Qualification Information

VTCT Product Code: AH10238 GLH: 338 - 358 Age Restriction: 14
Qualification Number: 600/1180/4 Units: 13 - 16 Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2019
Level: 1 Minimum Credits: 39

Additional Information

Guided Learning Hours


The minimum guided learning hours (GLH) to achieve this qualification is 338 GLH.

Primary outcome


The primary outcome of the VTCT Level 1 Diploma in Hairdressing is to prepare you to progress to the next level of vocational learning. All the units within this qualification directly relate to the hairdressing industry.

Overview


The VTCT Level 1 Diploma in Hairdressing is a qualification that has been designed to introduce you to the complete range of practical hairdressing skills and will act as the foundation for you to progress onto the next level of vocational learning at level 2. Entry onto this qualification can be via previous attainment of an Entry Level qualification in hairdressing and/or a successful skills test and interview.

The units in this qualification include: introducing you to the hair and beauty industries, how to present a professional image and working with others in the salon, salon reception, develop your creative skills in the art of dressing hair, applying temporary colour, create a hair and beauty image, provide effective shampooing and conditioning hair, how to display retail stock and the creative art of styling women's hair.

You will also select two optional units from a range which includes: plaiting hair or plaiting and twisting hair, head massage, promoting products and services to clients, and styling and finishing African type hair and men's hair.

Throughout this qualification you will develop your skills of shampooing, blow-drying and styling women's hair. You will also develop your knowledge of different hair types and health and safety requirements and how to present yourself within the hairdressing industry. You will learn how to section hair effectively and how to apply temporary colour. These skills and knowledge will together prepare you for the next level of vocational study.

What could this qualification lead to?


This qualification will prepare you to progress to the next level of vocational learning at level 2, specifically you will be able to undertake:

- VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing
- VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing (Combined Hair Types)
- VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering
- VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing
- VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Women's and Men's Hairdressing
- VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Barbering
- VTCT Level 2 Diploma in African Caribbean Hairdressing

This is one of two VTCT qualifications in hairdressing at level 1 that will prepare you for study at Level 2. At 338 GLH this qualification is larger than the VTCT Level 1 Certificate in Hairdressing Studies at 310 GLH. Whilst both qualifications will develop your hairdressing knowledge and skills to prepare you to progress to the next level, this qualification requires you to achieve more units, which will provide you with a broader foundation for your future career path in hairdressing, barbering or unisex hairdressing.

Who supports this qualification?


This qualification has been reviewed and supported by a number of training providers who recognise this qualification as being valuable in supporting progression to Level 2 qualifications in the hairdressing sector. The training providers that have supported this qualification include:

- Ashton Community Science College
- Farnborough College of Technology
- East Kent College



Qualification Structure

Mandatory - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 11 components and earn a minimum of 33 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UV10343 R/502/3981 Introduction to the hair and beauty sector 1 3 25
UV10344 Y/502/3982 Presenting a professional image in a salon 1 3 25
UV10345 Y/502/3979 The art of dressing hair 2 5 30
UV10477 A/600/6327 Follow health and safety in the salon 1 3 22
UV10478 H/600/6323 Working with others in the hair and beauty sector 1 2 19
UV10479 Y/600/4875 Create a hair and beauty image 1 3 30
UV10480 R/600/4874 Colour hair using temporary colour 1 3 30
UV10481 R/600/6334 Salon reception duties 1 3 22
UV10482 Y/600/6335 Create and maintain retail displays in the salon 1 2 17
UV30336 L/502/3753 Shampoo and conditioning Entry 3 3 30
UV30338 F/502/3796 Styling women's hair 1 3 30

Optional - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 2 components and earn a minimum of 6 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UV20492 T/600/8769 Promote products and services to clients in a salon 2 3 28
UV20513 L/600/8535 Provide scalp massage services 2 4 33
UV20514 T/600/8531 Style and finish African type hair 2 5 45
UV30337 A/502/3795 Styling men's hair 1 3 30
UV30341 R/502/3804 Hair plaiting Entry 3 3 30
UV30342 Y/502/3805 Plaiting and twisting hair 1 3 30

*For full details of the Rules of Combination for this qualification please see the Qualification Specification/Record of Assessment book.

Documents


*To find specifications for individual units, click on the "Structure" tab of your chosen qualification, select the unit code in the left hand column and on the new page click on the "Download unit book" tab under the unit title.

Centres approved to run this qualification

VTCT accredits centres to offer our qualifications, but cannot advise which centres are running particular courses at any time. Please contact the centre directly to find out if they currently offering your chosen qualification.

NB: The location displayed for each centre is based upon the centre's main address. The location displayed is not necessarily the only location that the centre can deliver VTCT qualifications from. For further information on a centre's delivery capabilities please select the centre's website address.

Centre Name Telephone Website Location
Renaissance Hair and Beauty Centre +357 245343282 Visit website Cyprus
Cedars Upper School 01525 219300 Visit website Bedfordshire - Central Bedfordshire
Central Bedfordshire College - Dunstable Campus 01582 477776 Visit website Bedfordshire - Central Bedfordshire
Barnfield College 01582 569500 Visit website Bedfordshire - Luton
Newbury College 01635 584500 Visit website Berkshire - West Berkshire
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College - Filton Campus 0117 909 2357 Visit website Bristol, City of
Aylesbury College 01296 588588 Visit website Buckinghamshire
Lord Grey School 01908 626110 Visit website Buckinghamshire - Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes College 01908 637238 Visit website Buckinghamshire - Milton Keynes
Stanground Academy 01733 821430 Visit website Cambridgeshire - Peterborough
Cheshire College – South & West 01270 654654 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire East
Macclesfield College 01625 410000 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire East
Warrington & Vale Royal College - Hartford 01606 74444 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire West and Chester
Truro - Penwith College 01736 335000 Visit website Cornwall
Truro College 01872 267000 Visit website Cornwall
Carlisle College 01228 822700 Visit website Cumbria
Furness College 01229 825017 Visit website Cumbria
East Midlands College of Beauty & Complementary Therapies 01332 368333 Visit website Derbyshire - Derby
The Kingsmead School 07812 300451 Visit website Derbyshire - Derby
Newton Abbot College 01626 883192 Visit website Devon
Wild About Hair 01803 666478 Visit website Devon - Torbay
Weymouth College 01305 761100 Visit website Dorset
Yeovil College - North Dorset Technical College 01747 856010 Visit website Dorset
The Bournemouth and Poole College of FE 01202 205205 Visit website Dorset - Bournemouth
Darlington College 01325 503072 Visit website Durham - Darlington
Hartlepool College of Further Education 01429 295111 Visit website Durham - Hartlepool
Stockton Riverside College 01642 865400 Visit website Durham - Stockton-on-Tees
Sussex Downs College - Eastbourne Campus 0303 003 9300 Visit website East Sussex
Bridge Training 01452 411112 Visit website Gloucestershire
Newall Green High School - Sixth Form Centre 0161 413 8839 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
Stockport College 0161 296 5000 Visit website Greater Manchester - Stockport
Academy at No. 5 01329 286250 Visit website Hampshire
AHEd - Peter Symonds College 01962 886166 Visit website Hampshire
Andover College (A Campus of Sparsholt College) 01264 360000 Visit website Hampshire
Basingstoke College of Technology 01256 354141 Visit website Hampshire
Cordelias Salon and Training Academy 01489 880916 Visit website Hampshire
Farnborough College of Technology 01252 407208 Visit website Hampshire
Havant & South Downs College 023 9279 7995 Visit website Hampshire
Highbury College 023 9238 3131 Visit website Hampshire - Portsmouth
Bitterne Park School 023 8032 5200 Visit website Hampshire - Southampton
Oaklands College 01727 737000 Visit website Hertfordshire
Westfield Academy 01923 231560 Visit website Hertfordshire
The Isle of Wight College 01983 526631 Visit website Isle of Wight
Canterbury College 01227 811111 Visit website Kent
The Holmesdale School 01634 240416 Visit website Kent
The John Wallis Church of England Academy 01233 623465 Visit website Kent
The Towers School and 6th Form Centre 01233 653531 Visit website Kent
Carnforth High School 01524 732424 Visit website Lancashire
Preston's College 01772 225001 Visit website Lancashire
Countesthorpe Leysland Community College 0116 277 1555 Visit website Leicestershire
Loughborough College 01509 215831 Visit website Leicestershire
Boston College 01205 365701 Visit website Lincolnshire
Boston College Spalding 01775 715880 Visit website Lincolnshire
Grantham College 01476 400226 Visit website Lincolnshire
University Academy Holbeach 01406 423042 Visit website Lincolnshire
North Lindsey College 01724 281111 Visit website Lincolnshire - North Lincolnshire
Ghost Academy 020 8590 4938 Visit website London - Barking and Dagenham
Lily Hair and Beauty Academy 020 3302 0791 Visit website London - Barnet
St James' Catholic High School 020 8358 2800 Visit website London - Barnet
College of North West London 0208 208 5879 Visit website London - Brent
TLT Academy Ltd 020 8462 3662 Visit website London - Bromley
Insights School and Skills Academy 020 8840 9099 Visit website London - Ealing
Shooters Hill Sixth Form College 0208 319 9700 Visit website London - Greenwich
West London College 020 7565 1200 Visit website London - Hammersmith and Fulham
City and Islington College 020 7700 9200 Visit website London - Haringey
HCUC Harrow 020 8909 6451 Visit website London - Harrow
Park Academy 01895 430066 Visit website London - Hillingdon
The Harefield Academy 07956 877012 Visit website London - Hillingdon
South Thames College - Merton Campus 020 8918 7272 Visit website London - Merton
New City College - Redbridge Campus 020 8548 7400 Visit website London - Redbridge
Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service 020 8496 2974 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
Waltham Forest College 020 8501 8120 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
South Thames College 020 8918 7702 Visit website London - Wandsworth
St Helens College - Knowsley Campus 0151 477 5850 Visit website Merseyside - Knowsley
North Liverpool Academy 0151 260 4044 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
The City of Liverpool College 0151 252 1515 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
Es Paradis College of Nails, Beauty Therapy & Hairdressing 07709 417132 Visit website Merseyside - St. Helens
St Helens College - Town Centre Campus 01744 733766 Visit website Merseyside - St. Helens
Beechwood Community Trust 0151 677 8008 Visit website Merseyside - Wirral
Diss High School 01379 642424 Visit website Norfolk
Springwood High School 01553 773393 Visit website Norfolk
Scarborough TEC 01472 311222 Visit website North Yorkshire
North Nottinghamshire College 01909 504504 Visit website Nottinghamshire
Abingdon and Witney College - Abingdon Campus 01235 216220 Visit website Oxfordshire
Abingdon and Witney College - Witney Campus 01235 216220 Visit website Oxfordshire
Banbury and Bicester College part of Activate Learning 0808 168 6626 Visit website Oxfordshire
City of Oxford College part of Activate Learning 01865 550550 Visit website Oxfordshire
Shrewsbury Colleges Group 01743 342342 Visit website Shropshire
Yeovil College 01935 423921 Visit website Somerset
Weston College 01934 411411 Visit website Somerset - North Somerset
RNN Group - Dearne Valley College 01709 513333 Visit website South Yorkshire - Rotherham
Burton and South Derbyshire College 01283 494774 Visit website Staffordshire
Buxton and Leek College - Leek Campus 0800 074 0099 Visit website Staffordshire
South Staffordshire College - Tamworth Campus 01827 310202 Visit website Staffordshire
E.Quality Training 01782 620003 Visit website Staffordshire - Stoke-on-Trent
Stoke on Trent College - Cauldon Campus 01782 208208 Visit website Staffordshire - Stoke-on-Trent
Lowestoft College 01502 525005 Visit website Suffolk
East Surrey College 01737 772611 Visit website Surrey
1st Degree training / Neeta Ltd 0191 4479844 Visit website Tyne and Wear - Newcastle upon Tyne
Boldon School 0191 536 2176 Visit website Tyne and Wear - South Tyneside
Ormiston Forge Academy 01384 566598 Visit website West Midlands - Sandwell
Sandwell College of Further and Higher Education 0121 556 6000 Visit website West Midlands - Sandwell
Solihull College 0121 678 7000 Visit website West Midlands - Solihull
Solihull College - Simon Paul Hair 0121 678 7176 Visit website West Midlands - Solihull
Northbrook Metropolitan College 01903 273054 Visit website West Sussex
Hair Academy by TGI Ltd 01274 505705 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
Leeds City College - Keighley Campus 01535 685000 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
Kirklees College - Dewsbury Centre 01924 465916 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Kirklees College - Huddersfield Centre 01484 437000 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
The Link Training Academy 01484 425500 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Dimensions Training Solutions 01132451070 Visit website West Yorkshire - Leeds
Leeds City College - The Printworks Campus 0113 284 6362 Visit website West Yorkshire - Leeds
Room: 97 Creative Hairdressing 01924 339172 Visit website West Yorkshire - Wakefield
Wakefield College 01924 789789 Visit website West Yorkshire - Wakefield
Swindon College 01793 491591 Visit website Wiltshire
Evesham College part of WCG 01386 712604 Visit website Worcestershire
Kidderminster College 01562 512022 Visit website Worcestershire
Malvern Hills College part of WCG 01684 58471 Visit website Worcestershire
Guernsey College of Further Education 01481 737500 Visit website Guernsey
Athlone Community Training Centre +353 90 649 2170 Visit website Ireland
Big Apple Academy +353 86 3618851 Visit website Ireland
M-Academy +356 79255110 Visit website Malta
South Eastern Regional College - Bangor Campus 028 9127 6600 Visit website Ards and North Down
South Eastern Regional College - Lisburn Campus 028 9266 7725 Visit website Lisburn and Castlereagh
South Eastern Regional College - Downpatrick Campus 028 4461 5815 Visit website Newry, Mourne and Down
North East Scotland College - Fraserburgh Campus 0300 330 5550 Visit website Aberdeenshire
Laureate Le Beauty Training +27 11 618 4623 Visit website South Africa
British School of Hair +34 602 449 820 Visit website Spain
Bridgend College 01656 302302 Visit website Bridgend
Coleg Y Cymoedd - Ystrad Mynach 01443 816888 Visit website Cardiff
Coleg Cambria - Deeside Campus 0300 303 0007 Visit website Flintshire
Neath Port Talbot College - Coleg Castell Nedd Port Talbot 01639 648200 Visit website Neath Port Talbot
Utopia Academy 01834 860000 Visit website Pembrokeshire
NPTC Group - Brecon 0845 408 6400 Visit website Powys
NPTC Group - Newtown 0845 408 6200 Visit website Powys
Coleg y Cymoedd - Aberdare 01685 887500 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
Coleg y Cymoedd - Nantgarw 01443 662800 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
Coleg y Cymoedd - Rhondda 01443 663202 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
The College Merthyr Tydfil 01685 726000 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
Ty Gwallt - House of Hair 01443 773128 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
Coleg Cambria - Yale Campus 0300 30 30 007 Visit website Wrexham
St Christopher's School 01978 346910 Visit website Wrexham

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