VTCT Level 1 Diploma in Hairdressing (Pathway Media Make Up)

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Enhance your clients’ beauty with this programme. You will create a professional portfolio that showcases your work. You will acquire hair styling skills such as winding, plaiting, and colouring using temporary colour. You will deepen your understanding of skincare, foot, and toenail care. Show off your creative flair during the makeup application and nail art modules.


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

  • Design a retail display area in the salon.
  • Provide hair treatments including temporary colour, shampooing, and conditioning.
  • Care for nails, skin, feet, and toenails.
  • Gain hair winding skills using rollers and pins to secure hair.
  • Entry Requirements

    GCSEs at grade 3 or above.

    Career Progression

    Progression may include a level 2 qualification such as Women’s Hairdressing VTCT Diploma, an apprenticeship, or relevant employment.

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    Course Details


    1 year

    Study Type

    Full time

    Start Date


    Course Code


    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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