Course Delivery

The London Hairdressing Academy

In salon Classes:

1 Day a week
Theory and Practical hours 9:30 am to 7:30 pm

E-homework & revision:

5 Hours a week (on average)
All 20-week NVQ Diplomas combine both in class learning and E-Homework.

All Students studying on a VTCT NVQ programme are required to access Google Classrooms to complete and submit set photo homework & Assignments on non class days every week by the given deadline. This is mandatory, should learners not be able to complete the out of class work this will result in removal from the programme.

(Both in salon classes & E-Homework is a compulsory part of the course, all learners will be tracked weekly, failure to attend or complete the set work will result in removal from the programme).

What does this course involve?

To successfully complete the programme students will be graded and assessed on a range of the following:

• 10 Assignments (to be completed and submitted out of class hours)

• 5 Exams

• Formative and Summative Assessments

• Weekly set Photo Homework (outside of class hours)

Students are required to set aside roughly 5 hours per week to complete photo homework and assignments.


What will I be studying in Class?

Classes will consist of Theory in the morning’s followed by practical sessions after Lunch until the evening. Practical classes consist of demonstrations & practice on training blocks, students or models.

Students are required to stand in as models for one another in the early weeks of the course for blow-dry and setting practice

Once students have successfully completed training on model heads and blocks they will move on to completing summative assessments on models.

What does Theory consist of?

Theory lessons will be delivered in class by each of the programme lecturers to prepare learners for all assignment and examination work providing enough information for all learners to successfully pass all requirements. Theory Material will also be available online for students to refer to throughout the course and after graduation.

  • In-class theory knowledge lessons.
  • Assignments (There will be 1 assignment for every module).
  • Exams (certain modules will also include examination).

Students who do not pass theory will not be able to pass the programme.


All of our Level 2 and Level 3 classes at The London Hairdressing Academy run one day a week, on non class days students are set E-learning work via Google Classrooms that students can access from home, you would need to set aside on average 5 hours a week to complete all photo homework and assignments.

Students have out of class access to Lecturers and staff for any help needed, or ask questions throughout the programme by using Google Classrooms to interact either publicly or privately.

Practical’s: Students will be set weekly practical homework throughout the course which is to be submitted by the end of the week through photo submissions on Google classrooms.

Assignments: All student Assignments for each module will be posted online and when completed at home will be submitted through google classrooms to the lecturer of the programme for marking.

Resources: All theory taught in class is available on google classrooms as well as exam revision material for students to revise from.

Google classrooms can be accessed online and via mobile app, all notifications are received in real time through app notifications and private emails so students will not miss any important work or announcements.

Students who do not complete practical homework will not be allowed to work on Model to gain competent assessments until they have proven competency via picture uploads on Google classrooms and could potentially result in removal from the programme. 


What are Formative and Summative Assessments?

Students will be required to carry out a varied number and range of summative assessments on Models for each unit in order to pass the practical aspect of the programme. 

Formative Assessments – A Practice of practical assessments on students or clients in class.

Summative Assessments – A Successful and correctly completed practical assessment in class, consultation sheets will be filed in learners portfolios to evidence a successful summative assessment which will be marked and inspected by the examining body VTCT.

 Students who do attend class and complete the required amount of summative assessments will not be able to pass the programme.