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Hairdressing Level 2 at Malvern Hills College

Course description

This one year, full-time hairdressing course is for those who wish to take their first steps towards following a career in the hairdressing industry.

Course content

What’s involved?

• Practical skills – colouring, cutting and styling
• Related theory
• Retail promotions and aftercare
• A Functional Skill/GCSE/Enterprise qualification
• Competition work
• Work experience in a vocational related area

How will I be studying?

A large proportion of the course is spent in the up-to-date College salons. This is where you will observe demonstrations and learn and develop the practical aspect of the course. You will work in a real salon environment, working on mannequins and with paying clients. Separate theory input and tutorials will be taught in a classroom environment. 

Entry requirements

You will need to have four GCSEs at grade D (or above) or equivalent (which should ideally include English and Science). You may also apply for this course if you have obtained a Level 1 Hairdressing qualification. You should also have good  communication skills, an outgoing personality and the ability to work as part of a team. Entry for all students is subject to a successful interview.


 Students will be assessed through practical assessments within the College salon, assignment work and on-line exams.

Future opportunities

Once qualified, you may progress onto the Level 3 Hairdressing course, also excellent opportunities exist to work as a junior stylist in a hairdressing salon. Other opportunities include working as a technician within a private company or self-employment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 August 2016

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    • The Malvern campus has been a centre of excellence for Art and Crafts for many years. Malvern town centre is nearby with its leisure, theatre and shopping facilities and fabulous backdrop of the Malvern Hills.

      The campus has...

      ·         Professional hair and beauty therapy salons.

      ·         Dedicated hair and beauty teaching facilities.

      ·         Several art and crafts studios.

      ·         Exhibits of the students’ work.

      ·         The Malvern Community Learning Centre.

      ·         Fully equipped IT facilities.

      In addition to the Learning Resources Centre, and the Refectory.