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Study type Study Tier Start Date Duration Course Contact

Full Time

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2 September 20191 yearAnnie Smith

Entry Requirements

The Isle of Wight College has standard entry requirements for full-time college courses, depending on the level of the course to be studied.

There may be additional entry requirements for a small number of specialist courses. If this course is one of these specialist courses, additional entry requirements will be stated below.


The VTCT Entry Level Diploma in Vocational Studies – Hair and Beauty (Entry 3) is a qualification that has been designed to prepare you for employment, to develop your skills in personal and social development and teach you a range of techniques across the hair and beauty sectors.

This course is a full time option and is suitable for students 16 years or above.


Skills and knowledge that are needed to start a career in Hair. Subjects include: Literacy and Numeracy to support you in the workplace, Introduction to basic hair care, how to assist and support a Hair Stylist, introduction to the Beauty Therapy Industry, learning about professional presentation, improving your own learning, personal and social development and health and safety in the workplace.


The course has been designed so that students control their pace of assessment. Students will mainly have a practical timetable which will include sessions working in the commercial Hair/Beauty salon; students will also have assignments, oral questions and exams to support each relevant area of learning. This will be proof that students have mastered a particular aspect of the trade and gained the necessary knowledge and skills to achieve their VTCT Entry Level Diploma in Vocational Studies – Hair and Beauty. 


  • Team Building Exercises
  • Equality and Diversity Exercises
  • Improving Communication Skills
  • Interview Techniques
  • Health Related Topics
  • Creating a mood board and an Image based on the theme.


  • Level 1 Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector
  • Employment within The Hair And Beauty Industry


Study Programmes

All Study Programmes for 16-19 year olds at The Isle of Wight College are designed to include:

  • Work experience which is effective, relevant, and includes careers fairs, site visits, guest speakers and introduces you to the expectations of the real demands of work
  • English and maths, where students have not yet achieved a GCSE grade A* - C (9 - 4 using the new grades) in these subjects by age 16
  • Non-qualification activity, such as tutorials and work-related learning, to help further develop the personal skills relevant to your progression goals
  • A vocational experience which will form the substantial part of the programme

These four elements of the programme should combine to provide stretch and challenge for you helping to prepare you for progression to employment or further study.

Please refer to the 16 to 19 study programme document to learn more.

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