Entry 3 – An Introduction to the hair and beauty sector Award – VTCT

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This course will provide you with the basic skills and knowledge needed to start a career in the hair and beauty industry. There are no formal exams, instead, you will be assessed by collecting evidence and building a portfolio of your work that you can take into the industry. Following this course, you will be able to decide which area you would like to specialise in whether that is hair styling or beauty therapy.

Progression from this qualification may include a higher level accredited qualification. This course has various start dates throughout the year.

Course Information

We’re pretty sure that you know exactly what a hairdresser is. Also known as
hairstylists, they specialise in cutting, colouring and styling people’s hair in
a way that complements their features such as skin complexion and face shape in
order to enhance their overall appearance.


There is so much more to being a hairdresser than just cutting or styling
hair. The basic hairdresser job description includes responsibilities beyond
hair treatments such as maintaining the cleanliness of the salon and equipment,
looking after the inventory of hair products, collecting payments and ensuring
that the clients receive exemplary customer service in an orderly and timely
manner.

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Who is this course for?

This course is an introduction to hairdressing. It will give anyone with limited experience or knowledge of the hair and beauty industry and a clear insight into what you need to do to become a hairdresser. You will learn the skills required to assist the stylist in their role and carry out treatments within a commercial salon environment.

This course also supports you in developing your self-esteem and includes careers guidance and skills such as how to apply for jobs and do well in an interview.

Benefits / Skills

  • Salon reception duties
  • Shampoo and conditioning hair
  • Blow drying
  • Styling hair
  • Health and safety
  • Plaiting hair

Assessment Types

You will be assessed by online, portfolio and practical assessments.

Career Progression

Progression from this qualification may include a higher level accredited qualifications including Levels 2 and 3. You will also be able to apply your skills and knowledge working as:

  • Beauty assistant
  • Hairdressing assistant
  • Hair stylist
  • Hairdresser

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Course Details

Duration

10 weeks

Study Type

Part time

Start Date

09/01/2023

Course Code

78350-15

Course Fee (Adult)

£390   You may be entitled to support with fees. Click here for more info.

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