|Sector: Hairdressing and Barbering||Category: Hairdressing|
|VTCT Product Code: AH30506||GLH: 350||Age Restriction: 16|
|Qualification Number: 600/8708/0||Units: 7 - 19||Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2023|
|Level: 3||Minimum Credits: 43|
Documentation for this qualification last amended 1 September 2020
The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies is an occupational qualification that provides learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work as an employed and/or self-employed hairdresser. This qualification is based on Hairdressing National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK's leading hairdressing trade bodies/professional associations (i.e. National Hairdressing Federation, The Hairdressing Council, The Freelance Hair and Beauty Federation) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as an advanced hairdresser/stylist.
Learners who complete this qualification are eligible to become a State Registered Hairdresser (SRH) with The Hairdressing Council.
This qualification has been specifically designed for the 16-19 age group and builds on existing knowledge and understanding of hairdressing and develops an enhanced repertoire of technical skills to prepare learners for employment as a senior hairdresser/stylist.
The content of this qualification is comprised of all the required elements to work effectively as a 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 also develop their understanding and skills base by selecting a number of optional units from a range of specialist units which includes: 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) on Page 5). This qualification structure provides learners with the flexibility to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills depending upon their designated career pathway as an advanced hairdresser/stylist.
Career opportunities as an advanced hairdresser 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
Further Learning Opportunities
Whilst this qualification's primary purpose is to prepare learners for employment as an advanced hairdresser, learners may choose to complement their skills base by undertaking advanced specialist qualifications at Level 4:
- 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
Mandatory - 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 - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 1 components and earn a minimum of 6 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|
|UV30516||F/600/8533||Perm hair to create a variety of looks||3||7||60|
|UV30517||A/600/8532||Style and finish African type hair using a variety of techniques||3||5||41|
|UV30518||D/600/8538||Relaxing services for African type hair||3||5||44|
*For full details of the Rules of Combination for this qualification please see the Qualification Specification/Record of Assessment book.
*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.
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