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Course description

This qualification is the progression from the successful completion of Level 2 VRQ Diploma in Hairdressing and is the ‘job ready’ qualification required to work in the Hairdressing industry.

It is particularly suitable for anyone who has successfully completed the Level 2 VRQ Diploma in Hairdressing.*



*Course subject to change as awaiting confirmation. 

Course content

You must complete a range of assessments on paying clients within set times on the following practical activities:

  • Client Consultation
  • Develop your effectiveness at work
  • Shampooing and Conditioning
  • Cutting women’s hair
  • Colouring
  • Blow Drying Hair
  • Setting
  • Cut men’s hairstyles

The salon operates on a commercial basis and mirrors the industry; therefore, you will be assessed not only in aspects of Hairdressing, but also on punctuality and reliability.

You will also be expected to complete two weeks’ work experience in a salon. This may involve travelling some distance and working late evenings where necessary.

Please note: If you have not achieved a Grade 4 or above in GCSE English and/or Maths you will be required to continue studying these alongside your college course.

Entry requirements

Standard Level 2 entry requirements apply. For this course you must have also successfully completed VRQ Level 2 Hairdressing.



Future opportunities

Progression on to the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing from this programme is subject to the successful completion of this qualification, evidence of progression in English and Maths, with a successful interview and reference. Many students also choose an Apprenticeship to earn whilst they learn and continue their studies.

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: 09 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: HL017

Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Student Services
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01757211048
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