This foundation course is designed to ensure that you can progress to further vocational studies or find employment. You will develop skills in hair alongside functional skills in English and maths. You will learn through class-based activities, workshops and work experience in the college salon.
Qualification: VTCT Level 1 Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector
Level: Level 1
Start Date: 06 September 2017
You will learn through a variety of activities in the class and also through work experience in the college salons.
You will study:
You will also study functional skills in English and maths.
You will have a personal tutor to guide and support you through the course. A weekly tutorial allows you and your tutor to develop individual learning plans that will assist in learning and in developing responsibility for your own learning.
You will work toward the VTCT VRQ Award through practical assessments and by building a portfolio of work throughout the year. Regular reports on progress are provided to parents/guardians. The programme is unit based and is delivered individually at different stages throughout the course. You will be assessed when you feel you are competent.
There are four areas of assessment:
You will need to purchase a hairdressing kit and uniform (£165). Financial support may be available to help with these costs. Please see our Fees and Concessions page or call 020 8326 2015 for further details.
“The teachers were really great and very knowledgeable. The college is very welcoming, friendly, positive and supportive, and it’s a great environment to study in. After my course I’m going to continue working in a barber's to gain more experience and then I’m going to open my own business, which has always been my goal. Doing this course has been a big step towards achieving my goal.”