If you like the sound of working in a hair salon or beauty spa, why not do 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’ll get plenty of salon-style experience.

Age groups

14-16, 16-18, 19+

What courses can I choose?

CourseLevelQualificationAwarding body
CourseLevelQualificationAwarding body
Introduction to the Hair and Beauty SectorE3Award or certificateCity & Guilds
Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector1Award, certificate or diplomaCity & Guilds
Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector2Award, certificate or diplomaCity & Guilds
Certificate in Hair Services2Award, certificate or diplomaCity & Guilds
Certificate in Creative Hair and Beauty Studies2Award, certificate or diplomaCity & Guilds

What will I learn?

  • Hand care, skin care, nail art and shampooing
  • Make up and face painting
  • Women’s hair styling
  • Using colour to create an image

What qualification will I have?

Depending on which course you take, you’ll have an award, certificate or diploma.

How do I complete the course?

You’ll be assessed through practical skills and assignments.

What can I do next?

With your qualification, you can apply for jobs including:

  • hairdresser
  • hair and beauty stylist
  • nail bar technician
  • make up artist
  • spa therapist

Alternatively you can take a related course at a higher level or apply for an apprenticeship in a related work area.