing course is for you!

    This course is delivered in our professional hairdressing studios, The Academy.
  • What you'll learn

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    The course consists of both practical and theoretical aspects of hairdressing.

    You will study a variety of topics related to hairdressing including:

    • Introduction to the hair and beauty industry
    • Presenting a professional image in a salon
    • Health and safety
    • Shampoo and conditioning
    • Styling women’s hair
    • Creating a hair and beauty image
    • The art of dressing hair
    • Plaiting and twisting
    • Working with others
    • Reception duties
    • The art of colouring hair
  • Entry requirements

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    You will be assessed via a range of practical assessment techniques, online tests, assignments and oral questioning.

    As this is a rigorous course of study, you will be required to complete/practice a large amount of work away from the College.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    You will need to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment.

    You should be highly motivated, have good dexterity skills and be able to work well as part of a team. You will require a positive character/work placement reference.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    This course is part-time for 19+ learners. You must attend 2 days per week over 35 weeks. You are also required to complete GCSE Maths or English, if you have not already achieved any of these previously.

    You will be required to purchase salon tunic, trousers and a basic equipment kit prior to the course starting.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    You can contact a member of the team via
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    You can apply using our adult application form, by clicking here.

    Alternatively, you can request a copy by email at

    You can also visit us at our Deane Road campus during our main enrolment weeks which are the last week of August and the first week of September.
  • Course Fees

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    Tuition Fee: £1739.00
    Other fees: £244.00
  • Future opportunities

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    You can progress on to the second year of the Hairdressing Level 2 course, or alternatively you may progress onto barbering or a hair and media make-up course.
  • Additional Information

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    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, please call our helpline on 01204 482 000.

    Adult Learners

    Adult learners (19+) must bring their qualification certificates with them to enrolment. Learners will not be able to enrol without this information. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one you need):
    If you are unable to provide certificates you will be asked to complete a self declaration form when you enrol.


    Our Helpline can provide you with general information regarding studying at Bolton College. We also offer advice and guidance meetings to help you decide your next move. Please call 01204 482 000.
    Lines are open :
    • during term time : Monday to Thursday between 8:45am and 7pm (5pm on Fridays)
    • out of term : Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm

    Bolton College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this document is accurate. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Equalities Statement

    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact email the Customer Services Manager at or alternatively call 01204 482 040 or visit us at Deane Road, Bolton, BL3 5BG.

    Safeguarding Statement

    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom on or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, someone in the Learning Centre Reception or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or 01204 482758.

    Enrolment Details

    To enrol at one of our Community Learning Centres or our main Deane Road Campus click here for enrolment times.
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  • Time:

    09:15 -
    10.50 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    36 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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