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Hairdressing, VTCT Level 3 Diploma at Abingdon and Witney College

Course description

The course will cover the following aspects of hairdressing including; how to promote additional products and services, aspects of health and safety and professional practice. How to provide a hairdressing consultation service and how to creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques and how to colour hair using various techniques. You will also learn how to provide a colour correction service and how to creatively style and dress both short and long hair. In addition, you will cover hairdressing science and business studies as well as learn how to plan and implement a variety of promotional activities. Practical skills will be assessed when working on clients within the Colleges own commercial salon. Theoretical knowledge will be assessed by assignment work and external tests set by the awarding body. Evidence of all assessments will be collated into a portfolio and submitted at the end of the year. You are also required to attend a weekly work placement. You will also gain a certificate in Functional Skills - English and Maths and a BTEC Award in Work Skills. You are required to purchase a professional salon uniform, equipment and text books, which will be discussed at your interview. During the course you will also be provided with the opportunity to attend the BBC Clothes Show Live, Salon International Excel in London and hair exhibitions. Students will also have the opportunity to attend the Hairdressing World Skills Event.



Entry requirements

NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing qualification or an equivalent Hairdressing qualification. Entry is subject to an interview.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Abingdon and Witney College directly.

Last updated date: 31 March 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year