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Hair & Beauty

This course leads to an Extended Certificate in Vocational Studies, with the opportunity to develop your English and maths skills at the same time.

On successful completion of this course you will achieve:

E3 qualification in vocational study English (dependent on prior qualification) Maths (dependent on prior qualification)

You will also go on a work placement which is a compulsory element of the study programme.

  • Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...

    Entry Requirements

    At least 4 to 5 GCSEs at grade 1 or above

    Assessment Method

    You will be assessed through practical assessments and an e-portfolio of work which you will build throughout the year. For each of the programme's units, which are delivered throughout the year, you will be assessed by:

    • Practical observation: you will demonstrate skills and behaviours practically
    • Written/electronic: you will complete assignments based on your underpinning knowledge

    Regular reports on progress are provided to parents/guardians of students aged under 19 years.

    Aims of the course

    • To develop your skills, knowledge and behaviour, and provide you with the foundation for further learning
    • To prepare you for personal progression, working life, social inclusion and to build your confidence levels
    • To give you training in British values, health and safety, and safeguarding.

    Progression Opportunities

    This qualification will prepare you for further study at level 1 in Hair and Beauty.


    You will learn from our skilled staff who use technology remotely and on-site to support your learning. You will get the chance to go on educational visits, participate in workshops, and hear from guest speakers from external companies. You will also undertake work experience in south east or central London.

    Career Options

    The course prepares you for work in a range of sectors such as hairdressing, beauty therapy, media make up, sport, catering, health and social care or childcare.

Course Details

Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 07/09/2020
End Date 02/07/2021


For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 994 p/year
24+ £994 p/year
International £9,000 p/year

And Then?

College isn't just about a social life and good grades. Check out what sort of careers this subject can lead to.

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Ruscheyne Humphrey

Ruscheyne Humphrey

When I first started the course I was a little unsure if it was right for me, or if I would get through it, but my tutor was absolutely amazing and gave me a lot of support.

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