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Hairdressing VRQ - Level 2 at Dudley College

Course description

This is a Vocational qualification which prepares the learner for a career in Hairdressing giving them the skills and knowledge needed to enter into the Hairdressing Industry.

Course content

The course will cover:
• Consultation/hair and scalp analysis
• Shampoo and condition hair
• Plaiting
• Blow drying
• Cutting
• Colouring
• Health and Safety
• Working in the industry
• Promote products
• Perming
• Hair creativity
• Functional skills
• Work experience and voluntary work
• Personal and professional development.

Entry requirements

An interest in a career in hairdressing. You will be expected to take part in the college's work placement scheme completing assessments within the commercial salon.

A successful interview is required.


  • Online/written tests
  • Assignments
  • Practical assessments carried out on friends, family, a block head and clients.

Financial information

There is no need to worry about the costs of coming to college as there is lots of financial help available. Our finance and welfare officers will be able to talk to you about any help that may be available to you based on your individual circumstances.


Examples of financial help are:


Bursary fund


Students aged 16-18 attending a full-time further education course can apply to the 16-18 Bursary Fund for help with college related costs. More information about the 16-18 Bursary Fund can be found at the website: or by contacting our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.




We will provide a free bus pass to help with travel costs for 16-18* year olds on full-time programmes, based on individual circumstances**. To qualify for a free bus pass***, you must live more than one mile from the campus at which you will be studying and not already be in receipt of other financial support, such as Care to Learn funding.


*Under 19 as at 31 August 2017.


**Students with learning difficulties or disabilities who are unable to access public transport may still be able to receive help – talk to our Student Finance team.


***Evidence of family income will need to be provided.


For advice on help that may be available to you when you start college call our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555

Future opportunities

VRQ Level 3 Hairdressing.

Further information

For further information about Dudley College and the courses on offer, please visit or contact Student Services on 01384 363 363.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 February 2017
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