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Hair & Beauty




Practical treatment assessments Externally assessed portfolio


Pass / Fail


The VTCT Level 1 Diploma in Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy (QCF) will equip students with the skills and knowledge in both hair and beauty modules. There are 2 mandatory units;

• Introduction to the hair and beauty sector

• Present a professional image in a salon

• Students will then be able to select other modules which may include: plaiting or plaiting and twisting hair, hand and skin care, themed face painting, basic make up application, nail art application, providing basic manicure, colour hair using temporary colour and salon reception duties. A popular module is creating an image which all our students find very exciting, It allows them to develop a complete total look with a theme they have chosen using the hair and beauty skills they have learnt throughout the course

Once students have achieved their qualification, they can progress on to Level 2 at a college of their choice, should they wish to take this as their chosen career.

The students will work on each other, and on occasion staff and family members. To enhance their employability we will also visit local beauty salons to develop work related skills in a live salon during Year 11.

50% of this course is theory, where the students will learn different aspects of both Hair and Beauty, including health and safety, physiology and anatomy, structure and growth cycle of hair and how to contribute effectively to the development of working as a team. These are invaluable skills for students to attain and will help develop their confidence whatever their chosen career path.

Studying Beauty Therapy Level 1 can lead on to further study in the area, such as completing levels 2 and 3 at college, or a BTEC National.

Students who undertake this option take their lessons in a purpose built Beauty Suite on site. The suite, which was opened in Autumn 2014, was specifically designed to cater for the course and has six professional set-ups, including beauty couches, privacy curtains, magnifying lamps and towels, in order to emulate a working beauty salon.