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Hairdressing Diploma VRQ at Solihull College & University Centre

Course description

The VRQ Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing is the natural progression from the Level 1 course for those who wish to study in the profession, in this instance, on a full time basis. On the Level 2 programme you will study more in-depth about the techniques and styles used by the professionals, how to cut hair as specifically asked for by the clients as well as getting to grips with health and safety protocol in the workplace.

Course content

On the course you will learn:
- Shampooing
- Health and safety
- Client consultation
- Blow-drying hair
- Cutting techniques
- Colouring techniques

Entry requirements

Level 1 hairdressing qualification, D/3 grade and above in English and Maths Successful interview and a satisfactory reference.


Assessment is by practical observations, course work, assignments and external tests.

Future opportunities

Learners will be qualified to enter industry as a developing stylist or can progress on to a higher level of learning with the Level 3 qualification.

Further information

A target of 88% attendance is needed to complete the course, however,100% is expected.
You will undertake one week of work experience. You will have the option to attend trips with the college (e.g. clothes show).
The following costs of equipment are displayed:
- Port- Hairdressing kit cost TBC
- Uniform cost TBC- Training head cost TBC. Good levels of English and Maths are important for your success in your course, your chosen vocation and life. Throughout your course you will continue to develop your English and Maths skills in your vocational classes.
If you haven't achieved an A*/9 - C/4 grade in English or Maths at GCSE, or a Level 2 Functional Skill, you will also be working towards a qualification in English or Maths at a level that will enable you to progress towards these grades.
If you have a Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview.

Solihull College and University Centre offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Solihull College & University Centre directly.

Last updated date: 10 November 2016
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