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Introduction To Hairdressing

This is a part time course designed to introduce you to the hair and beauty sector, providing learners the opportunity to develop basic techniques in shampooing, conditioning and styling women’s hair. To achieve the standards required you must maintain consistent attendance throughout the course.

Entry Requirements

You do not need any previous experience or qualifications to study this course.

Course Content

This qualification will be divided into 4 units: Introduction to the hair and beauty sector, presenting a professional image, shampoo and conditioning and styling women’s hair.

You will learn about career opportunities within the hair and beauty sector and the main hairdressing and beauty treatments.
You will learn how to shampoo, condition and style women’s hair in a variety of ways, including blow drying, finger drying, setting and hair up styles.
You will need to show that you understand the principles of hygiene and safety when performing any practical hairdressing skills.

How will I be taught?

This course will consist of theory input and practical skills performed in a realistic working salon. You will have the opportunity to work on each other or blocks in preparation to your assessments. Your assessments will be recorded in your portfolio on fee paying clients.
(You may need to bring in some of your own clients)

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by an assessor observing your practical skills and by questioning your knowledge and understanding. You will produce a portfolio of work which will be completed throughout the course. This will contain client assessments sheets from your practical sessions, photographic evidence, a candidate assessment book and a log of services completed as proof of competence.

Will I need any extra equipment?


What qualifications will I get?

Certificate in an Introduction to Hairdressing

What will it allow me to do in the future?

Level 2 Certificate in Cutting Hair
Level 2 Certificate in Barbering

Course Information

If you have completed a course in the past with VTCT you will need to produce your candidate registration card at your first meeting.

This course information is accurate at the time of printing but is subject to change.
All applicants will be invited to an evening taster session before the start of the course.
If you would like further advice or guidance, please contact Admissions on 02392 797910 or email admissions@southdowns.ac.uk

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