T-levels last two years and you’ll be awarded one of four overall grades, ranging from distinction* to a pass. If you achieve the very top grade, you will have the equivalent of three A*s at A-Level.

Like all other T-Levels, the hair course will include a mixture of classroom learning and "on-the-job" experience.


The T-Level course in hair, beauty and aesthetics will include the following compulsory elements: 

 ≠ A technical qualification which will include: 

- Core theory (how the sector operates, regulatory requirements, health and safety, sales and marketing, the client journey, client consultation).

- Specialist skills and knowledge in hairdressing, barbering or beauty therapy.

 A relevant and meaningful work placement with an employer of 315 hours (approximately 45 days) – either in a block or as day release or a mix of both

 Core English, maths and digital skills: by the end of the programme learners will need to have achieved level 2 English and maths (Grade 4).

 Transferable skills for use in the workplace.