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Bradford College

Diploma in Hairdressing

Qualification Gained
VTCT Level 1 Diploma in Hairdressing
Study Level
Adult, School Leavers, Level 1
36 weeks Full-time
Start Date
September 2024
Study Mode


Designed to introduce you to an extensive range of practical skills and knowledge to act as a foundation for you to build your confidence as a junior stylist and progress onto the next level of hairdressing qualification. The course will give you a real taste of the industry, you will train in our commercial salons and have the opportunity to complete work experience. You will be continuously assessed over the period of the course building up a portfolio of evidence as you progress with your skills.

  Key Info

You’ll study a range of units including styling and dressing hair. You will be developing industry related skills and building your soft skills that employers require.

Entry to this course requires a minimum of grade 2 in GCSE English and Maths as well as a keen interest to pursue a career in the hairdressing or Beauty industry.

Please note that it is required that you purchase a kit.

You will be assessed on your practical skills in our salons building up a portfolio of evidence; your theory knowledge will be assed via external exams.

Work experience is a compulsory component of the course.

Successful completion of the course means that you will be able enter the Level 2 hairdressing or Level 2 barbering courses. You may choose to progress to further study or employment in the Beauty and Hairdressing sector.

If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees. If you're 19 or older you may need to pay a fee.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.


If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact [email protected]

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service at any time.

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