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VTCT Level 1 Diploma in Hairdressing (QCF)

Course outline:
This qualification has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills through the following units; introducing you to the hair and beauty industries, how to present a professional image and work with others in the salon. You will be able to work on a salon reception, develop your creative skills in the art of dressing hair and applying temporary colour, how to create a hair and beauty image, provide effective shampooing and conditioning hair, how to display retail stock or the creative art of styling women’s hair.

Underpinning this qualification you will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety whilst working in the hair industry. You will also develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of each unit.

The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills in hairdressing and will provide you with the foundation for further learning. It will also enable you to perform your own services and to assist others in the salon.

Course content:

  • Introduction to the hair and beauty sector
  • Presenting a professional image in a salon
  • The art of dressing hair
  • Follow health and safety in the salon
  • Working withothers in the hair and beauty sector
  • Create a hair and beauty image
  • Colour the hair using temporary colour
  • Salon reception duties
  • Create and maintain retail displays in the salon
  • Shampoo and conditioning
  • Style womens hair
  • Promote products and services to clients in a salon
  • Hair plaiting

Assessment Methods:
Students are continually assessed throughout the course through practical and written tests and assignments.

Further training/development:
This course is suitable if you wish to become a salon assistant, and provides a good introduction for any future level 2 courses in either Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy

Course costs: TBC

Course entry requirements: There are no entry requirements for this course

Course duration: 1 year starting in September

Course dates: TBC

A basic kit and uniform must be purchased for this course.  Please ask for further information.