Qualification Information

VTCT Product Code: AH30239 GLH: 422 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 occupational 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
Bahar Hair and Beauty Academy +90 533 867 6689 Visit website Cyprus
├ľngel Kozmetoloji Koleji +90 392 223 7773 Visit website Cyprus
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
Macclesfield College 01625 410000 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire East
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
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
The Bournemouth and Poole College of FE 01202 205205 Visit website Dorset - Bournemouth
Hartlepool College of Further Education 01429 295111 Visit website Durham - Hartlepool
East Sussex College - Eastbourne 0303 003 9300 Visit website East Sussex
East Sussex College - Lewes 0303 003 9200 Visit website East Sussex
Havering College of Further and Higher Education 01708 455011 Visit website Essex
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College - Stroud Campus 01453 763424 Visit website Gloucestershire
Candor Professional Beauty Academy - Manchester 020 8004 8835 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
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
Stockport College 0161 296 5000 Visit website Greater Manchester - Stockport
Trafford College (Altrincham Campus) 01618867046 Visit website Greater Manchester - Trafford
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
Broadstairs College 01843 605040 Visit website Kent
Dover Technical College 01304 244303 Visit website Kent
Inspire 020 8304 9888 Visit website Kent
Accrington and Rossendale College 01254 389933 Visit website Lancashire
Burnley College 01282 733373 Visit website Lancashire
Preston's College 01772 225001 Visit website Lancashire
Progress to Excellence Limited - Accrington 07753453425 Visit website Lancashire
Progress to Excellence Limited - Blackburn Visit website Lancashire - Blackburn with Darwen
Loughborough College 01509 215831 Visit website Leicestershire
Grantham College 01476 400226 Visit website Lincolnshire
University Academy Holbeach 01406 423042 Visit website Lincolnshire
Baysgarth School 01652 632576 Visit website Lincolnshire - North Lincolnshire
North Lindsey College 01724 281111 Visit website Lincolnshire - North Lincolnshire
Barnet and Southgate College 020 3764 8000 Visit website London - Barnet
Bespoke By Nico Academy 0208 440 1859 Visit website London - Barnet
Positive Pathways Academy 01322 436285 Visit website London - Bexley
College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London - Alperton 020 8004 8835 Visit website London - Brent
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
Waltham Forest College - Lashes Academy 020 8004 8835 Visit website London - Brent
West London Beauty Academy - Remix Hair and Beauty 07701032052 Visit website London - Brent
Sanrizz Education Centre 02078331300 Visit website London - Camden
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
West Thames College 020 8326 2000 Visit website London - Hounslow
South Thames College - Merton Campus 020 8918 7272 Visit website London - Merton
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
St Helens College - Knowsley Campus 0151 477 5850 Visit website Merseyside - Knowsley
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
Joseph Rowntree School 01904 552100 Visit website North Yorkshire - York
York Learning - Joseph Rowntree School 07812 986555 Visit website North Yorkshire - York
Ashfield School Post 16 Academy 01623 455000 Visit website Nottinghamshire
North Nottinghamshire College 01709 722 683 Visit website Nottinghamshire
Progress to Excellence Limited - Frome 01462 488218 Visit website Somerset
Yeovil College 01935 423921 Visit website Somerset
Innovative Training 07595758957 Visit website Somerset - Bath and North East 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
Rotherham College 01709 722 683 Visit website South Yorkshire - Rotherham
South Staffordshire College - Tamworth Campus 01827 310202 Visit website Staffordshire
East Surrey College 01737 772611 Visit website Surrey
Tomlinscote School and Sixth Form College 01276 709050 Visit website Surrey
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
Community Footprints Service 01922 325410 Visit website West Midlands - Walsall
Aesthetic Hair and Beauty Training Centre 01293 531900 Visit website West Sussex
Acacia Training Ltd - KGT site 01274 981240 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
Acacia Training Ltd - Batley 01924 420010 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
In House Training Ltd 01924 500647 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Ixion Holdings (Contracts) Limited 01924 420010 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
Pathway First Ltd t/a Pathway Group 01924 420010 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Salma's Beauty Academy 01924 420010 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
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
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
ISAS International Beauty School +91 7507985007 Visit website India
Churchtown Institute +353 1 458 6603 Visit website Ireland
Renaissance Hair & Beauty Cosmetology Academy +353 868180180 Visit website Ireland
M-Academy +356 79255110 Visit website Malta
Victor Hair Designers and Beauty Salon +356 2143 2909 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
BUSTQUE 325 (PTY) Ltd. +27 (0)11 763 7667 Visit website South Africa
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
NPTC Group - Brecon 0845 408 6400 Visit website Powys
NPTC Newtown College 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
The College Merthyr Tydfil 01685 726000 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
Coleg Cambria - Yale Campus 0300 30 30 007 Visit website Wrexham
CS Beauty Academy Wrexham 01978 846266 Visit website Wrexham

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