Hairdressing VTCT (Level 1) Diploma

Hairdressing VTCT (Level 1) Diploma

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Hairdressing VTCT (Level 1) Diploma

This is a vocational qualification designed for learners aged 19 or over, seeking a career as a hair salon assistant.

The units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this specific job role.

The course will develop practical skills, communication and professionalism.

Duration 36 weeks
Study mode Part Time
Start date 02/09/2019
Campus Printworks Campus
Course code 72902-01
Fee £1,400

What you will study

This course includes all the required elements to work as a hairdressing assistant. Mandatory units include;-

  • Working with others in the hair and beauty sector
  • Creating a hair and beauty image
  • Presenting a professional image in a salon
  • Colouring hair using temporary colour
  • Styling women’s hair
  • Styling men’s hair
  • Plaiting and twisting hair
  • Shampooing and conditioning
  • Salon reception duties
  • Creating and maintaining retail displays
  • Introduction to the hair and beauty sector
  • Following health and safety in the salon

Students will have the opportunity to further develop their understanding and skills with the addition of optional specialist units providing flexibility to develop their knowledge.

How you will be assessed

Students will build a portfolio of evidence and be assessed continually throughout the programme.

Practical observations through assessment 

Written assessments include assignments, workbooks and case studies

End of units tests

Entry requirements

Learners will be invited in for an information and interview session on completion of the application form.

Previous employment, life experiences and a good level of maths and English.


Previous attainment of a level 1 qualification would be beneficial and a successful skills test and interview.

Assessment Methods

  • Practical summative and formative assessments
  • Examinations
  • Assignments
  • Portfolio of evidence and development to support showcase your skills in preparation for employment

What's Next?

Learners can go on to the Hairdressing Level 2 course, which will broaden employability and career opportunities.

On successful completion of Level 1 Hairdressing, students could work in a commercial hair salon as an assistant.

Work in retail concession

Campus Locations

Printworks Campus

Hunslet Road
West Yorkshire
LS10 1JY
0113 3861997
Nearest train station
Leeds Central Station, 0.7 MilesWebsite

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