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This two year course is suited to students interested in a career in the hairdressing industry. Students will be trained in a realistic working environment in the College’s state of the art salons. Students will experience the normal day-to-day running of a hairdressing salon and will engage with customers and potential employers. This will ensure students are ready to begin an exciting journey within this creative industry. This course will open various pathways for progression.
The course combines a large proportion of practical learning with relevant theory components. You will gain practical skills in shampooing and conditioning, blow-drying, colouring, cutting and setting. The course will also give you knowledge on relevant health and safety, consultation and effective working practice skills. These are all important to ensure you are ready to work in the hairdressing industry. The college also will enhance the learning experience of students throughout the year to gain additional qualifications, engage with Industry Experts and participate in workshops relevant to the industry.
Applicants need at least 6 points at GCSE level, for example 2 Grade C or 3 Grade D. Successful applicants will be required to complete Essential Skills in Literacy, Numeracy and IT if they do not have a GCSE grade C in English, Maths or IT.
Places are subject to individual interview due to the nature of this course. All applicants must attend a pre-entry guidance session. This criterion may increase subject to demand for places.
A combination of practical observations and on-line theory tests are used to assess this qualification.
This qualification can lead to employment within the hairdressing industry and progression to a Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing, Level 3 Diploma Barbering or Level 2/3 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-up.
The college also will enhance the learning experience of students throughout the year to gain additional qualifications, engage with Industry Experts and participate in workshops relevant to the industry.
Students will be required to purchase the following on commencement of the course:
Mode of Study
Hours per Week
Number of Weeks
Total Annual Fee £338.00
Total Concessionary Fee £229.00
Fees Payable Each Year
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