Prerequisites: Level 2 Hairdressing
Time: Approximately 6 months at one day per week
Dress code: Please wear professional attire
Location: Blackfen, Sidcup
The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing is an occupational qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed hairdresser/stylist. This qualification is based on Hairdressing National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK’s lead hairdressing professional association (The Hairdressing Council) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a senior hairdresser/stylist.
You will recognise salon hazards, carry out risk assessments and then implement the necessary actions. You will monitor and support your colleagues to ensure your salon complies with health and safety requirements. You will implement and supervise salon procedures for all aspects of salon safety and security including the need for insurance.
You will use your personal client consultation skills to assist in the following areas: the use of effective communication techniques, how to recognise hair, skin and scalp disorders, when to use a range of hair tests, knowing when to refer conditions to professionals and how to maintain up-to-date client records whilst maintaining client confidentiality.
The aim of this unit is to develop your creative skills to advanced level to combine, adapt and personalise a range of colouring and lightening techniques to achieve a variety of fashion effects that complement a style. You will develop the ability to identify the appropriate product, technique and corrective action to satisfy your client’s needs. Part of this service is to provide your client with good aftercare advice.
The aim of this unit is to develop your cutting skills to an advanced level, to enable you to create a personalised and individual look for your clients. You must demonstrate that you can work on wet, dry, curly and straight hair using a variety of advanced cutting and texturising techniques, in a way that enhances your clients’ personal image. Part of this service is to provide your clients with good aftercare advice.
The aim of this unit is to develop your skills to use a variety of conventional and non-conventional dressing techniques to produce innovative, fashionable and creative looks for your clientele. You will develop the ability to combine and adapt a variety of styling and finishing methods, including the use of ornamentation, to produce individual finished effects. Part of this service is to provide your client with good aftercare advice.
This unit will help you to develop your skills and knowledge in the products and services, you use and sell. Working through this unit will help develop your skills in techniques for effective communication with your clients, interpreting buying signals, managing client expectations, introducing new products and services, describing the features and benefits and learning how to close a sale.
The aim of this unit is to develop your knowledge and understanding of how to maintaining your own health and wellbeing. This will include setting a personal action plan, having clear goals, regular monitoring, reviewing activities, evaluating your progress and updating your action plan. This is a continuous cycle for monitoring your eating, lifestyle, exercise and weight management.
This unit is based around the careful analysis of the current state of your client’s hair, planning a realistic course of action, acquiring agreement prior to service, choosing the correct products tools and equipment to achieve the desired effect and finally provide a thorough aftercare service for your client. Maintaining effective health, safety and hygiene procedures throughout each service is paramount.
Arrange your own work experience at a local salon (approximately 30 hours to be completed over the course program)
Yes, it is very important to make sure that you are practising your practical treatments and working on your assignments or workbooks every week to be able to pass your exams and observations.