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Hairdressing VRQ Diploma City and Guilds Level 2 (HAB1) at Barnsley College

Course description

Become part of the glamorous hair and beauty industry by getting hands-on on one of our hairdressing courses. This qualification is suitable for you if you want to increase your skills and knowledge to become a great hairdresser.

Course content

This course will give the skills in a variety of hairdressing skills including:

•Shampoo and condition hair and scalp

•Basic cutting and styling hair and a variety of basic colouring techniques

•Setting, dressing, and finishing hair using basic techniques

•Reception duties

•Perming hair

•Create an image based on a theme (competition)

•Working within the hairdressing industry

Entry requirements

Three GCSEs at grade A* to D plus English grade 3 or above OR Level 1 NVQ Hairdressing.


•Online assessments are required to be completed for each unit throughout the course

•You will have practical assessments to complete for each unit

•You will require some paying clients to complete practical assessments, which must be sourced by yourself

Financial information

Financial support If your total annual household income is less than £35,000 you could be eligible for financial support through our Learner Support Fund.* Money is available for travel (up to £700), food, trips, printing, equipment and childcare. You don’t have to pay this money back. You can pick up a Learner Support Fund application form from Student Services on the ground floor at our Old Mill Lane campus.

Guaranteed bursaries If you are aged between 16 and 18 and currently living on your own, or in care or leaving care, you could be eligible for a non-repayable bursary of up to £1,200 per year.*

Earn to Learn If you are aged 16 to 18 and not eligible for any other financial support you could get involved with our Earn to Learn scheme. This provides excellent work experience opportunities within College with departments including Marketing, Administration and Catering, and you will be ‘paid’ via a range of rewards including help with the cost of travel, trips and equipment or high street vouchers.

FREE bus services! We realise that getting to and from College might not be very easy for everyone so we have funded two free return bus services for our students. They go to and from the Old Mill Lane campus which is just a few minutes’ walk from our Sixth Form College sites. Shelley > Old Mill Lane campus Stocksbridge via Penistone >

Old Mill Lane campus

These bus routes are completely free for our students and operate on a first come, first served basis. Each route will get students into College in a morning before lessons start and a return service is provided after lessons finish. Please contact Student Services for details of pick-up points and times.

For more information on financial support, bursaries or

bus routes, please contact Student Services on

Tel: 01226 216 267 or Email:

*Terms and conditions apply.

Future opportunities

You may decide to progress onto the Diploma Level 3 or NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing or into employment.

Further information


We have a dedicated team available to provide information on all of our courses and to help you to make the right choices about your future. The team are based at the Old Mill Lane site.

Drop in:

Monday – Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm

Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm

Tel: 01226 216 123


Our Information Advisers visit schools and provide impartial information about training and education options for school leavers. They can help with:

• Applying for courses

• Arranging taster days and visits to College

• Information about course requirements

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 22 August 2017
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