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Hairdressing NVQ Level 3 at Mid Cheshire College

Course description

Students will study the following units: Give customers a positive impression of yourself, ensure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety, advise and consult with clients, style, dress and finish hair using basic techniques, cut hair using basic techniques, shampoo and condition hair and scalp and style hair using basic plaiting techniques.

The course will include learning a variety of hairdressing skills in the Colleges Hair Salons, progressing from the VRQ Level 2.

Course content

This course includes a Study Programme to provide learners with a coherent and enriching curriculum which will provide them with the academic, social and employability skills to progress to further or higher education or employment.

The content of the study programme is designed to broaden the learner experience beyond the main qualification of study.

The key theme of Study Programmes at Level 3 will be the development of personal, social and enterprise skills to enable progression to higher levels of study or employment.

As well as your core qualification you will study GCSE or Functional Skills in English or Maths plus English and maths development as part of the core qualification.

Learners will also undertake personal progress planning and pastoral education. Plus additional personal development activity which may include work experience and projects.

Entry requirements

Successful completion of VRQ Level 2 in Hairdressing


Assessment is through formal written examinations, practical observation and written assignments. Several hours of homework, both written and practical, are required each week. All final work must be submitted in a portfolio of evidence.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to progress on to Foundation Degree in Salon Management or employment in a salon or self-employment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Mid Cheshire College directly.

Last updated date: 08 April 2016

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