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

A Hair and Beauty qualification at Level 1 and a grade 2 or above in GCSE English and Maths or E3 Functional Skills.

What will I learn?

This course will involve a lot of practical work to prepare you for employment in the hairdressing industry. You will learn to style and finish hair and how to advise and consult with clients.

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.


Working in the Hair Industry
Follow Health & Safety in Salon
Client Consultation
Shampoo & Condition the Hair and Scalp
The Art of Dressing Hair
The Art of Colouring Hair
Create a Hair and Beauty Image Based on a Theme within the Hair and Beauty Sector.


You will be required to complete a range of written assignments. You will also be required to demonstrate some skills using a model/client 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

Successful completion of the course should enable you to apply for general employment in hairdressing salons or progress to a Level 3 course or Apprenticeship in Hairdressing.