You hold a Level 2 Hairdressing qualification
If you are 19+ you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to fund your qualification
The purpose of the VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing qualification is to provide you with the knowledge, skills and understanding to be a hairdresser/stylist. This qualification is based on the Level 3 Hairdressing National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK’s leading professional hair associations (The Hair Council and National Hairdressing Federation) as being fit for purpose to prepare you for a career as a hairdresser/stylist. This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 years or over and has both mandatory and optional units for you to achieve. The mandatory specialist units are; creatively style and dress hair, creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques, creatively colour and lighten hair, provide client consultation services. The optional sections of this qualification and delivered by Debut are hair colour correction services and create a variety of permed effects.
You will be expected to gather evidence of both the practical skills and underpinning knowledge for each unit you study and create a ‘portfolio of evidence’ for the qualification. On successful completion of this qualification you will be in a position to apply for employment as a hairdresser/stylist.
Monitoring the operation of workplace health and safety procedures is the legal responsibility of all senior staff in a salon, not just that of the manager or proprietor. These responsibilities extend beyond salon staff to all people entering the business, e.g. clients, suppliers, contract cleaners, etc. Therefore, in the context of this unit, ‘other people’ includes not only other employees, but all those who have a reason to be on salon premises at any time. This unit is about making sure that statutory and workplace instructions are being carried out.
Through this unit you will provide a comprehensive consultation and advisory service to your clients. Being able to identify the capability of your clients hair will allow you to make recommendations based on questioning, observation and test results. Influencing factors like a client’s lifestyle, commitment and cost will also impact on the services you suggest. You will also be required to provide support to colleagues when they are faced with analysis problems that may require an alternative course of action or referral to other specialists.
Through this unit you will learn how to develop your cutting skills to an advanced level to enable you to create a personalised and individual look for your clients in a way that enhances their personal image. You must also demonstrate that you can work on wet and dry, curly and straight hair using a variety of advanced cutting techniques. Part of this service is to provide your client with good aftercare advice.
Services or products are continually changing in salons to keep up with client’s expectations. By offering new or improved services and products your salon can increase client satisfaction. Many salons must promote these to be able to survive in a competitive world. It is equally important for salons that are not in competitive environments to encourage their clients to try new services or products. This unit is all about your need to keep pace with new developments and to encourage your clients to take an interest in them. Clients expect more and more services or products to be offered to meet their own growing expectations. They need to be made aware of what is available from your salon to give them a greater choice.
Through this unit you will learn about advanced skills necessary to determine and correct more complex colouring problems. 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. This unit is suitable for both hairdressers and barbers.
Through this unit you will develop the skill of combining, adapting and personalising a range of sectioning and winding techniques to achieve a variety of fashionable permed effects for both men and women. The effects you will achieve include; straightened, root lifted, waved, corkscrew and textured curl, dealing with many types of sensitised hair. The intricate winding techniques you will learn include piggy back, spiral, weaving, hopscotch, double wind and how to lift just the root. Part of this service is to provide your client with good aftercare advice. This unit is suitable for both hairdressers and barbers.