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St Edmunds Society

VTCT Level 1 Diploma in Hair and Beauty Skills

St Edmunds Society

Fullman House, 114-118 Oak Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 3BP

Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Level 1
601/5786/0
Retail and Commercial Enterprise

Course Summary

The VTCT Hair and Beauty Skills qualification suite is designed to enable students to perform hair and beauty skills and techniques on themselves and other students whilst developing their understanding of hair, beauty and hygiene products.

These really important self-care skills help learners to mix well with others, whether in an education or work environment.

All of the modules in this popular course have been designed as a foundation for further study, both in the hair and beauty industry, as well as across broader vocational fields.

This course is suitable for 16 - 18 year olds (or up to 25 with an EHCP).

Aged 16+ will be supported to achieve maths and English qualifications whilst on the programme (if you have not achieved A-C or 9-4 grade GCSE).

Aged 16+ will be placed within relevant work experience with local employers whilst on the programme.

Course Details


This course teaches students to develop a broad range of practical hair and beauty techniques involved in creating a total look. This will cover a range of topics including:

  • Health and Safety in a Salon
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Nail Art and Care
  • Make Up Application
  • Hair Styling


You will be supported to achieve your maths and English qualifications whilst on the programme (if you have not achieved A-C or 9-4 grade GCSE).


You will also achieve a relevant work experience placement.

Additional information:

Students who have A-C/4-9 grade GCSE’s will NOT be required to complete Maths and English qualifications.

Students who do not have GCSE’s A-C, or 4 and above will be required to complete Maths and English qualifications.

Work Experience – a 2 week/8-day work placement will be arranged whilst on programme to build employability skills.

Enrichment – Careers Advice, sexual and mental health talks, Matthew Project drug and alcohol talks, Apprenticeship support, Employability days.

Bursary is available to support students with a household income of under £30,000. This can include food allowance and travel support (bus/train).

Welfare Support Team – Wellbeing support, housing advice, financial advice, drug and alcohol support, behavioural and engagement support. (As appropriate)

Structure of day – An average day is 9.15am– 3.30pm. Flexibility of their programme can be discussed alongside individual needs.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for GCSE's as students will be supported to achieve Maths and English qualifications whilst on the programme (if you have not achieved A-C or 9-4 grade GCSE).

An initial assessment will be carried out at the interview stage as student will require a certain level of literacy and numeracy skills.

Having some previous knowledge of transport maintenance or mechanics, including work experience, can be useful.

Your next steps...

You can progress onto further Level 1 qualifications, a Level 2 qualification or a traineeship or apprenticeship within the industry.


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