Hairdressing - Level 1 Diploma at City of Oxford College
Make a start on a hairdressing career and learn how to provide popular styles and treatments with the Diploma in Hairdressing. Styling, dressing, shampooing, conditioning and colouring are just some of the skills you learn.
The qualification you gain is VTCT Level 1 Diploma in an Introduction to Hair and Beauty. You also gain wider personal development skills vital for success in further study or employment. They include self confidence, working with others, taking responsibility and time management. By the end of the course you will have benefited from a valuable insight in future study or careers open to you.
You study 11 units:
• introduction to the hair and beauty sector
• presenting a professional image in a salon
• plaiting and twisting hair
• themed face painting
• nail art application
• skin care
• shampoo and conditioning
• styling women’s hair
• basic make-up application
• the art of dressing hair
• the art of photographic make-up
Individual learning targets are set throughout this course and you receive regular feedback on your progress. Formal assessment is via assignments, case studies, oral questioning and practical application.
You take part in classroom practical and salon sessions to gain hands-on experience of these treatments.
Applicants for a Level 1 programme will normally have:
- A strong interest in their chosen programme of study
- The commitment to work towards improving English and Maths as part of the programme
- The ability to discuss past experiences of education and future ambitions in an interview
Applicants will be invited to attend an interview and complete an internal assessment. All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.
Approximately one third of your time in College is classroom based and you are set assignments and homework too. The remaining time is spent in the practical working salon to practise and perform different treatments. There is a strong emphasis on working and learning with others and you also need to be able to work independently.
On successful completion of the course you can progress to other full-time beauty therapy or hairdressing qualifications - see our Level 2 courses here at City of Oxford College.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Oxford College directly.