Hairdressing City and Guilds 

The Hairdressing department at Meadow High School focuses on our learners developing skills and knowledge in a practical skill set. This therefore supports their ability to encounter real life situations and to work in a realistic working environment. We offer the course to the learners in KS4 and KS5.

This course has been created to provide experience to widen basic industry skills, with a focus on communication and client care. This is a bespoke course that develops the pupils’ learning and personal growth in a nurturing and supportive environment. Learners develop excellent communication skills, build practical skills in a multiple sector environment and help them prepare for progression and employment within the hair and beauty sector. These skills can lead to a successful career in the hairdressing industry.

The hairdressing lessons involve interacting with a variety of clients who each have their own likes and dislikes, and an important part of the hairdresser's job is to actively listen to and communicate with each client both verbally and non-verbally.

This course applies to those who have a keen interest in working within the hair and beauty industry.  


  • To gain a greater understanding towards the hair and beauty sector.

  • Being able to present a professional image in the salon. 

  • To gain confidence in shampooing and conditioning the clients hair.

  • To gain understanding of Health and Safety within the hair and beauty sector.

  • to be able to apply basic skincare and the knowledge of the required products.

  • to be able to apply basic manicure and the knowledge of the required products.

  • To be able to style, plait, roller set and twist the hair.

  • to gain employability and personal skills.