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VRQ Diploma in Women's Hairdressing - Level 2 at South Thames College

Course description

This course will broaden your hairdressing skills and prepare you for work as a hairdresser.

As well as daytime lessons, you'll need to come into College one evening a week or on a Saturday. You'll have one day a week work experience and will go to industry-relevant exhibitions too, so you'll be preparing for work in the real world. We have plenty of professional suppliers coming to college to deliver bespoke training on latest products and equipment in the industry. This is boosted by employers and salon owners giving demonstrations and talks on making it in the sectory. As well as work experience in our salon there can also be opportunities for experience in professional salons - previous students have even seen this lead to part-time work.

As well as internal competitions, there are also a number of local and national competitions that you'll get involved with. In the prestigious WorldSkills competitions we've put through plenty of our students and this is a great way to learn from your peers and to be exposed to new experiences.

Course content

As well as daytime lessons, you'll need to come into College one evening a week or on a Saturday. You'll have one day a week work experience and will go to industry-relevant exhibitions too, so you'll be preparing for work in the real world. The course covers:

  • Shampooing and conditioning
  • Styling, setting and dressing hair, including long hair
  • Basic haircutting techniques
  • Colouring and perming hair
  • Salon duties, policies and procedures
  • Salon customer service, client consultation and analysis
  • Promoting retail and services.

Entry requirements

Three GCSEs grade A*-D; OR a relevant Level 1 qualification with appropriate levels of English and maths. You'll also have a practical skills assessment to make sure the course is a good match for you.

Assessment

Continuous assessment by observation on paying clients, formal and informal online tests, written assignments and tests as well as building up a portfolio of your work.

Future opportunities

You could move on to a Level 3 course for better job prospects, or find work in a salon at junior level. You could also think about a hairdressing apprenticeship.

Further information

Like all colleges, we provide specialist kits for hair and beauty courses so that you can work with them on your courses and use outside the College to give you more chance to practise and grow your skills. Depending on your circumstances, the cost varies and this will be assessed when you join the course. Our College discount means you can get high-quality products at reduced rates from our suppliers when you've successfully completed your course.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 December 2015
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