Qualification Information

VTCT Product Code: AM10035 GLH: 119 - 140 Age Restriction: 14
Qualification Number: 500/6839/8 Units: 4 - 22 Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2020
Level: 1 Minimum Credits: 15

Additional Information

Who is this qualification for?


The VTCT Level 1 Certificate in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector is a qualification that has been designed to introduce you to a range of practical skills from across the hair and beauty industries.

This qualification has been designed to prepare you for employment as a supervised assistant/apprentice or for further learning in the hairdressing and beauty therapy industries within college.

Why is this qualification most suitable?


This particular qualification is suitable for you to study as a standalone qualification as an introduction to hair and beauty education, or as part of a programme of study alongside another small qualification.

This qualification is very flexible and will allow you to choose from 19 optional units ranging from: Create an image using colour for the hair and beauty sector, basic manicure or pedicure to styling men's or women's hair. Each unit you choose to study will be underpinned by knowledge and understanding of the subject.

What does this qualification cover?


This qualification will give you the opportunity to perform your own basic hair and beauty services while assisting others in the salon.

There are two mandatory units in this qualification;

- Introduction to the hair and beauty sector
and
- Present a professional image in a salon.

You will then be able to select three optional units from a large range which includes: plaiting and twisting hair, shampoo and conditioning hair, hand or skin care, themed face painting, styling men's or women's hair, basic make-up application, nail art application, create an image using colour or hair and beauty techniques, dressing hair, photographic make-up, providing basic manicure or pedicure treatments, colour hair using temporary colour, salon reception duties, how to follow health and safety and working with others in the hair and beauty sector, create and maintain retail displays or how to perform a head massage service.

What could this qualification lead to?


This qualification will prepare you for either supervised employment in the hair and beauty industry working as an apprentice or for further study at level 2.

You may choose to continue to develop your skills in both industries, or decide to specialise in just one; hairdressing, barbering, beauty therapy or nails by studying one of the following VTCT qualifications:

- VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy Make-Up
- VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy General
- VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering
- VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing
- VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Nail Services
- VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Barbering Studies
- VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies
- VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-Up Studies
- VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies

Other qualification options can be found on the VTCT website.



Qualification Structure

Mandatory - 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
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

Optional - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 2 components and earn a minimum of 9 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UV10345 Y/502/3979 The art of dressing hair 2 5 30
UV10346 L/502/3980 The art of photographic make-up 2 5 30
UV10416 R/601/3557 Providing basic manicure treatment 1 3 30
UV10417 L/601/3556 Providing basic pedicure treatment 1 3 30
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
UV10479 Y/600/4875 Create a hair and beauty image 1 3 30
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
UV20400 H/601/4356 Head massage 2 4 30
UV30332 K/502/3467 Hand care Entry 3 3 30
UV30333 K/502/3470 Nail art application 1 3 30
UV30334 T/502/3469 Create an image using colour for the hair and beauty sector Entry 3 3 30
UV30335 Y/502/3464 Skin care Entry 3 3 30
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
UV30339 J/502/3797 Basic make-up application 1 3 30
UV30340 L/502/3803 Themed face painting 1 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
Bristol Futures Academy 0117 955 1447 Visit website Bristol, City of
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College - Filton Campus 0117 909 2357 Visit website Bristol, City of
Aspire Alternative Provision 01296 387600 Visit website Buckinghamshire
Buckinghamshire College Group - Amersham Campus 01494 585555 Visit website Buckinghamshire
Buckinghamshire College Group - Aylesbury Campus 01296 588588 Visit website Buckinghamshire
Chalfonts Community College 01753 882032 Visit website Buckinghamshire
Lord Grey School 01908 626110 Visit website Buckinghamshire - Milton Keynes
Cromwell Community College 01354 692193 Visit website Cambridgeshire
Stanground Academy 01733 821430 Visit website Cambridgeshire - Peterborough
Cheshire College – South & West 01270 654654 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire East
Macclesfield College 01625 410000 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire East
Ruskin Community High School 01270 560514 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire East
Warrington & Vale Royal College - Hartford 01606 74444 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire West and Chester
Bodmin College 01208 79220 Visit website Cornwall
Carlisle College 01228 822700 Visit website Cumbria
Kendal College 01539 814700 Visit website Cumbria
Buxton and Leek College - Buxton Campus 01298 330620 Visit website Derbyshire
Chesterfield College 01246 500500 Visit website Derbyshire
University of Derby Buxton 01298 330631 Visit website Derbyshire
KM Training Ltd 01332 343033 Visit website Derbyshire - Derby
The Kingsmead School 07812 300451 Visit website Derbyshire - Derby
Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education 01392 267023 Visit website Devon
Hair@theAcademy 07974 750699 Visit website Devon
Newton Abbot College 01626 883192 Visit website Devon
Skills Group UK 01752 332442 Visit website Devon
Skills To Group Limited - Exeter Academy 01392 411119 Visit website Devon
Skills To Group Limited - Newton Abbot Academy 01626 362779 Visit website Devon
Skills To Group Limited - Plymouth Academy 01752 255887 Visit website Devon
E-Hairdressing and Beauty Academy 01803 295195 Visit website Devon - Torbay
The Grange School - Twynham Vocational 01202 486536 Visit website Dorset
A.L.D. Hairdressing Training Academy 01914111730 Visit website Durham
SAKS Education Ltd 01325 341628 Visit website Durham - Darlington
Hartlepool College of Further Education 01429 295111 Visit website Durham - Hartlepool
@ Hair Academy 07445 868142 Visit website Durham - Stockton-on-Tees
King's Academy Ringmer 01273 812220 Visit website East Sussex
Greater Brighton Metropolitan College 01273 667788 Visit website East Sussex - Brighton and Hove
Halls of Ivy Academy - Chelmsford 01708 766395 Visit website Essex
Harwich & Dovercourt High School Academy 01255 245463 Visit website Essex
South Essex College of Further and Higher Education - Basildon Campus 0845 521 2345 Visit website Essex
South Essex College of Further and Higher Education - Southend Campus 0845 521 2345 Visit website Essex - Southend-on-Sea
Bridge Training 01452 411112 Visit website Gloucestershire
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College - Stroud Campus 01453 763424 Visit website Gloucestershire
Yate Academy 01454 862624 Visit website Gloucestershire - South 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
The Manchester College - Northenden Campus 0161 614 8000 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
Castle Hill High School 0161 285 3925 Visit website Greater Manchester - Stockport
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
Andover College (A Campus of Sparsholt College) 01264 360000 Visit website Hampshire
Basingstoke College of Technology 01256 354141 Visit website Hampshire
Eastleigh College 023 8091 1028 Visit website Hampshire
Farnborough College of Technology 01252 407208 Visit website Hampshire
Henry Beaufort School 01962 880073 Visit website Hampshire
The Arnewood School 01425 625400 Visit website Hampshire
Highbury College 023 9238 3131 Visit website Hampshire - Portsmouth
Batchwood School 01727 868021 Visit website Hertfordshire
Links Academy 01727 850150 Visit website Hertfordshire
Oaklands College 01727 737000 Visit website Hertfordshire
The Isle of Wight College 01983 526631 Visit website Isle of Wight
Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre 01580 764222 Visit website Kent
North Kent College - Gravesend 01322 629400 Visit website Kent
Rowhill School 01474 705377 Visit website Kent
TNB Skills Training - Folkestone 01303 256305 Visit website Kent
Ashton Community Science College 01772 513002 Visit website Lancashire
Carnforth High School 01524 732424 Visit website Lancashire
Preston's College 01772 225001 Visit website Lancashire
Sir John Thursby Community College 01282 682313 Visit website Lancashire
Blackpool and the Fylde College - Bispham Campus 01253 504625 Visit website Lancashire - Blackpool
Unity Academy, Blackpool 01253 355493 Visit website Lancashire - Blackpool
Countesthorpe Leysland Community College 0116 277 1555 Visit website Leicestershire
Humphrey Perkins School 01509 412385 Visit website Leicestershire
Loughborough College 01509 215831 Visit website Leicestershire
South Leicestershire College 0116 264 3555 Visit website Leicestershire
New College Leicester 0116 231 8500 Visit website Leicestershire - Leicester
Trans4m Leicester CIC 0116 262 1537 Visit website Leicestershire - Leicester
Grantham College 01476 400226 Visit website Lincolnshire
North Lindsey College 01724 281111 Visit website Lincolnshire - North Lincolnshire
TLT Academy Ltd 020 8462 3662 Visit website London - Bromley
Insights School and Skills Academy 020 8840 9099 Visit website London - Ealing
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
Halls of Ivy 01708 766395 Visit website London - Havering
West Thames College 020 8326 2000 Visit website London - Hounslow
Latimer AP Academy 020 3108 0345 Visit website London - Kensington and Chelsea
Tropics Global Concepts Ltd 020 8691 0766 Visit website London - Lewisham
Layla's Beauty Hub 020 8514 6777 Visit website London - Newham
Harmonize Academy 0151 203 1934 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
Norris Green Liverpool Adult Learning Centre 0151 233 8539 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
Southport College 01704 500606 Visit website Merseyside - Sefton
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
LivAva Training Academy 0151 651 0101 Visit website Merseyside - Wirral
Anglian Academy Ltd 01603 886969 Visit website Norfolk
Anglian Academy Ltd - Aylsham High School 01263 733270 Visit website Norfolk
Diss High School 01379 642424 Visit website Norfolk
Fusion Hair Academy 01493 603336 Visit website Norfolk
Springwood High School 01553 773393 Visit website Norfolk
Harrogate College 01423 879466 Visit website North Yorkshire
Joseph Rowntree School 01904 552100 Visit website North Yorkshire - York
QDOS Training LTD 01623 439658 Visit website Nottinghamshire
Buxton Training Academy 0115 967 6936 Visit website Nottinghamshire - Nottingham
Banbury and Bicester College part of Activate Learning 0808 168 6626 Visit website Oxfordshire
Bicester Community College 01869 243331 Visit website Oxfordshire
City of Oxford College part of Activate Learning 01865 550550 Visit website Oxfordshire
Bath College 01225 312191 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
Oracle Training Consultants Ltd - Doncaster 01302 813900 Visit website South Yorkshire - Doncaster
The Serenity Academy 01709 874424 Visit website South Yorkshire - Rotherham
Syreeta's Make Up Academy 07908 253657 Visit website South Yorkshire - Sheffield
The Sheffield College 0114 260 2600 Visit website South Yorkshire - Sheffield
Newcastle-under-Lyme College 01782 715111 Visit website Staffordshire
South Staffordshire College - Tamworth Campus 01827 310202 Visit website Staffordshire
E.Quality Training 01782 620003 Visit website Staffordshire - Stoke-on-Trent
Lowestoft College 01502 525005 Visit website Suffolk
West Suffolk College 01284 701301 Visit website Suffolk
East Surrey College 01737 772611 Visit website Surrey
Guildford College of Further and Higher Education 01483 448500 Visit website Surrey
Hinchleywood School 01932 267186 Visit website Surrey
Kingston College 020 8268 2550 Visit website Surrey
1st Degree training / Neeta Ltd 0191 4479844 Visit website Tyne and Wear - Newcastle upon Tyne
Newcastle City Learning 0191 277 1630 Visit website Tyne And Wear - Newcastle upon Tyne
Tudor Grange Academy Kingshurst 0121 329 8300 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
The Academy Training Hair and Beauty Limited 024 7655 9559 Visit website West Midlands - Coventry
Halesowen College 0121 602 8025 Visit website West Midlands - Dudley
King & Queens Academy 0121 732 9771 Visit website West Midlands - Dudley
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
Bradford College 01274 433333 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
Holmfirth High School 01484 691466 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
Mark Betts Hairdressing 01924 423755 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Salma's Beauty Academy 01924 420010 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
The Link Training Academy 01484 425500 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Delta Academies Trust - Garforth Academy 0113 212 7141 Visit website West Yorkshire - Leeds
Leeds City College - The Printworks Campus 0113 284 6362 Visit website West Yorkshire - Leeds
Room: 97 Creative Hairdressing 01924 339172 Visit website West Yorkshire - Wakefield
Wakefield College 01924 789789 Visit website West Yorkshire - Wakefield
Swindon College 01793 491591 Visit website Wiltshire
New College Swindon 01793 611470 Visit website Wiltshire - Swindon
Fairfield Neighbourhood Learning Centre 01905 758420 Visit website Worcestershire
Heart of Worcestershire College - Redditch 01527 572522 Visit website Worcestershire
Heart of Worcestershire College - Worcester 01905 726631 Visit website Worcestershire
Kidderminster College 01562 512022 Visit website Worcestershire
Guernsey College of Further Education 01481 737500 Visit website Guernsey
North Wall Community Training Centre Ltd +353 1 855 4033 Visit website Ireland
Renaissance Hair & Beauty Cosmetology Academy +353 868180180 Visit website Ireland
University College Isle of Man 01624 648208 Visit website Isle of Man
Centre De Formation Aroma +230 57357 972 Visit website Mauritius
Rutledge Training Limited 028 7035 1812 Visit website Causeway Coast and Glens
North East Scotland College - Banff and Buchan, Peterhead 01779 472161 Visit website Aberdeenshire
North East Scotland College - Fraserburgh Campus 0300 330 5550 Visit website Aberdeenshire
Cardiff and Vale College - City Centre Campus 029 2025 0450 Visit website Cardiff
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 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
Cardiff and Vale College - Barry Campus 01446 725000 Visit website Vale of Glamorgan
Coleg Cambria - Yale Campus 0300 30 30 007 Visit website Wrexham
St Christopher's School 01978 346910 Visit website Wrexham

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