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Plaiting for Parents

Course Code: PLAIT

Level: 1
Subject area: Hair & Beauty
Awarding body: VTCT
Qualification: Award
Course type: Short course
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Four weeks
When you'll study: Saturdays, 10.00am - 1.00pm

About the course

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.

What you'll learn

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.
Entry requirements

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

Assessments/Exams

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

What's next?

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.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2022/23 (August 2022 – July 2023). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2023/24.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Part-time

Course Code: PLAIT

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: Not applicable to this course

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 AFREE
19 - 23AFREE
24+ AFREE

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

Course Code: PLAIT

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: Not applicable to this course

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 AFREE
19 - 23AFREE
24+ AFREE

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

Course Code: PLAIT

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: Not applicable to this course

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 AFREE
19 - 23AFREE
24+ AFREE

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.