Montebello Training offers programmes designed to develop skills and knowledge of the Hairdressing, Barbering and Beauty Industry in addition to life skills and employability qualifications.

Following an initial assessment, all students will be given an individual learning plan to be agreed and completed by the Training Coordinator in consultation with the school, student and parent or guardian.

In addition to the qualifications available, we offer Life Skills Training. This offers the students time to learn more about themselves and the types of careers that may be suitable to them. Examples of topics covered include: Getting to know yourself, personal impact, building self-confidence, money and work, understanding and managing debt, on-line reputation, networking skills etc.

At Montebello Training, we realise the benefit of work-based learning. We have strong relationships with a network of salons throughout Merseyside and will organise supervised work-placed learning, as appropriate.


  • VTCT Entry Level Diploma in Vocational Studies – Hair and Beauty (Entry 3) (QCF)

Designed to prepare students for employment, this course aims to develop skills in personal and social development and teach a range of techniques across the hair and beauty sectors including hand care, skin care, styling hair, plaiting and twisting hair etc.

  • VTCT Level 1 Certificate in Hairdressing and Barbering

This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as an assistant junior hairdresser or barber including: shampooing and conditioning hair, preparing for hair services, preparing the work area, assisting with blow-drying hair, assisting with shaving services etc.

  • VTCT Entry Level Award in Employability Skills (Entry 3) (QCF)

Designed to develop skills to assist when applying for a job, this course also covers interview techniques, safe learning in the workplace and searching for a job.

  • Level 1 Functional Skills in Mathematics (Level 2 if appropriate)
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in English (Level 2 if appropriate)

Functional Skills are embedded into our Hair and Beauty curriculum. Functional Skills are also taught within a classroom environment and 1:1 support is available if required.


All students who successfully attend our Alternative Curriculum Programme are invited to interview for post 16 learning at Montebello Training.  We offer a variety of Traineeships and Apprenticeships in Hair, Beauty and Barbering.