VTCT Level 1 Diploma in Hairdressing


This qualification has been designed to prepare you for employment as a supervised assistant/apprentice or for further learning in the hairdressing and beauty therapy industries within college.

What are the entry requirements?

A minimum of two GCSEs at grades A - G or grades 9 - 1 and a willingness to learn. You will be required to attend an interview and a diagnostic assessment for Literacy and Numeracy which will enable us to place you on the right course.

How will I learn?

You will learn by working in a realistic salon environment at your own pace. Before practical work begins you will study the underpinning knowledge required through assignment work and your tutors will demonstrate the skills necessary.

How will I be assessed?

All the practical work is assessed in salon on clients and practical and oral questions prove knowledge. There are assignments and written tests. A portfolio of evidence is built up throughout the course.

What opportunities will this lead to?

Students can progress on to:

• Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing
• Level 2 Diploma in Barbering
• Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy General
• Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-up

Progression is based on aptitude and a successful interview.

How long is the course?

Full-time over one year.

Are there any additional costs?

Recommended apps for digital media and hand held devices, approximately £3. There are free E Books available to assist you with your study at College.

You may be eligible for help with any costs ? please speak to Student Services

This is a professional qualification and as such there is a very strict salon dress code to follow. This consists of a black/red tunic, black trousers and low heeled closed toe shoes. (The uniform to be purchased through college at a discounted price £65). Examples of appropriate footwear can be shown to you at interview. There will also be a hairdressing kit to purchase that will be compulsory to bring to all lessons (costs in the region of £115). This kit contains specific equipment that must be brought to every session. It is ordered via the College and full instructions on how to obtain, will be given at interview or will be sent to you when you are offered of a place on the course.

Can I get more information?

For more information please contact us:
T: 01229 825017
E: info@furness.ac.uk

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