Qualification Information

VTCT Product Code: AH30506 GLH: 350 - 400 Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 600/8708/0 Units: 7 - 19 Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2020
Level: 3 Minimum Credits: 43

Additional Information

Purpose



The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies is a technical level 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



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




Qualification Structure

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
UV30510 K/600/9059 Bridal hairstyling 3 4 37
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.

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
Diva Training Academy +357 99 423207 Visit website Cyprus
Cromwell Community College 01354 692193 Visit website Cambridgeshire
Stanground Academy 01733 821430 Visit website Cambridgeshire - Peterborough
Bodmin College 01208 79220 Visit website Cornwall
GHQ Training @ Inspirational Nails and Beauty Academy 01872 321020 Visit website Cornwall
Truro - Penwith College 01736 335000 Visit website Cornwall
Truro College 01872 267000 Visit website Cornwall
East Midlands College of Beauty & Complementary Therapies 01332 368333 Visit website Derbyshire - Derby
Paragon Nail and Beauty Training Academy - Derby 01332 342767 Visit website Derbyshire - Derby
Progress to Excellence Limited - Derby 1 & 2 01462 488218 Visit website Derbyshire - Derby
QTS-Global Ltd (Paragon Hair and Beauty) 01332 342767 Visit website Derbyshire - Derby
Newton Abbot College 01626 883192 Visit website Devon
GHQ Training Ltd 01752 218086 Visit website Devon - Plymouth
HNB Academy 01202 707113 Visit website Dorset - Poole
Hair and Beauty Industry Training LTD 01388 720272 Visit website Durham
East Sussex College Group - Lewes Campus 0303 003 9200 Visit website East Sussex
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
The Manchester College - Northenden Campus 0161 614 8000 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
Wigan and Leigh College - Leigh Campus 01942 761452 Visit website Greater Manchester - Wigan
Basingstoke College of Technology 01256 354141 Visit website Hampshire
Hereford Hair Academy 01432 271113 Visit website Herefordshire
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
Kim Heath Training Academy & Professional Hair Salon 07756 323457 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
Brooksby Melton College 01664 850850 Visit website Leicestershire
New College Leicester 0116 231 8500 Visit website Leicestershire - Leicester
Lincolnshire Beauty Therapy and Make-up Academy Ltd 07745 437513 Visit website Lincolnshire - North Lincolnshire
Ghost Academy 020 8590 4938 Visit website London - Barking and Dagenham
HOB Academy - Camden 02074 857272 option 3 Visit website London - Camden
HOB Salons Apprentice Academy 020 3551 9009 Visit website London - Camden
Terri Brooke College 02088593817 (shop - 020 8850 1717) Visit website London - Greenwich
City and Islington College 020 7700 9200 Visit website London - Haringey
Therapy Learning Centre 07956 539922 Visit website London - Havering
Institute of Dermal Sciences 01895 349008 Visit website London - Hillingdon
South Thames College - Merton Campus 020 8918 7272 Visit website London - Merton
Aim Skills Development 020 8552 5684 Visit website London - Newham
Fami Hair and Beauty Institute 020 8518 1688 Visit website London - Redbridge
alan d Hairdressing 020 7634 9400 Visit website London, City of
Fazakerley High School 0151 524 4530 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
North Liverpool Academy 0151 260 4044 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
The City of Liverpool College 0151 252 1515 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
St Helens College - Town Centre Campus 01744 733766 Visit website Merseyside - St. Helens
Nail Flairs Training Academy 01757 705405 Visit website North Yorkshire
The Salon @ 89 Academy 01933 680444 Visit website Northamptonshire
North Nottinghamshire College 01909 504504 Visit website Nottinghamshire
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
Boldon School 0191 536 2176 Visit website Tyne and Wear - South Tyneside
Thoughts of Others (Premier Training College) 0121 582 0391 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
Beepers Salon & Training Academy 024 7659 8155 Visit website West Midlands - Coventry
Ormiston Forge Academy 01384 566598 Visit website West Midlands - Sandwell
Solihull College - Face Hairdressing 0121 705 6900 Visit website West Midlands - Solihull
Alpha Training UK 01543 374320 Visit website West Midlands - Walsall
Bradford College 01274 433333 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
Kirklees College - Huddersfield Centre 01484 437000 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Delta Academies Trust - Garforth Academy 0113 212 7141 Visit website West Yorkshire - Leeds
Dimensions Training Solutions 01132451070 Visit website West Yorkshire - Leeds
Wakefield College 01924 789789 Visit website West Yorkshire - Wakefield
Sarum Academy 01722 323431 Visit website Wiltshire
Fairfield Neighbourhood Learning Centre 01905 758420 Visit website Worcestershire
Kidderminster College 01562 512022 Visit website Worcestershire
Attitude Hair and Beauty Academy (Kartarpur) +91 181 5006044 Visit website India
De' Billiards Academy +91 9872825660 Visit website India
Academy School of Barbering +353 1 459 0525 Visit website Ireland
Churchtown Institute of Beauty & Holistic Training Ltd +353 1 458 6603 Visit website Ireland
Clonmel Youth Training Enterprises Ltd +353 52 612 4011 Visit website Ireland
Salon Diva Academy of Hairdressing +353 1 459 0525 Visit website Ireland
Ocean Beauty Academy +356 7906 6243 Visit website Malta
Fife College 01592 223400 Visit website Fife
Marbella Beauty Academy +34 693 507 267 Visit website Spain
Tommy's Education Centre 01492 870166 Visit website Conwy
Coleg Cambria - Deeside Campus 0300 303 0007 Visit website Flintshire
Utopia Academy 01834 860000 Visit website Pembrokeshire
Coleg Cambria - Yale Campus 0300 30 30 007 Visit website Wrexham

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