VTCT Level 1 Diploma in Hairdressing (Pathway Hairdressing)

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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.

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.

Assessment Types

The course comprises some practical assessment and theory written assessments.

Entry Requirements

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

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Course Details


1 year

Study Type

Part time

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Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Facts

Labour Market

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

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