Qualification Information

VTCT Product Code: AH30239 GLH: 422 - 502 Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 600/1482/9 Units: 8 - 20 Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2020
Level: 3 Minimum Credits: 52

Additional Information

Who is this qualification for?



The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing is a technical level qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed hairdresser/stylist. This qualification is based on Hairdressing National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK's lead hairdressing professional association (The Hairdressing Council) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a senior hairdresser/stylist. Learners should hold a Level 2 qualification in hairdressing prior to undertaking this qualification.

Why is this qualification most suitable?



This qualification forms part of a suite of VTCT hairdressing qualifications. At 422-502 guided learning hours (GLH), this qualification is larger than the VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies. Whilst both qualifications qualify learners to become senior hairdressers/stylists, this qualification in Women's Hairdressing requires learners to achieve more units and to develop a greater breadth of technical skills.

Hence, this qualification is most suitable for learners who wish to focus the majority of their Study Programme on hairdressing. In contrast, the Hairdressing Studies qualification is more suited to learners who wish to undertake a Level 3 hairdressing qualification alongside other smaller qualifications.

What does this qualification cover?



This qualification has been specifically designed for the 16-19 age group, builds on existing knowledge and understanding of hairdressing and will develop an enhanced repertoire of technical skills to prepare learners for employment as a senior hairdresser/stylist. Learners will have their hairdressing skills assessed in a real or realistic working environment.

The qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as an advanced hairdresser/stylist including: health and safety; client consultation; advanced cutting; styling and colouring techniques and; selling products and services to clients. These units are all mandatory.

Learners will further develop their understanding and skills by selecting a number of optional specialist units which include: hair colour correction and specialist scalp services; bridal hairstyling; marketing for the hair and beauty sector; hair extension services; and relaxing African type hair - the full list of optional units is presented in the learner Record of Assessment book (RoA) (specification). This qualification's structure provides learners with the flexibility to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills depending upon their designated career pathway as a senior hairdresser/stylist.


What could this qualification lead to?



Learners who complete this qualification are eligible to become a State Registered Hairdresser (SRH) with The Hairdressing Council.

Career opportunities as an advanced hairdresser/senior stylist exist in a variety of contexts, including:

- Commercial salons
- Specialist African type hair salons
- Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
- Product manufacturing and training
- Television, film, theatre and media
- Armed services
- HM prison service
- Cruise liners
- Hospitals/care homes

Whilst this qualification's primary purpose is to prepare learners for employment as a senior hairdresser/stylist, learners may choose to further develop their knowledge and skills by undertaking advanced specialist qualifications at Level 4, including:

- VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Salon Management
- VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management
- VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Specialist Hair and Scalp Services
- VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Hair Colour Correction
- VTCT Level 4 Award in Advanced Hair Styling



Qualification Structure

Mandatory Units - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 6 components and earn a minimum of 37 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UV30435 J/601/5337 Promote and sell products and services to clients 3 4 34
UV30491 R/600/8780 Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon 3 4 29
UV30495 Y/600/8635 Cut women's hair to create a variety of looks 3 8 75
UV30496 R/600/8634 Style and dress hair using a variety of techniques 3 7 60
UV30497 D/600/8636 Colour hair to create a variety of looks 3 11 90
UV30506 H/600/9061 Hairdressing consultation support for colleagues 3 3 30

Optional Units - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 2 components and earn a minimum of 15 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UV30380 A/600/9034 Provide hair extension services 3 5 45
UV30452 R/601/5342 Research in the hair and beauty sector 3 7 44
UV30457 H/601/4468 Salon design for the hair and beauty sector 3 5 36
UV30459 A/601/4461 IT and data handling in the hair and beauty sector 3 5 41
UV30460 J/601/4463 Marketing in the hair and beauty sector 3 6 32
UV30493 D/600/8779 Maintaining personal health and wellbeing 3 7 60
UV30498 H/600/8637 Creative hairdressing design skills 3 8 60
UV30500 K/600/8638 Make and style a hair addition 3 7 60
UV30509 M/601/2481 Human resource management within the hair and beauty sector 3 7 60
UV30510 K/600/9059 Bridal hairstyling 3 4 37
UV30516 F/600/8533 Perm hair to create a variety of looks 3 7 60
UV40501 F/601/4347 Hair colour correction 4 12 112
UV40502 J/601/4348 Manage the creation of a hair style collection 4 10 72
UV40519 D/601/5344 Hair and scalp specialist services 4 9 72

*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
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
Milton Keynes College 01908 637238 Visit website Buckinghamshire - Milton Keynes
Cromwell Community College 01354 692193 Visit website Cambridgeshire
Nene Park Academy 01733 368300 Visit website Cambridgeshire - Peterborough
Stanground Academy 01733 821430 Visit website Cambridgeshire - Peterborough
Macclesfield College 01625 410000 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire East
Warrington & Vale Royal College - Hartford 01606 74444 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire West and Chester
Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy 01928 711643 Visit website Cheshire - Halton
Warrington & Vale Royal College 01925 494494 Visit website Cheshire - Warrington
Bodmin College 01208 79220 Visit website Cornwall
Truro - Penwith College 01736 335000 Visit website Cornwall
Truro College 01872 267000 Visit website Cornwall
Truro College - Haven House 01872 265817 Visit website Cornwall
Carlisle College 01228 822700 Visit website Cumbria
Furness College 01229 825017 Visit website Cumbria
Chesterfield College 01246 500500 Visit website Derbyshire
East Midlands College of Beauty & Complementary Therapies 01332 368333 Visit website Derbyshire - Derby
E-Hairdressing Salon and Academy 01803 295195 Visit website Devon
Newton Abbot College 01626 883192 Visit website Devon
GHQ Training Ltd 01752 218086 Visit website Devon - Plymouth
E-Hairdressing and Beauty Academy 01803 295195 Visit website Devon - Torbay
Wild About Hair 01803 666478 Visit website Devon - Torbay
Yeovil College - North Dorset Technical College 01747 856010 Visit website Dorset
A.L.D. Hairdressing Training Academy 01914111730 Visit website Durham
Hair and Beauty Industry Training LTD 01388 720272 Visit website Durham
Hartlepool College of Further Education 01429 295111 Visit website Durham - Hartlepool
Sussex Downs College - Lewes Campus 0303 003 9200 Visit website East Sussex
Dare Salon Apprenticeships Ltd 01992 763122 Visit website Essex
Skills Academy 07805 170998 Visit website Essex
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College - Stroud Campus 01453 763424 Visit website Gloucestershire
Newall Green High School - Sixth Form Centre 0161 413 8839 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
The Manchester College - Harpurhey Campus 0161 909 6655 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
Stockport College 0161 296 5000 Visit website Greater Manchester - Stockport
AHEd - Peter Symonds College 01962 886166 Visit website Hampshire
Basingstoke College of Technology 01256 354141 Visit website Hampshire
Fareham College 01329 815200 Visit website Hampshire
Highbury College 023 9238 3131 Visit website Hampshire - Portsmouth
Hereford Hair Academy 01432 271113 Visit website Herefordshire
Elite School of Beauty Therapy 01279 755077 Visit website Hertfordshire
The Isle of Wight College 01983 526631 Visit website Isle of Wight
East Kent College 01843 605040 Visit website Kent
East Kent College - Dover 01304 244303 Visit website Kent
East Kent College - Folkestone 01303 858216 Visit website Kent
Inspire 020 8304 9888 Visit website Kent
The Community College Whitstable 01227 272362 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
Loughborough College 01509 215831 Visit website Leicestershire
New College Leicester 0116 231 8500 Visit website Leicestershire - Leicester
Grantham College 01476 400226 Visit website Lincolnshire
University Academy Holbeach 01406 423042 Visit website Lincolnshire
Baysgarth School 01652 632576 Visit website Lincolnshire - North Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire Beauty Therapy and Make-up Academy Ltd 07745 437513 Visit website Lincolnshire - North Lincolnshire
North Lindsey College 01724 281111 Visit website Lincolnshire - North Lincolnshire
Ghost Academy 020 8590 4938 Visit website London - Barking and Dagenham
College of North West London 0208 208 5879 Visit website London - Brent
Excellence-Solutions Limited T/A Candor Professional Beauty Academy - Willesden 020 8004 8835 Visit website London - Brent
Shooters Hill Sixth Form College 0208 319 9700 Visit website London - Greenwich
West London College 020 7565 1200 Visit website London - Hammersmith and Fulham
HCUC Harrow 020 8909 6451 Visit website London - Harrow
Therapy Learning Centre 07956 539922 Visit website London - Havering
West Thames College 020 8326 2000 Visit website London - Hounslow
South Thames College - Merton Campus 020 8918 7272 Visit website London - Merton
Aim Skills Development 020 8552 5684 Visit website London - Newham
Layla's Beauty Hub 020 8514 6777 Visit website London - Newham
College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London - Leyton 1 020 8004 8835 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London - Leyton 2 020 8004 8835 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London - Walthamstow 020 8004 8835 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
Excellence-Solutions Limited T/A Candor Professional Beauty Academy - Walthamstow 020 8004 8835 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
Excellence-Solutions Limited T/A The Trade Academy 0845 467 7754 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
Waltham Forest College 020 8501 8120 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
Waltham Forest College - Candor Professional Beauty 020 8004 8835 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
Waltham Forest College - Candor Walthamstow 020 8004 8835 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
Waltham Forest College - The Trade Academy 020 8004 8835 Visit website London - Waltham Forest
alan d Hairdressing 020 7634 9400 Visit website London, City of
Chill Out Training and Enterprise Ltd 0151 548 7730 Visit website Merseyside - Knowsley
St Helens College - Knowsley Campus 0151 477 5850 Visit website Merseyside - Knowsley
Fazakerley High School 0151 524 4530 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
North Liverpool Academy 0151 260 4044 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
Harrogate College 01423 879466 Visit website North Yorkshire
Progress to Excellence Limited - Selby 01462 488218 Visit website North Yorkshire
Scarborough TEC 01472 311222 Visit website North Yorkshire
Joseph Rowntree School 01904 552100 Visit website North Yorkshire - York
York Learning - Joseph Rowntree School 07812 986555 Visit website North Yorkshire - York
The Salon @ 89 Academy 01933 680444 Visit website Northamptonshire
Active Lifestyles 07971 504255 Visit website Nottinghamshire
Ashfield School Post 16 Academy 01623 455000 Visit website Nottinghamshire
North Nottinghamshire College 01909 504504 Visit website Nottinghamshire
Nottingham College 0115 910 0100 Visit website Nottinghamshire - Nottingham
Progress to Excellence Limited - Frome 01462 488218 Visit website Somerset
Yeovil College 01935 423921 Visit website Somerset
Weston College 01934 411411 Visit website Somerset - North Somerset
Delta Academies Trust - De Warenne Academy 01709 868333 Visit website South Yorkshire - Doncaster
Eternal Youth 07815 098275 Visit website South Yorkshire - Rotherham
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
Alan d Hairdressing Education 01473 210764 Visit website Suffolk
East Surrey College 01737 772611 Visit website Surrey
Tomlinscote School and Sixth Form College 01276 709050 Visit website Surrey
Boldon School 0191 536 2176 Visit website Tyne and Wear - South Tyneside
Birmingham Metropolitan College - James Watt Campus 01213 603 543 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
Ormiston Forge Academy 01384 566598 Visit website West Midlands - Sandwell
Solihull College 0121 678 7000 Visit website West Midlands - Solihull
Solihull College - Face Hairdressing 0121 705 6900 Visit website West Midlands - Solihull
Community Footprints Service 01922 325410 Visit website West Midlands - Walsall
Bradford College 01274 433333 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
Hair Academy by TGI Ltd 01274 505705 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
Leeds City College - Keighley Campus 01535 685000 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
B-Skill Ltd - All about Hair and Beauty Academy 01484 422452 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
In House Training Ltd 01924 500647 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Kirklees College - Dewsbury Centre 01924 465916 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Kirklees College - Huddersfield Centre 01484 437000 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
New College Swindon 01793 611470 Visit website Wiltshire - Swindon
Evesham College part of WCG 01386 712604 Visit website Worcestershire
Fairfield Neighbourhood Learning Centre 01905 758420 Visit website Worcestershire
Malvern Hills College part of WCG 01684 58471 Visit website Worcestershire
Progress to Excellence Limited - Redditch 01462 488218 Visit website Worcestershire
AAMA Academy (Hong Kong) +852 2558 0728 Visit website HONG KONG
Attitude Hair and Beauty Academy (Kartarpur) +91 181 5006044 Visit website India
INDIAN SCHOOL OF HAIRDRESSING +91 7045793130 Visit website India
ISAS International Beauty School +91 7507985007 Visit website India
Palm Tree Training Centre +91 1123840374 Visit website India
Academy School of Barbering +353 1 459 0525 Visit website Ireland
Big Apple Academy +353 86 3618851 Visit website Ireland
Boston Hair Academy +353 83 157 6208 Visit website Ireland
Churchtown Institute of Beauty & Holistic Training Ltd +353 1 458 6603 Visit website Ireland
Renaissance Hair & Beauty Cosmetology Academy +353 868180180 Visit website Ireland
Salon Diva Academy of Hairdressing +353 1 459 0525 Visit website Ireland
Solo Hair Design +353 21 455 4908 Visit website Ireland
M-Academy +356 79255110 Visit website Malta
Ocean Beauty Academy +356 7906 6243 Visit website Malta
Dundee and Angus College - Arbroath Campus 01241 432600 Visit website Angus
Dundee and Angus College - Kingsway Campus 01382 834865 Visit website Dundee City
Fife College 01592 223400 Visit website Fife
Coleg Y Cymoedd - Ystrad Mynach 01443 816888 Visit website Cardiff
Tommy's Education Centre 01492 870166 Visit website Conwy
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
CS Beauty Academy Wrexham 01978 846266 Visit website Wrexham

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