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Hairdressing VRQ Diploma at Solihull College & University Centre

Course description

VRQ Level 3 Diploma in women’s hairdressing

Course content

There are 8 units that make up the VRQ Level 3 qualification
- Health and safety
- Promoting products and services to clients
- Consultation services
- Create a variety of looks using a combination of cutting techniques.
- Provide colour correction services
- Colour hair using a variety of techniques
- Creatively style and dress hair
- Human resource management within the hair and beauty sector.

Entry requirements

Level 2 Hairdressing Diploma either VRQ or NVQ.


You will be assessed by:
- Practical assessments
- Portfolio
- Assignments
- Written papers
- Oral questioning

Future opportunities

After successful completion of the course you may progress to;
- Advanced Apprentice in a salon studying a level 3 NVQ Diploma in hairdressing
- Junior stylist
- Senior stylist within a salon, with further progression to Manager and Salon Owner
- Other specialist hairdressing stand-alone units
- Level 4 salon management
- Progression into the Preparing to Teach in the Life Long Learning Sector
- Progression onto the Diploma in Teaching in the Life Long Learning sector.
- Assessor award level 3
- Private educator and assessor,
- Training academy employee

Solihull College and University Centre offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.

Further information

Students will be expected to take part in work placement in local Hairdressing Salons, and will also have the opportunity to work in the College’s professional salon.
- Theory books (£ TBC)
- Kit (£ TBC)
- Uniform(£ TBC)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Solihull College & University Centre directly.

Last updated date: 10 November 2016
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