Our Level 1 VRQ Diploma in Hairdressing is a specialist vocationally related introductory qualification designed for those interested beginning a career in hairdressing with little or no previous experience of working at a salon or barbers.
During this course you will study:
- Create and maintain retail displays in the salon
- Follow health and safety in the salon
- Introduction to the Hair and Beauty sector
- Presenting a professional image in a salon
- Salon reception duties
- Working with others in the Hair and Beauty sector
- Shampoo and conditioning
- Styling men's hair
- Styling women's hair
- Colour hair using temporary colour
- Create a Hair and Beauty image
- The art of dressing hair
- Hair plaiting Personal
- Personal tutor /one to one target setting
- Maths and English
The practical elements of this course will be delivered in the college commercial salons and the other half of the programme involves assignments, external tests and portfolio building.
Level 1 VRQ Diploma in Hairdressing (QCF)
Assessment is by practical observations, course work, assignments and external tests.
Places are offered by an interview and a screening test.
To gain entry to this course you need:
- Satisfactory reference
- Successful interview
A minimum of 94% attendance is needed to complete the course however, 100% is expected
One week of compulsory work experience.
Trips, e.g. to Excel in London - which are optional.
Six weekly talks or demonstrations by external employers or trade companies.
Additional costs for this course are as follows. (All prices are approximate):
- Portfolio file: £5
- Hairdressing kit: £161
- Uniform: £50
- Training head: £25
Good levels of English and Maths are important for your success in your course, your chosen vocation and life. Throughout your course you will continue to develop your English and Maths skills in your vocational classes.
If you haven't achieved an A*/9 - C/4 grade in English or Maths at GCSE, or a Level 2 Functional Skill, you will also be working towards a qualification in English or Maths at a level that will enable you to progress towards these grades.
If you have a Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.
Solihull College & University Centre offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.
Most learners who are successful on this course will progress to Level 2 NVQ hairdressing or barbering, either full time in college or in the work place as an apprentice.
N/A For 16 to 19 Year Olds