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Plaiting for Parents

Course Code: PLAIT
  • Level: 1
  • Qualification: Award
  • Awarding body: Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT)
  • Duration: Four weeks
  • Course type: Short course
  • Time of day: Daytime
  • When you'll study: Saturdays, 10.00am - 2.00pm

What's it all about?

Have you ever looked around the playground on the school run at the marvellous creations around you, then looked down dismally at the basic ponytail you have scraped your child’s hair into?

Did your most recent attempt at plaiting your child’s hair leave them reaching for a hat or praying for rain?

Fear not … our hairdressing team is here to bring about an end to all of your styling woes with our four-week, level 1 introductory course – Plaiting for Parents!

This course is designed to teach you how to produce a basic French plait and a Dutch braid that will leave you jumping for joy and will gain you valuable brownie points, and don’t worry, regardless of the course title, whether you are a parent or just someone with a passion for plaits, you are welcome to join us.

Course information

The course covers three units.

  • Hair plaiting – through this unit you will be introduced to the intricate skill of plaiting hair. You will learn how to communicate with your client in a professional manner, prepare your client and their hair for plaiting services, and ensure that you follow salon health and safety practices throughout. You will demonstrate that you can provide both on-the-scalp and off-the-scalp plaits.
  • Introduction to the hair and beauty sector – in this unit you will develop your awareness of how the sector is structured and the direction that a career in the hair and beauty industry can take you.
  • Presenting a professional image in the salon – this unit will provide you with the skill to be able to present yourself in a professional manner, to meet the expectations of industry.

There are no specific entry requirements for this course, however a good level of English is required, along with a positive attitude.

Assessment will be carried out by completion of a portfolio which will be made up of a series of short assignments and practical evidence.

Following successful completion of this course, if you would like to further develop your hairdressing skills you could progress onto a level 2 hairdressing or barbering course, or an Apprenticeship.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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Future careers

What you could earn:

Hairdressing and Beauty Salon Managers and Proprietors


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