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Qualification Overview 

The main purpose of the VTCT Level 1 Diploma in Hair and Beauty Skills (VRQ) is to prepare you to progress to the next level of vocational learning. All the units in this qualification directly prepare you for further study in the hair and beauty sector.


This qualification includes all the required elements to develop your practical hair and beauty skills including a mandatory unit in Create a hair and beauty image using colour. You will also have the opportunity to develop your understanding and skills further by selecting optional units including: Hand and nail care, Foot and toenail care, Make-up application, Skincare, Nail art, Face painting, Blow dry hair, Winding skills, Shampoo and condition hair, Plaiting hair, Colouring hair using temporary colour.


You will also have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant hair and beauty products, health and safety, customer services, designing retail display areas and the hair and beauty sector.

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Hair & Beauty Tutor
Lisa Gannon

Entry Requirements

Learners must be aged 14 or over at the time of certification for this qualification. Learners must have previously achieved a hair or beauty qualification at Entry Level 3 or had a successful interview with centre.

Units Covered in This Qualification

  • Create a hair and beauty image using colour


Achievement of this qualifications confirms the learner has gained the knowledge and skills required to:

  • Progress into further learning at a higher level

  • Diploma Level 2

  • NVQ Level 2 and 3

  • Alternatively, this qualification may lead directly into supervised employment in the hair and beauty industry. It can also provide a good platform for the opportunity of working as a modern apprentice.