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Women's and Men's Hairdressing Level 2 Diploma at Darlington College

Course description

This course will provide you with a range of creative hairdressing skills and knowledge to prepare you for a career in the hairdressing industry.

If you have not achieved a C grade or above in English or maths, you will as part of your course be required to work towards this as part of your study programme.  You will be given the opportunity to go on work experience at certain times during your course.

To develop your employability opportunities you may also be given enrichment classes. This may focus upon additional qualifications, industrial updating and career preparation.

Course content

You will learn through practical demonstrations, practice and theory as well as through e-learning. This course enables you to develop the necessary interpersonal skills as well as the appropriate ' on the job' skills. You will be taught using up to date resources that are appropriate to your individual learning style. Lessons are in the form of practical workshops, classes, and tutorials.

  • Health and safety practice in the salon
  • Client consultation for hair services
  • Shampooing and conditioning hair and scalp
  • Cut women's hair
  • Colour and lighten hair
  • Cut men's hair
  • Styling men's hair
  • Plaiting and twisting hair
  • Working in the hair industry
  • The art of dressing hair
  • Promote additional products and services

Entry requirements

You will need 4 GCSEs grade A* - E or a Diploma in Hairdressing Level 1.

You will be required to attend an interview at the college and we will request a school or college report.

You need to have good literacy skills, as well as being naturally creative, be able to work as part of a team, have a friendly personality and enjoy working with clients.

Future opportunities

You can progress on to a Level 3 qualification or go on to an Apprenticeship. Alternatively you can venture into a career in hairdressing salons.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 March 2016
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