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.
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.
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
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
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.
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,
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