City & Guilds Level 1 NVQ Certificate
in Hairdressing and Barbering

Course Content

Mandatory units:

  • Make sure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety
  • Contribute to the development of effective working relationships
  • Shampoo and condition hair
  • Prepare for hair services and maintain work areas


Optional units:

  • Blow dry hair
  • Plait and twist hair using basic techniques

Who is the course for?

Level 1 NVQ Certificate in hairdressing and barbering qualification is the beginning of a career in hairdressing, an industry that is ever-changing and has no boundaries to success. Your qualification will introduce you to the basic elements that you need to and enable you to work on a range of practical skills in a real working environment.

Assessment Method

To gain this qualification you will need to show plenty of evidence that you have undertaken each unit. It is a practical qualification, so each learner gets through grounding in all the skill areas by a qualified tutor who will assess you using:

  • Observations -direct observation by your tutor watching you produce work
  • Oral questions – direct questions asked by your tutor to check your understanding
  • Written questions – questions you must answer in order to check your understanding of the subject area
  • Mandatory written paper – a written test paper that must be taken under controlled conditions.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification; however the course requires a degree of personal responsibility and the ability to work as part of a team.

Future Opportunities

On completion of this course learners will gain a qualification in City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Hairdressing and Barbering and then be able to progress on City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing or employment.

When the course is run?

Monday and Tuesday 9am – 4pm

For more information visit www.greenbankcollege.org.uk