VTCT Level 1 Diploma in Hairdressing (Pathway Beauty)

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This programme is a thing of beauty. You will cover haircare, skincare, makeup, and customer service. You will be taught how to blow-dry hair using industry standard tools and techniques. You’ll also learn how to face paint, and how to care for hands and nails. Throughout the course, you will also focus on creating an image for your clients


Who is this course for?

If you’re in year 11 or 12 and are looking to take the next steps towards your career these courses are for you. Our vast selection of vocational courses span a range of subjects and combine academic study with practical skills. Study in industry standard facilities and use our industry links to prepare for progression.

Benefits / Skills

  • Blow-dry hair effectively to add volume and texture.
  • Care for hands and nails.
  • Create a hair and beauty image using colour.
  • Use face painting techniques and application
  • Entry Requirements

    GCSEs at grade 3 or above and to have successfully completed Hair and Beauty Skills VTCT Award Level 1.

    Career Progression

    Progression may include further learning such as the Hair and Beauty Skills VTCT Diploma Level 1, Hair and Beauty Skills VTCT Certificate Level 2, or relevant employment.

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    Course Details


    1 year

    Study Type

    Full time

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    Course Fee (16-18)

    No fee

    Course Facts


    English and maths will be built into your course if your grades are below 4. |Take advantage of our strong links with leading employers Wella, Goddess Electrical, HD Brows, Sterex, Urban Decay, Treasure House of Makeup, Nouveau, and Dermalogica.

    Extra Curriculum

    Our practical rooms have been specially designed and built by experienced consultants to provide the college with first class commercial salons for hair and beauty therapy and makeup studios for media makeup.

    Labour Market

    By 2024, the hairdressing and barber sector in Leeds is predicted to grow by 3.3%. (EMSI, 2019)

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