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Course Overview

This programme aims to develop and improve “soft skills”, essential to your confidence and self-esteem, alongside gaining knowledge and understanding of the opportunities you can pursue to progress into a career in the hair and beauty sector.

The course has been designed to be taught in a classroom environment with a combination of delivery methods including presentations and interactive activities, there will be 1:1 support from the tutor alongside working with your peers.

Learners will have the opportunity to assess the impact of the programme by revisiting their goals, and creating a personal development plan on how they will:

  • Gain employment
  • Start own business
  • Receive more responsibility at work
  • Gain a pay rise
  • Obtain promotion

What will I learn?

Our introduction to self-employment course includes the following units/topics: 

  • Recognising confident thinking/behaviour
  • Becoming more aware of the impact of low-confidence
  • Understanding how self-confidence/self-esteem are related
  • Becoming aware of own confidence levels
  • Understanding/applying a range of confidence improvement techniques
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the role within the hair and beauty sector
  • Identify different types of settings within the hair & beauty sector
  • Understand communication techniques within hair and beauty settings
  • Principles of Business in the Hair and Beauty Sector
  • Business Communications and information in the hair and beauty sector
  • Upholding excellent customer service standards in the hair beauty sector
  • Solving Problems and making decisions


This course is government-funded, and you must meet the following criteria to be able to study for free: 

  • You must currently live in West Yorkshire (Courses to be held at LCG Hair & Beauty Academies based in Huddersfield and Leeds)
  • You must have been resident in the UK/EU for 3+ years for purposes other than study 
  • You must be over the age of 19

Progress you career in hair & beauty

This course could lead you into further study within the hair and beauty sector or you may wish to use the knowledge and skills you have gained to consider setting up your own business or progressing within your current role.



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