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L1 VTCT DIPLOMA IN HAIRDRESSING

VTCT L1 DIPLOMA IN HAIRDRESSING F/T
Start Date 
16 Sep 2019
End Date 
3 Jul 2020
Attendance 
Full Time
NEW DIRECTIONS - VTCT L1 DIPLOMA IN HAIRDRESSING P/T DAY
Start Date 
16 Sep 2019
End Date 
1 Jul 2020
Attendance 
Part Time
Target audience 

This course is for learners 16-18 and 19+ (subject to interview) seeking a career as an employed or self-employed Hairdresser gaining a Level 1 Hairdressing qualification. You will gain confidence when working with clients and develop communication and social skills within a working environment. You must have excellent personal presentation attributes and be able to work well as a team and individually. As part of your qualification you will be required to complete a GCSE or functional skill in Maths or English.

Entry requirements 

Range of GCSEs from D-F (or equivalent qualifications). A successful interview and a reference from previous school or employment or a character reference is required. Applicants must be at least 16 years old.

Course content 

This qualification will prepare you for either an introduction into the hairdressing industry or supervised employment in hairdressing working as an apprentice for further study at Level 2. Learners will develop their skills studying a wide range of units which include:

  • Health and Safety
  • Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector
  • Communication Skills
  • Shampoo and Conditioning
  • Temporary Colour
  • Styling and Dress Hair
  • Reception and Retail
  • Promote Services
  • Plaiting/Twisting Hair

Age 16-18 students are required to study a Maths and English qualification to further develop their skills.

Assessment criteria 

Learners will be assessed in knowledge of theory through assignments, exams and oral questioning. Practical assessments consist of practical examinations on paying clients in a real working environment. Students are required to provide clients for formative and summative practical examination purposes and develop a personal clientele to support their development and training. All hairdressing services will incur a charge. Evidence may also include photographs.

Progression 

Upon gaining this qualification you will then be interviewed for suitability onto the Level 2 Hairdressing course.

Other information 

All learners are required to follow the industry codes of practice for salon dress. Learners will be required to purchase a uniform and a relevant hairdressing kit to support their studies. Financial support is available; see Student Services for details.

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Application & Enrolment

You are able to apply online for all courses, however to complete your course enrolment fully, you will need to have an interview and then be accepted onto a course. The only courses available to enrol online are Full Cost courses, if you wish to enrol on any other course please call into Student Services or call 01429 295000.

Full Cost course fees are inclusive of VAT.

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