• LevelLevel 1
  • Age group16-18
  • Duration24 weeks
  • Awarding bodyCity & Guilds


The course covers a minimum of 5 units with the option of additional units upon early completion.

The aim of the course is to prepare you for industry, teaching you the basic skills needed to progress onto a Level 2 Hairdressing course.

Course Information

Download PDF

For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

  • Introduction to the hair and beauty sector
  • Presenting a professional image
  • Shampoo and condition the hair
  • Styling women's hair
  • Plaiting and twisting
  • Health and safety
  • Creating an image

September- June

Entry requirements

You must have achieved 3 GCSE's 1-3 (G-D) including English.

You will also be required to complete an initial assessment.

You will be assessed through 5 assignments, 2 exams minimum and completed porfolio of practical assessments.

You can progress onto the Level 2 Certificate in Cutting or Styling or the Level 2 VRQ Hairdressing Certificate.

You will not have to pay tuition fees if you are under 19 on 31 August in the year of your entry to the course. You must also satisfy UK / EEA residency rules. If you are over 19 or have any questions regarding residency rules, please contact (01642) 333587.

You will also have to purchase a kit and uniform. The kit is priced at £254.60 and uniform is priced at £21.60

Please click the apply now button at the top of this page which will take you to an application form, or you can download a full time course application here and print it out, complete the form and send it to the College. If you have any queries with regards to your application or you would like further information and support, please contact our Admissions Team on (01642) 333601. Or if you have any enquiries about courses, please contact Course Information on (01642) 333333 or e-mail CourseInformation@mbro.ac.uk

To find out more about jobs in your local area, please visit Career Coach.

Explore Hair & Beauty

Hair and Beauty students will have the opportunity to brush up on their skills in our professionally equipped facilities. Our students are trained to the highest standards in all the latest techniques and treatments, whether it's in our commercial spa suite or our recently launched barber salon!

Find out more

Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.