VTCT Level 1 Diploma in Hairdressing

Course Content

Our VTCT Level 1 Diploma in Hairdressing course teaches you the basic skills and knowledge required to progress onto Level 2 Hairdressing or Level 2 Barbering. To kick start a career in hairdressing, this will allow you to grow in confidence and skill while working on model heads, and each other and progressing onto real clients. You will study an introduction to the industry, Health and Safety, Shampoo and Condition Hair, The Art of dressing hair, Styling and Plaiting hair, Basic Haircutting, Temporary Hair Colouring and Salon Reception skills. You will also explore social media and how to use this in the industry. This course is an ideal starting point for those with enthusiasm and motivation for hairdressing and who wish to follow this as a career.

Entry Requirements

Previous attainment of a Level 1 part-time qualification (Senior Phase SCQF 4) in Hairdressing, Barbering and or Beauty Therapy and/or relevant industry experience is desirable. Two National 4, NPA or equivalent qualifications are preferred but not essential. A satisfactory reference may be required. A good level of ICT competency and for applicants where English is not their first language then ESOL at SCQF Level 5 is required as excellent communication skills are needed. You may be invited to a group information session. 

Method of Assessment

You will be observed carrying out services on each other, family, friends and clients. Some research and assignments will be required to gain knowledge needed. You will have some online exams and study will be needed,

Future Prospects

Further study onto a Level 2 Hairdressing or Barbering programme. Gaining employment within a salon as an assistant to develop your skills. Opportunity to study MA SVQ Level 2 within a salon to continue your studies.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Kingsway Campus

  • Start Date

    28 Aug 2023

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    32 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Hair, Beauty & Complementary Therapies

  • Tuition fees may be paid for full-time students in Scotland subject to meeting residency requirements, applications should be made to the appropriate funding body. International Students please refer to our International fees page