Is this course right for me?

Are you hoping to start a career in hairdressing? Would you like to gain a range of professional skills in this sector?

This programme gives you an introduction into the knowledge and skills needed for a traditional Junior role, enabling you to assist a stylist in the daily running of a salon or similar workplace. It can also act as a stepping stone to your Level 2 studies.

The programme covers shampooing, drying, health and safety, reception work and other essential topics.

You also have the option of studying some modules in Beauty Therapy as part of the programme.

Entry requirements:

  • A real interest and commitment to the subject and attendance at an interview


The programme will be delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Practical Delivery
  • Theory Sessions
  • Workshops
  • Realistic Working Environment
  • Commercial Salon Training

You will also undertake work experience as part of the programme.

You will study a variety of subject-specific modules, in addition to Literacy and Numeracy skills.

You will also study additional relevant qualifications. These will be explained to you at interview, or contact Learner Services for more information.


The programme is assessed through a blend of the following:

  • Observation
  • Practical assessments in the salon
  • Written and Oral Tests


The programme gives you a qualification and a valuable set of skills, helping you to progress into employment and education.

You could proceed onto a number of programmes at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, including:

  • Hairdressing Level 2
  • Beauty Therapy Level 2