VTCT Level 1 Diploma in Hairdressing (ages 19+) (Full-Time)

Course Overview

The VTCT Level 1 Diploma in Hairdressing is a full-time one-year further education course. It covers styling, setting and blow-drying skills. You will also learn how to colour, shampoo and condition hair. Additionally, you’ll study basic salon health and safety, retail, reception skills and customer care. This is located in the Hairdressing and Applied Therapies (HAT) department.

  • Entry Requirements

    Interview prior to enrolment. Learners must be aged 19 or over and have achieved at least 2 GCSEs at grades D or above.

  • Career Prospects

    This qualification will allow learners to continue their studies to Level 2 Hairdressing and/or advanced skills courses.

  • Assessment

    Assessment methods include: observation of practical work, written assignments, oral questioning, written end of unit tests. You will need to bring clients in for assessments. Additionally, you will have homework to complete which includes compiling a portfolio of evidence, completing workbooks and practising skills.

  • Additional Costs

    Learners will be required to purchase a kit and uniform, and access to a camera (not a mobile phone) would be an advantage for portfolio documentation. Kit: £199 Uniform: £32 Consumables: £35 The above amounts are based on current prices and may be subject to change.

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Course Length

1 year