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Hair, beauty and holistics - VTCT Diploma in Hairdressing level 1 at Kirklees College, Huddersfield Centre

Course description

If you are new to the industry and have little or no experience of hairdressing and barbering, this course is for you.

Course content

You will learn:

• Shampooing and conditioning

• Styling women’s hair

• Styling men’s hair

• Plaiting and twisting hair

• The art of dressing hair

• Colour hair using temporary colour

• Creating a hair and beauty image

• Health and safety in the salon

• Introduction to the hair and beauty sector

• Presenting a professional image in a salon

• Working with others • Salon reception duties

• Creating and maintaining salon retail displays

The purchase of a hairdressing kit is essential for this course. Personal appearance must reflect industry standards.

Entry requirements

English and maths grade 1 or above. Successful completion of current studies. You should demonstrate an interest or knowledge of hairdressing and beauty industries and be keen to progress in them.


• Observations of practical ability

• Photographs of work

• Treatment plans

• Written assignments

• External tests

• Online learning

• Portfolio completion

Financial information

As a full time student you should not need to pay any course or examination fees (under 19).

There may be a cost for equipment, educational visits, printing etc.

Future opportunities

VTCT NVQ in Hairdressing level 2.

You could enter employment in the beauty therapy industry in a trainee or junior manager role.

Further information
01484 437070

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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 30 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year


  • More information
    • The Huddersfield Centre opened in September 2013 and is fitted with state of the art equipment.
      The new centre offers:
      Nine floors of classrooms and workshops, gym, training restaurants, hair and beauty salons, mock air cabin simulator, student services, ATM machines, free wi-fi and much more.