Hairdressing, Barbering and Beauty

Entry Requirements:

Five GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including English and Maths.

Why Should You Take This Course?

Course content Students will develop an understanding of content relevant to the sector, including, consultation, business practice and, self-development. The specialisms available in the Hairdressing, Barbering and Beauty Therapy T Level are: Barbering

  • Range of barbering techniques to create a variety of styles

  • Shampoo, and condition hair and scalp

  • Provide shaving services

  • Provide lightening, toning and colouring grey hair

  • Cut facial hair into shape using precision techniques

  • Promote a collection of hair looks


  • Use technical, precision and bespoke cutting techniques

  • Shampoo, treat and condition hair and scalp

  • Use a range of styling and finishing techniques

  • Colour hair and carry out colour conversions

  • Straightening and smoothing

  • Promote a collection of hair looks

Beauty Therapy

  • Recommend bespoke treatment plans and experiences

  • Provide hand, nail and foot services

  • Provide hair removal services

  • Perform manual and technical treatments using basic and advanced therapy techniques

  • Make-up looks including eyelashes and eyebrows

How will I be assessed?
The practical elements of this course are timed assessments and linked projects. Other types of assessment include research assignments, formal written question papers, small projects and presentations.
There is a minimum requirement of nine weeks in an industry placement.

Are there any special expenses?
Students are required to purchase a uniform and kit for their chosen subject specialism.

What could I do next?
After completion learners can go into industry and work in their subject specialism. This could be in a salon, barbers, beauty salon or cruise ship.

Course content
You will gain an understanding of the engineering sector covering topics such as customer and client requirements, principles of design, design processes,
and communication.
The core covers relevant maths and science as well as materials, mechanical principles, electrical and electronic principles, and mechatronics. You will also learn about the different engineering sectors, health and safety, project management, quality control, and manufacturing past, present and future.
The course also involves a work placement of about
45 days.

How will I be assessed?
There will be exams for the core components at the end of the first year and an employer-set project devised by the exam board. This consists of a series of different tasks carried out under controlled conditions, allowing you to demonstrate core skills including Research, Design, Planning and Presentation. In the 2nd year, you will complete an externally set assignment.

Are there any special expenses?
As you will be working in the workshop during the course you will need to purchase a set of PPE. You may also be asked to contribute towards the cost of materials.
You will be asked to contribute towards the cost of travel to visit industry settings.

What could I do next?
This T Level will prepare you for entering employment in an engineering setting or going onto a higher-level apprenticeship.

Additional Information

Equivalent to 3 A Levels

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