Hairdressing, Barbering and Beauty

Entry Requirements:

Five GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, Including English and Maths at Grade 4

Why Should You Take This Course?

This course is designed to focus on a broad range of input relating directly to industry. Suitable for anyone wanting a career in the hairdressing, barbering and beauty therapy. Completing this course can support your entry to higher education.

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:


  • 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.

Additional Information

Equivalent to 3 A Levels

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