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Vocational studies – Hair and Beauty

Course Code: VHSB

Level: 1
Subject area: Hair & Beauty
Awarding body: VTCT
Qualification: Award
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Ten weeks
When you'll study: Start date and days of study are currently to be confirmed.

About the course

This qualification has been designed to introduce you to a range of practical skills from across the hair and beauty industries, while providing you with the opportunity to develop your own personal and social skills.

This qualification will provide you with a foundation for further learning in the hairdressing and beauty therapy industries.

What you'll learn

During the course, you will cover a range of modules.

  • Developing self – this unit will introduce you to ways in which you can reflect on your own personal development and how your personal skills, abilities and behaviours can be improved.
  • Preparation for work – this unit will encourage you to look at your own skills and qualities in relation to those needed at work and to use this understanding to identify key personal information needed for an application.
  • Working towards goals – it is the aim of this unit to help you understand how to identify and work towards goals.
  • Providing basic manicure treatment – in this unit you will learn how to prepare for and provide basic manicure treatments, including the removal of any nail enamel, filing the nails, applying cuticle and hand cream and applying a basic finish. 
  • Additionally you will learn to maintain effective health, safety, hygiene and client care throughout your treatments.
  • You will be working on peers in the group therefore nail extensions and gel polish would need to be removed for the duration of the course.
Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course. However, a keen interest in the hair and beauty industry as well as a desire for self development are essential.


Assessment will be carried out via practical observation, completion of written assignments and the production of a portfolio of evidence.

What's next?

This qualification will prepare you for an Apprenticeship in the hair and beauty industry or for further study at level 2 in the College.

You may choose to continue to develop your skills in both the industries of hair and beauty, or decide to specialise in just one.

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.)

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete an Expression of Interest form.
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