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Hairdressing (Level 2) Diploma at Tresham College of Further and Higher Education

Course description

This programme will develop your understanding of the principles and practical skills required in the hairdressing industry. It focuses on the practical application of knowledge and develops the skills required for employment or progression to the Level 3 study programme in Hairdressing.

Course content

You will learn how to consult with clients and promote products and services. You will develop a variety of hairdressing techniques including shampoo and condition, cutting, colouring, perming, styling, dressing and finishing hair.Your programme of study will also require attendance at tutorials, work experience and employability skills.

Entry requirements

Level 1 in Hairdressing with a satisfactory reference and a grade D in GCSE English and preferably maths and science.


Each unit has practical assessments with peer and tutor observations. Online testing forms part of the assessment process. There will also be written assignments.

Financial information

You will be required to purchase the salon uniform and equipment for the course, approx. cost £150.

Future opportunities

This course will enable you to gain employment as a junior stylist. Alternatively you may wish to progress onto the Level 3 study programme in Hairdressing to learn more advanced techniques and skills.

Further information

Entry is subject to a successful interview, practical skills test and tutor reference. Strict salon rules apply in relation to dress code; hair, uniform and shoes.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tresham College of Further and Higher Education directly.

Last updated date: 09 June 2016
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    • Our brand new £36m Corby Campus continues to offer a range of vocational programmes training learners for employment in a number of specialist fields, including Construction, Catering, Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy and Engineering. In September 2011 new provision was introduced in Sport, Public Services, Computing, Business, Care and Early Years as well as a number of new Higher Education programmes.

      For the trades, Corby campus has a number of specialist engineering and construction workshops providing realistic working conditions with the most up to date equipment available for our learners. New technology includes a dedicated suite for AutoCAD training.

      The modern building includes dedicated learning pods for each of the different subject areas equipped with learning resources and computer facilities. A 3G astroturf similar to the one at the college's Kettering campus will also be utilised by the Sports and Public Services provision and will be available for hire by local orgainsations and sports teams.

      A state of the art fitness suite provides relevant training for sports science and fitness instructors and will open to learners and staff at the campus. Supported Learning Programmes are able to utilise the most up to date sensory equipment and aids to encourage independant living.

      The Skills for Life Workshop has now moved to the new campus for individuals to improve their basic Maths and English skills and English classes for speakers of other languages.

      Tresham Studios, the college's brand new hair and beauty salons in the Corby campus, offer an extensive range of hair, beauty and complimentary treatments at very competitive prices within realisitic working environments for learners to gain vital work experience. Daytime and evening appointments are available during term time.

      The Manor restaurant is Tresham's prestigious new training restaurant located in the beautiful historic Manor House building, just a short walk away from the new Corby campus. The fully licensed Manor Restaurant will be open to the public for morning coffee, lunch and evening meals. Speciality dinners and theme nights also take place throughout the year.