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Hairdressing City & Guilds Diploma Level 2 at East Berkshire College

Course description

This course covers all aspects of Woman's and Men's hairdressing. It would be an advantage for you to have work experience or a salon placement.

You are required to attend College 2 evenings a week for 1 academic year.

You will be working towards an VRQ Level 2 qualification on a fast track programme with an opportunity to progress to Level 3. Incorporated within the course are practical and theory lessons.

Course content

You will cover 7 mandatory units including: Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp, cut women's hair, cut men's hair and colour and lighten hair. You will also cover 4 optional units including: Plaiting and twisting hair and the art of dressing hair. All units are required for the full qualification.

Entry requirements

  • Applicants must be 16 or over and there is no upper age limit.
  • Evidence of good education supported by school/college reports or successful completion of NVQ 1 Hair with a positive reference.
  • 4 GCSE grade D including English Language and Maths.
  • All applicants will need adequate language, literacy and numeracy skills. Suitable work experience/or skills may be considered

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 May 2016

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      • Specialist workshops (e.g. welding, bricklaying)
      • New hair and beauty training salons (open to the public)
      • Autotronics and computing facilities
      • Microsoft Academy and Cisco Academy
      • New innovation centre
      • Hospitality & Catering Academy (public restaurant)
      • £5m sports centre (including gym and sports hall)
      • Engineering workshop with new CNC machine centre
      • STEM project and research space
      • REHAU renewable energy training centre
      • Learning centre with the latest PCs and tablets
      • Simulated hospital environment
      • Over 500 Microsoft Surface Pros to enable independent learning
      • Parking.