Hair & Beauty VRQ Level 1 Diploma at City College Brighton and Hove
The VRQ Level 1 Diploma in Hairdressing is a vocational course that will prepare you for a career in the Hairdressing industry. You will learn about the Hairdressing principles such as: customer service skills, reception, health and safety, and a variety of hairdressing technical skills.
Training at City College is an fantastic experience. You will have the chance to learn in a practical environment that will prepare you for the world of work of further education. As well as the hands-on, creative lessons in modern well-equipped studios, you will have the opportunity to work in our professional salon, which are open to staff and the public for hair and beauty treatments. Our students have found this experience very helpful when approaching employers who value experience as well as qualifications.
A Level 1 (VRQ) Certificate is an industry recognised qualification that is valued by employers and is seen as the first step on a route onto Higher Education.
City College is a major provider of Hairdressing courses in East-Sussex and has high levels of success rates for our learners. We have invested in the department over the last 2 years with a re-furbishment of the salons and reception area.
This course provides you with such skills as:
- Shampoo and condition.
- Colour hair using temporary colour
- Styling women’s hair
- Create a Hair and Beauty image
- The art of dressing hair
- Hair plaiting
You will explore topics such as:
- Health and Safety.
- Introduction to the Hair and Beauty sector
- Present a professional image in the salon
- Create and maintain retail displays in the salon
- Reception duties.
- Contribute to the development of effective working relationships
- Prepare for hair services and maintain work areas
You will work towards Functional skills for Communications, and AON (application of number) at the appropriate level. This will improve all areas of your English, including punctuation, spelling techniques, formal letters etc; and for AON you will improve on areas of your maths for percentages, and ratios, which is essential for the mixing of colours in Hairdressing.
To provide evidence of a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade G and above.
There is no final examination but you will be continuously assessed using a range of methods; observation of practical work, oral questions, assignments, written tests and portfolio evidence to demonstrate understanding.
All full time courses are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31st August 2016. The only fees you have to pay are for specialist resources and equipment and the cost of these varies from £25 to £300 depending upon the subject you are studying.
Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial help from the college's learner support funds. You should apply for financial support as soon as you receive your offer letter.
If you successfully complete this course you can progress onto the Level 2 (NVQ) Diploma in Hairdressing (QCF) at City College.
As you are required to have a salon placement running alongside your course, very often employers will offer to employ you on completion of your qualification.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City College Brighton and Hove directly.