VTCT Diploma , Level 1
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What Our Students Say

“The studying here is really great because we get a lot of industry-standard products, like we’re doing the age of male characters so in our kits we all got three bald caps which obviously gave us one practice and two assessments, and we’re all using the Ben Nye cream paints which are really really good industry-wise, and definitely the airbrushes as well, and we all had a big workshop on the airbrushes so everybody knows how to use theirs, and we all have our own. The thing with this course as well is it gives you a lot of creative freedom, like we all get given a brief but it’s kind of ‘what do you want to do with the brief?’, and having all the products to back that up really helps us achieve that.”


Course Information


Designed to give you a solid foundation for further study in the hair and beauty sector, this Level 1 Diploma is available in a choice of three pathways: Hairdressing, Beauty, or Media Make-up.

Once you have selected your specialism, you will be introduced to the theory, as well as getting creative with hands-on practical assessments to boost your skills and confidence. This Diploma is perfect for those who want to progress to Level 2 study.

Who is this course for?

Passionate 16 – 18-year-old’s who want a career in the Health and Beauty industry.

Course units/modules

This qualification forms a part of fifteen units that will support your practical and theory work.

You can also choose from optional units including: hand and nail care, foot and toenail care, make-up application, skin care, nail art, face painting, blow-drying hair, winding skills, shampooing and conditioning hair, plaiting hair, colouring hair using temporary colour.

Entry requirements

3 GCSE at grade 3 or above to include English or Maths.

Assessment types

The course comprises some practical assessment and theory written assessments.

Course details

Duration: 1 year
Start Date: 16/09/2024
Study Type: Part time
Course Code: 72902-01

Please note that for all courses starting on 9th September, there will be an induction week, WC 2nd September.

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