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This course is designed for those people who want a professional career in hairdressing.

You will gain a Diploma qualification in Women’s Hairdressing. After this course, there are many fantastic opportunities to progress onto such as Beauty Therapy, Hair Media Make-up or Theatrical Media Make-up.

This qualification will prepare you to progress to the next level of vocational learning at level 2, specifically you will be able to undertake:

VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing (QCF)
VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing (Combined Hair Types) (QCF)
VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing (QCF)
VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Women's and Men's Hairdressing (QCF)
VTCT Level 2 Diploma in African Caribbean Hairdressing (QCF)

Course Content

Topics Covered

  • Plaiting and twisting hair Create and image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector.
  • Setting / finger waves / pin curls
  • Blow-drying
  • Cutting / long graduation / short graduation
  • Colouring / highlights

Summative Observations are related to all units/topics covered. You will be supervised by technical staff and assessed on your occupational competence.

The external paper will test your knowledge of all unit criteria. A pass mark of 70% must be achieved.


4 GCSEs grade 3 and above, including Maths and English.


Possible Career Options

  • Junior stylist in hair salon, cruise ships, film industry.
  • Junior receptionist
  • African type hair junior
  • Junior hairdresser