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Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy & Wellbeing

Diploma in Hairdressing - G022

Conway Park Full Time Level 1 Duration 36 weeks

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If you are interested in this course after September, please contact the Student Adviser on 551 7777. This course provides you with an introduction to the hairdressing industry.

Course Details

The primary outcome of the VTCT Level 1 Diploma in Hairdressing is to prepare you to progress to the next level of vocational learning. All the units within this qualification directly relate to the hairdressing industry. The units in this qualification include: introducing you to the hair and beauty industries, how to present a professional image and working with others in the salon, salon reception, develop your creative skills in the art of dressing hair, applying temporary colour, create a hair and beauty image, provide effective shampooing and conditioning hair, how to display retail stock and the creative art of styling women's hair. Throughout this qualification you will develop your skills of shampooing, blow-drying and styling women's hair. You will also develop your knowledge of different hair types and health and safety requirements and how to present yourself within the hairdressing industry. You will learn how to section hair effectively and how to apply temporary colour. These skills and knowledge will together prepare you for the next level of vocational study. You will cover the following:

  • Shampooing & conditioning
  • Introduction to styling hair
  • Health and Safety

You will also spend time in the Salon Reception area taking responsibility for the clients entering and leaving the salon. Work experience with our college technicians

During your course there will be opportunities for attending National shows and exhibitions.

Entry Guidelines
  • This is a study programme for students that are 16-18 years.
  • A Relevant Entry Level qualification or 3 GCSEs at Grade 2/E or above.
  • You need to have a genuine interest in Hairdressing.
  • An ability to communicate one to one e.g. to a tutor or client and to follow verbal instructions from a tutor or client.
  • You need the skills for working with customers e.g. helping to put on a gown and directing the client to the appropriate salon and workstation.
  • You must be prepared to give and receive treatments to/from other students on your course.
  • Satisfactory interview, assessment and reference or school report.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Equipment Required

You will need to provide your own equipment and uniform. Approximate cost £90.

Assessment Method

Practical assessment tests are carried out and written work will be completed. In addition to this there are VTCT online exams that you must sit.

Additional Information

An interview for all candidates will be arranged with a member of the teaching team where you will have an opportunity to discuss the course and your individual needs. You will also undertake a skills test to allow us to assess your dexterity.


Are you aged 16-18?
Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds

  • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
  • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A* - C in English and maths (grade 4 or above)
  • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, trips
  • Where can I progress to?

    This qualification could lead to Level 2 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing.

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    Starting 1st September 2020 - Ending - 22nd June 2021REF G022M001

    If you are aged 16-18:

    This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £450.00

    Please see our fees & discounts leaflet.

    This course is FREE if you are aged 19+ and are unemployed/in receipt of eligible benefits, or in work earning less than £18,135 annual gross salary. If you are aged 19-23 and have not already achieved a full level 2 qualification this course is FREE. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2020-21.


    Planned Timetable

    Day Times Campus
    Wednesday 09:00 — 14:30 Conway Park
    Thursday 09:15 — 12:15 Conway Park
    Starting 1st September 2020 - Ending - 22nd June 2021REF G022M002

    If you are aged 16-18:

    This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £450.00

    Please see our fees & discounts leaflet.

    This course is FREE if you are aged 19+ and are unemployed/in receipt of eligible benefits, or in work earning less than £18,135 annual gross salary. If you are aged 19-23 and have not already achieved a full level 2 qualification this course is FREE. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2020-21.


    Planned Timetable

    Day Times Campus
    Tuesday 10:00 — 15:30 Conway Park
    Thursday 09:00 — 12:00 Conway Park

    For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services via our online enquiry form

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