About VTCT.

VTCT is a government-approved awarding organisation which has been awarded world class qualifications since 1962! VTCT is the forerunner in providing education in the hair and beauty sector.

All of our courses have been devised and put together by practicing technicians with many years of experience alongside qualified teachers and trainers of the hairdressing industry. All of our trainers have held relevant teaching qualifications and have past experience in the hair industry.

Our trainers work as specialists in all aspects of hairdressing throughout the week. All learner will be training in current styles and trends. Most of the information you need is in the brochure, although if you have any questions or would like to enrol in a course please email or telephone us!


Why train with us?

Fully qualified teachers.

All of our trainers are qualified teachers and assessors, they all work in our busy salon which means they are up to date with the latest style and trends as they are hands on with hair on a daily basis!

Expert guidance.

You will produce a portfolio of evidence throughout your qualification, this will confirm the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt. Your trainer will provide guidance on how to prepare the portfolio of evidence and how to show practical achievement and understand the knowledge required to successfully complete the qualification.

Comprehensive modules.

Evidence will be collected in various different forms – observed work, witness statements, written questions, oral questions, assignments and case studies.

NVQ Level 2 Fast Track.

The VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in hairdressing is aimed at 16-18 learners who are in full-time Level 2 education programme and wish to pursue a career as an employed and/or self-employed junior hairdresser/stylist. This qualification also forms part of the intermediate hairdressing apprenticeship framework which is delivered in the workplace. There are no formal entry requirements for this qualifications.

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What does this qualification cover? 

This qualification is based on the national occupational standards for hairdressing and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a junior hairdresser/stylist. Learners much achieve all mandatory units which include:

Advise and consult with clients

Set and dress hair

Style and finish hair

Cut hair using basic techniques

Colour and lighten hair

Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp 

Throughout this qualification, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology and health and safety. They will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to advise and consult clients and then provide a complete hairdressing service which includes, shampooing and conditioning, colouring, cutting and setting and dressing, styling and finishing hair. In parallel, learners will develop their communication and customer service skills, their awareness of environmental sustainability and their commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers. Problem solving and research skills will also be developed.

In addition to completing mandatory units, learners are required to achieve nine credits from optional units which include (this list is not exhaustive): remove hair extensions, relax hair, perm and neutralise hair, plait and twist hair, and temporarily attach hair to enhance a style.


NVQ Level 3 Fast Track.

The VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in hairdressing is a technical level qualification that provides you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work as an employed and/or self-employed hairdresser able to work on hair combining a variety of different technical skills. This qualification is ideal for those who hold a hairdressing or barbering qualification and work in a salon.

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Why is this qualification the most suitable?

This qualification covers specific skills necessary to become a senior stylist. This qualification builds on existing knowledge and understanding of hairdressing and develops more detailed and enhanced technical skills necessary for employment. Your skills and techniques will be assessed in a real working environment. 

What does this qualification cover? 

There are four mandatory units in this qualification for you to study including:

Creatively style and dress hair

Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques

Creatively colour and lighten hair

Provide client consultation services

You will then be able to select a minimum of two optional units from a range of 10 units which includes: provide hair extension services; create a variety of permed effects; hair colour correction services. 


Frequently asked questions.

Do we get any salon experience?

Yes, you will be trained within our very own salon! All students will be invited to shadow our salon stylists to get a realistic approach to hairdressing. By the end of the course we hope to have you working in our salon with our stylists learning to run a full column of clients.

Do we need models to work on?

We encourage our students to bring their own models. In order to gain your NVQ you will need to assist some with models however we will also provide models.

How many students will be in the class?

We will have up to 6 students per class. Our courses guarantee more care and attention due to smaller class sizes. Most colleges have around 20-30 students at one time.

What is a FAST TRACK course?

Our FAST TRACK course is a course designed for students to become qualified in a shorter amount of time. It is delivered via an intense and compact, easy to follow course. The course is for anyone over the age of 16 who wishes to become a qualified hairdresser. A FAST TRACK course will take 6 months.

Entry requirements.

All our students must have a passion for hairdressing and a willingness to learn.
Maths and English GCSE’s are not required.

Course prices. Subject to registration fee of £30 (includes uniform).

NVQ Level 2
Full kit included
Scissor set
Clip set
Round brush set
NVQ Level 3
No kit included but you can still purchase

Interest free and finance available on all courses
You can spread the cost over 1-9 months!
£500 deposit required.


We’d love to hear from you! Send us a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Telephone: 01772 651775

Mobile: 07928416440

Email: info@hairdressingcourses.net

Address: 224 Watling St Rd, Fulwood, Preston PR2 8AD

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