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Entry Requirements

Interview to assess suitability for the course and a test for adequate language, literacy and numeracy skills.

Who is the course for

Learners that are looking to start a career in the hairdressing industry. Learners could progress into employment, onto an Apprenticeship, or further their studies by taking other qualifications at Level 3.

Course Content

Course units include:

  • Principles and practises of hairdressing and barbering services
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Cut hair using basic techniques
  • Style and finish hair
  • Set and dress hair
  • Colour and lighten hair

Study Methods

4 days per week, theory and practical classes.

The College has links with local employers and West End Salons.

All students are on work placement for at least one week for the duration of the course.

How is the course assessed

Understanding of theory work is assessed by written questions, projects and assignments, which are completed at the end of each unit and also by oral questioning during practical situations.

Assessment of practical skills is ongoing while working in the training salons.

Students who complete all assessments, exams and assessments/projects early are allowed to leave.

Where next - Further Studies

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Hairdressing or onto an Advanced Apprenticeship in Hairdressing.

Where next - Job Opportunities

You could gain employment in a hairdressing salon, hotel, department store salon, health hydro or on board a cruise ship. You could work towards opening your own salon or become a technician for a large company within the industry.

More Information

For further information, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team on 01895 853333 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last updated: 9 November 2016.

How to Apply

This course requires an informal interview.

To arrange an assessment and interview time please contact Information, Advice & Guidance on 01895 853333.

Hayes Campus: Course Starting Mon 04 September 2017

Starts: 04/09/2017

Duration: 1 Year(s)

Where: Hayes Campus

When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00