City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma | Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector


Here at Sutton and District Hair Academy we have a live working salon with highly trained staff who are passionate about the industry. We also boast a large and growing clientele who are happy to model for all our learners.

City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma | Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector

Level 1 is ideal if you’re just starting out in hair and beauty and want an understanding of the industry – enough to succeed in a job in the area or to move on to further study.

You’ll cover topics including:

  • hand care, skin care, nail art and shampooing
  • make up application and face painting
  • Women’s hair styling
  • using colour to create an image.

For these qualifications you’ll complete practical demonstrations and assignments.

The Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector qualifications provides the skills needed to become a salon assistant

Following completion of these qualifications, you can progress onto a Level 1 or Level 2 NVQ or VRQ Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy.

Course Duration

12 Months

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements. We have an open door policy and you will be invited to undertake an initial assessment to help you choose what best suits your requirements.

Next Steps

You could progress to a Level 2 Diploma or an Apprenticeship.


Student Testimonial

“I joined Sutton District Training in September to attend the Multi Skills course. Soon after I found that it wasn’t for me so the staff there who were very supportive helped me change my vocation.


I changed to hairdressing to see if I would enjoy it. Surprisingly I really loved it.

My tutor arranges for Hairdressing Industry people to come into the college and talk to us about the profession. Frank Di Lusso can to deliver a workshop on Industry expectations and sourcing apprenticeships.

He was impressed with my attitude and offered me a trial in his salon, I am now employed there. Sutton District Training staff are so helpful and have helped me find my dream job.”