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Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy (QCF) VTCT Level 1 NVQ Diploma at Waltham Forest College

Course description

Our Introduction to Hair and Beauty Diploma Level 1 course is designed to offer you the perfect introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector.

It covers a wide variety of subject areas, enabling you to take the first steps on the ladder to acquiring a number of skills in both Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy. If you enjoy spending time making others look good and feel fantastic and are looking to launch your career within this industry, then this course is for you.

Course content

Health and safety 
Assist with salon reception duties
Shampoo and condition hair
Assist with facial skin care treatments
Blow dry hair
Assist with hair colour services
Plait and twist hair using basic techniques

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade G or above
Interview and assessment


Practical assessments
Oral questions

Future opportunities

Progression to the Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy or employment in the hair and beauty industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Waltham Forest College directly.

Last updated date: 25 July 2017
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    • Train:

      Trains run to Walthamstow Central from Liverpool Street station (a bus can then be taken to the College, see below). Wood Street station is approximately a 10-minute walk from the College.


      The Victoria Line ends at Walthamstow Central, which is approximately a 15-minute walk to the College. Alternatively, you can get a bus, see below.


      From Walthamstow Central:Bus 275 stops outside the College, 212 stops across the road from the College (Shernhall Street). Buses 97, 357, 34 or 215 stop at the 'Bell Corner' (junction of Hoe Street and Forest Road). From here, the College is approximately five-minute walk.

      From Blackhorse Road Tube Station: Bus 123 also stops outside the College on route between Tottenham and Ilford