VTCT Level 1 Diploma in Hairdressing

Course Content

This course is perfect for those eager and motivated to pursue a career in hairdressing. It teaches the basic skills and knowledge required to progress to Level 2 in Hairdressing.

During the course, you will learn about the hairdressing industry and a range of techniques and skills, including the use of social media, which will help you become better prepared for your career.

Training at D&A Hair School will boost your confidence and increase your chances of finding employment. Our facilities are exceptional, and our experienced lecturers will guide you throughout the course. You can work with clients using professional products like Wella/Sebastian.

This course is delivered on campus and combines practical classes and project work. You will have classes 2-3 days a week (9-5 pm) and potentially an evening class (4:30-8:00 pm).

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 required. A satisfactory reference may be required. A good level of ICT competency and for applicants where English is not your 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

Skills are assessed by direct observation on clients, family and friends. You will be required to do research and complete assignments and e-learning modules to gain the knowledge required to pass this course. 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

    Arbroath Campus

  • Start Date

    26 Aug 2024

  • 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

Recruitment is now for Reserve List places only – please contact us if you wish to discuss.

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