Qualification Information

VTCT Product Code: AH10503 GLH: 310 Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 600/9308/0 Units: 12 Registration End Date: 30th Sep 2019
Level: 1 Minimum Credits: 34

Additional Information

Guided Learning Hours


The minimum guided learning hours (GLH) to achieve this qualification are 310 GLH.

Primary outcome


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

Overview


The VTCT Level 1 Certificate 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 cover the following: choosing the correct shampoos and conditioners for clients, using temporary colour, styling both men's and women's hair, being effective when working on reception and creating retail displays, introduction to the hair and beauty sector, presenting a professional image and working with others in the salon.

You will also have the opportunity to select optional units from: create a hair and beauty image or create an image using colour for the hair and beauty sector, and, hair plaiting or plaiting and twisting hair.

Throughout this qualification you will gain skills in styling men's and women's hair, shampoo and conditioning, creating and maintaining retail displays and colouring hair using temporary colour. You will also develop your knowledge of health and safety requirements and how to present yourself within the hairdressing industry. These skills and knowledge will prepare you for the next level of 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

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 College
- Farnborough College
- East Kent College



Qualification Structure

Mandatory - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 10 components and earn a minimum of 28 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
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
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
UV30337 A/502/3795 Styling men's hair 1 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
UV10479 Y/600/4875 Create a hair and beauty image 1 3 30
UV30334 T/502/3469 Create an image using colour for the hair and beauty sector Entry 3 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
Cheshire Academy of Hairdressing 07812 566439 Visit website Cheshire - Warrington
Wild About Hair 01803 666478 Visit website Devon - Torbay
Yeovil College - North Dorset Technical College 01747 856010 Visit website Dorset
The Manchester College - Harpurhey Campus 0161 909 6655 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
The Manchester College - Northenden Campus 0161 614 8000 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
Basingstoke College of Technology 01256 354141 Visit website Hampshire
The Isle of Wight College 01983 526631 Visit website Isle of Wight
Trinity College 01634812233 Visit website Kent - Medway
Lily Hair and Beauty Academy 020 3302 0791 Visit website London - Barnet
Positive Pathways Academy 01322 436285 Visit website London - Bexley
West London College 020 7565 1200 Visit website London - Hammersmith and Fulham
City and Islington College 020 7700 9200 Visit website London - Haringey
St Helens College - Town Centre Campus 01744 733766 Visit website Merseyside - St. Helens
Harrogate College 01423 879466 Visit website North Yorkshire
North Shropshire College - Oswestry Campus 01691 688000 Visit website Shropshire
Yeovil College 01935 423921 Visit website Somerset
East Surrey College 01737 772611 Visit website Surrey
Kidderminster College 01562 512022 Visit website Worcestershire
Centre De Formation Aroma +230 57357 972 Visit website Mauritius
Coleg y Cymoedd - Nantgarw 01443 662800 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
Coleg y Cymoedd - Rhondda 01443 663202 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff

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