VRQ Level 1 in Hairdressing & Beauty Qualification



Course Level


Awarding Body

City and Guilds

Cost to Student



28 weeks

Course Overview:

This an excellent introduction to the Hairdressing and Beauty industry offering in-salon experience and giving you the opportunity to work with others and build your self-confidence and creativity.

Learners will receive personalised support and guidance, with a robust signposting process to help you achieve your goals.

Our Pre-Apprenticeship programs aim to bridge the gap for young individuals seeking employment or exploring further educational opportunities, nurturing their confidence, skills, and qualifications.

Here are the units that you will be required to complete in order to achieve your VRQ level 1. Some of the units are compulsory and others are optional and will be discussed at induction.

Mandatory Units:

  • Introduction to the Hair and Beauty sector
  • Presenting a professional image in a salon

Optional Units:

  • Shampoo and conditioning
  • Styling women’s hair
  • Basic make-up application

The Program includes:

  • A good introduction to the Hairdressing and Beauty industry gaining the basic skills and knowledge, inclusive of fun activities.
  • Employability Skills: Maths and /or English, Functional Skills.
  • Confidence-building activities such as: attending shows, organisation, planning and competition work.
  • The duration of the programme is an estimated 28 weeks on a Study Programme.
  • Enrichment activities including nail art application.
  • Progress to our Apprenticeship programme.

What can I do next?

Progress on to our Apprenticeship Hair or Barbering standard with secured employment. Information, advice and guidance will be provided throughout your programme on alternative options.

Are you looking for high-quality flexible Hairdressing training with outstanding resources? Then choose Reflections Training Academy.

Reflections Training Academy meets the needs and interests of learners. We endeavour to support all learners in achieving their individual qualifications. Did you know – Learners at Reflections constantly achieve higher than the hairdressing national averages in Apprenticeships.