VTCT Level 1 Certificate in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector - Full Time

The VTCT Level 1 Certificate in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills through introducing you to the hair and beauty industries and how you should present a professional image in the salon.

To further enhance your practical skills you will have the opportunity to work on;

Plaiting and twisting hair
Shampoo and conditioning hair
Styling  women’s hair
Creating an image using colour


VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Beauty Skills (VRQ) - Full Time

The main purpose of the VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Hair and Beauty Skills (VRQ) is to prepare you to progress to the next level of vocational learning and prepare you for the specific job role of a hairdressing or beauty therapy apprentice.

To further enhance your practical skills you will have study the following units

Blow-drying and finishing hair 

Basic face painting

Shampooing and treating the hair

Basic plaiting and twisting hair

Colour hair using semi-permanent colour

Basic clipper cutting techniques for men’s hair

Basic cutting techniques for women’s hair

Working in the hair and beauty industries

Health and safety

Client and customer skills

Promoting and selling products and services

Create retail display areas.

important reception duties.

VTCT Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals (Hairdressing) - Apprentices

On completion of this qualification you will be able to:

Shampoo and condition hair

Cut hair using a range of techniques

Style and finish hair to create a variety of looks

Colour and lighten hair for ladies and men. 

Carry out consultations with clients


You will be expected to demonstrate the professionalism, values, behaviours, communication skills and safe working practices associated with your role and be able to work without supervision to a high level of precision, with exceptional client care skills

VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing - Full Time & Apprentices

This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 years or over and has both mandatory and optional units for you to achieve.

The mandatory specialist units are;

Creatively style and dress hair

Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques

Creatively colour and lighten hair

Provide client consultation services. 


The optional section of this qualification allows you to study the following specialist units: 

Fulfil salon reception duties

Hair colour correction services

Cut men’s hairstyles.

VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies - Part Time

The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing Studies has been designed for learners developing their skill set to a creative level. Through this qualification you will expand your skills and knowledge you already posses by:

Monitoring the health and safety in the salon for your colleagues and your clients

Supporting colleagues with their consultations 

Promote services and products to your clients. 

Learning how to develop a variety of looks using advanced cutting technique

Increase your ability to style and dress your clients hair

Increase your knowledge on colouring products and techniques.

VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Women’s Hairdressing Part Time

The VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Women’s Hairdressing is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in; 

The creative art of cutting or dressing women’s hair

How to effectively shampoo and condition hair

How to provide a good consultation service for your clients.

The artistic skill of colouring and lightening hair, 



VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing - Full Time

The purpose of the VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing qualification is to provide you with the knowledge, skills and understanding to be a junior hairdresser/stylist.

The mandatory units are:

Style and finish hair

Set and dress hair

Cut hair using basic techniques

Colour and lighten hair,

Advise and consult with clients

Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp

Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work


In addition the optional units will allow you to to study

Plait and twist hair

Salon reception duties