High levels of knowledge, technical ability and creativity are needed to pursue a career in this industry. The profession offers qualified hairdressers the flexibility to be self-employed and run their own businesses. Our students are national and regional award winners, testimony to the quality of teaching and training facilities we provide. We also offer an Apprenticeship route for this qualification.
• Monitor procedures to safely control work operations
• Promote additional services or products to customers
• Provide hairdressing consultation services
• Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques
• Colour hair using a variety of techniques
• Provide colour correction services
• Creatively style and dress hair
• Creatively dress long hair
• Develop and enhance creative hairdressing skills
• Create a variety of permed effects
• Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities
Under 19s may also be required to study Functional Skills or GCSE English & maths depending upon previous attainment
Students are required to be working in a salon on a regular basis. Competition entry and visits are a compulsory part of the course which enables students to build on their skills, employability, industrial experience and knowledge of the world at work
You will need to purchase a hairdressing kit approx cost £240. Uniform approx £10. Trips and activities £50. Concessions are available to assist with the costs.
What are the entry requirements?
You will need English and Maths skills at Level 2 as well as a Level 2 Hairdressing qualification and be working in a salon. If you do not have evidence of your English and Maths levels you will be assessed by the English & maths team. You may be exempt if you hold the relevant qualifications.
How is the course taught?
Practical sessions will be taught in our fully equipped salons, theory sessions will be classroom based
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through assignment work that directly relates to the practical units, in the salon whilst working on clients, and through written examinations and oral questioning. Much assessment of your work takes place whilst you participate in shows, competitions and a photographic session.
What support is available?
Our qualified tutors will support and guide you in the classrooms/workshops and through tutorials as they help you to develop the skills and techniques required in industry. Learning Support is also available for those with learning difficulties/disabilities; please let us know on application if you require this service. If you need help or advice on other matters such as welfare and finance, please contact our Course Information Centres at Willesden or Wembley Park.
What social activities can I take part in?
We offer a programme of social and sports activities to all our students; full information is available from the Student Room at your centre of study. Student rooms are available for those who want to play games, meet up with friends or just chill.
What facilities and resources are available?
A range of snacks, hot and cold foods are available to purchase in the canteen and café facilities, as well as vending machines. Halal meat and washing facilities are available at both centres. We have Quiet Rooms for those preferring to reflect. LRCs (libraries) are available at both centres, fully equipped with a wide range of learning materials and qualified friendly staff on hand to support you
What else should I know?
Annually we take part in a range of national and regional competitions in a wide range of subject areas for those keen to show off the skills they have gained on their courses. Competition entry is not compulsory and does not apply to all subject areas; please ask your tutor if it applies to your course.