Level 1 (NVQ/SVQ) Certificate in Hairdressing and Barbering Candidate Handbook

Complete support for Level 1 with a fully updated Candidate Handbook to inspire your learners at the start of their exciting new career


Fully updated to reflect the 2009 Standards from Habia, this new edition of the bestselling Candidate Handbook is an essential companion for anyone working towards the Level 1 NVQ or SVQ with any awarding body (such as City & Guilds and VTCT).

We are aware of the changes to the Level 1 Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy qualifications and have you fully supported.  Contact you local Consultant to discuss resourcing at Level 1. 

All about hair
The workplace environment:
G20 Make sure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety
G2 Assist with salon reception duties
G3 Contribute to the development of effective working relationships Practical skills:
GH1 Shampoo and condition hair GH2 Blow dry hair
GH3 Prepare for hair services and maintain work areas
GH4 Assist with hair colouring services
GH5 Assist with perming hair services
GH6 Plait and twist hair using basic techniques
GH7 Remove hair extensions
GB1 Assist with shaving services

  • Covers all mandatory and optional Level 1 Hairdressing and Barbering units, ensuring you have all the underpinning knowledge and technical guidance you need.
  • Each unit is broken down into bite-sized topics and presented in page spreads making content and key terminology even more accessible and visually appealing.
  • A colourful new page design packed with glossy new step-by-step photos will really inspire and motivate new learners.
  • Caters for diverse learning needs and difficulties, such as dyslexia, whilst also providing 'Get ahead' features to stretch those candidates hoping to progress to Level 2.
  • Lots of practical activities and questions help you to check your knowledge and prepare for assessment.
  • Includes a motivational forward written by Andrew Barton, International Creative Director for Saks Hair &a Beauty.
Part of NVQ/SVQ Hairdressing (2009)

Product details

Production date:April 2009