If you like the sound of working in a hair salon or beauty spa, why not try one of our Hair and Beauty courses? At
Nacro, learning is done in small, practical groups and informal workshops that feel just like the real thing. So
you will get plenty of salon-style experience.

Funding and bursaries

Students under 19 will not have to pay fees providing you are legally in the UK. You may be able to access Bursary funding to help you with travel and meals depending on your personal circumstances.

Students aged over 19 may be eligible for free tuition depending on the course you want to study, your existing qualifications and your financial circumstances. This will be discussed at enrolment.

Entry requirements

No entry requirements but a passion for a career in working in the hair and beauty industry.

What will I learn?

Designed to build on your interest and passion for the hair and beauty industry, an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector is an ideal, practical course which helps you learn about the hair and beauty sector including hair styling.

Work Experience

You will do at least two weeks of work experience to support your studies, gain experience and potentially develop contacts with future employers. Our team will help you secure a work placement and will provide you with everything required for you to attend your placement.


There are a range of units which include:

Introduction to the Hair & Beauty Sector
Presenting a Professional Image in a Salon
Shampoo & Conditioning
Women’s Styling
Create a Hair and Beauty Image


You will be required to complete a range of written assignments. You will also be required to demonstrate some skills using a model whilst being observed by your tutor.

Enrichment Opportunities

There are a variety of enrichment opportunities on offer throughout the year, including trips and external visits.

Career and Progression

Progression to Level 2 Hair and Beauty courses or an Apprenticeship.