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Women's Hairdressing Level 2 VRQ Diploma at The City of Liverpool College

Course description

This is a level 2 qualification that prepares you for employment. Assessments take place on each other, friends, family or mannequin heads. You will have the opportunity of working and being assessed in the commercial salon which reflects a realistic working environment.

Course content

You will complete units in:

  • Working in the Hair Industry
  • Follow Health and Safety practice in the salon
  • Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp
  • Promote products and services to clients in a salon
  • Cut Women’s hair.
  • Colour and Lighten hair
  • Perm and Neutralise hair
  • The Art of Dressing hair
  • Create and Image based on a them within the Hair and Beauty Sector
  • Salon Reception duties.

You will have a personal tutor and a weekly tutorial.

Entry requirements

  • You will need to have Maths and English at Level 1 or equivalent.
  • You will need to have a Hairdressing Qualification at Level 1, or 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above.
  • All candidates will be interviewed and will need to demonstrate an appropriate level of interpersonal skills as this is a customer focused industry.

Future opportunities

VRQ Diploma in Hairdressing for Colour Technicians VRQ Level 2 Diploma in Barbering Hair and Media Makeup Upon on completion of this course, you can chose to progress to Level 3, work for yourself or progress onto an Apprenticeship with us at the College.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The City of Liverpool College directly.

Last updated date: 27 September 2016

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    • The College's Duke Street centre is located amongst the City's bustling RopeWalks conservation area famous for it's port related heritage and vibrant culinary scene. The centre is located just a few minutes walk from the City's world class shopping centre, Liverpool One.

      This campus is the central location for apprenticeships and both further and higher education courses in catering, hospitality, travel, tourism and leisure as well as hair, beauty and holistic therapies.

      All students have access to well-resourced facilities including modern industry standard teaching workrooms, kitchens and laboratories and salons kitted out with modern, industry-specialist equipment.

      The Academy Restaurant, Academy Hair, Beauty and Holistic Therapy Salons, The Graduate Hair Salon and The Academy Café are located here in purpose built, industry standard facilities. As commercial ventures, they provide authentic working environments for students in training, as well as first-rate food produce and services and hair and beauty treatments to the public at highly competitive prices.