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Hairdressing City and Guilds Level 2 at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College

Course description

This is a full-time one year programme for learners wishing to become qualified in Hairdressing. You will need to show good communication skills and confidence when meeting new people.

Course content

Most of this course will be delivered in a practical environment and will allow you to progress your skills in a commercial Hair salon environment with continual supervision, support and assessment. In addition to your main qualification, you will develop skills in client care and communication and health & safety. You will also acquire skills in cutting, setting, blow drying, long hair work, perming and colouring.

Entry requirements

You need to gain 4 GCSEs at grade D or above. You will undergo an interview involving a pre-entry assessment in literacy and numeracy.


Assessment is ongoing, allowing you to learn at your own pace and achieve a high level of competency. You will be assessed by observation and on-line tests.

Financial information

We recommend you purchase a Hairdressing kit and uniform. Details of this will be provided at enrolment.

We offer a bursary that students can apply for help with costs that are associated with a course. This could be help with the cost of travel, books, materials, equipment, uniforms, childcare and examination and registration fees. To find out more about bursaries available at the College, please speak to Customer Services.

Future opportunities

Upon completion you will be advised of your progression opportunities which can include: VRQ or NVQ Level 3 in Hairdressing or NVQ or VRQ in Beauty Therapy.

Further information

Full-time, approx 3 days a week (dependant on timetables) A minimum of 95% attendance is required.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 04 October 2017
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    • Located in South Wigston, our £43million college campus has everything you need all in one place!

      • Purpose-built Engineering facility
      • Construction Workshops
      • Hair & Beauty Salons – open to the public
      • Gym
      • Eating Place, including an onsite Costa Coffee
      • Library
      • Onsite nursery
      • Multi-faith room
      • Student Lounge

      Subjects available to study include:

      • Apprenticeships
      • Accounting
      • Business
      • Child Development and Education
      • Computing & IT
      • Construction
      • Engineering
      • FE Choices
      • Foundation Learning
      • Hair & Beauty
      • Health & Social Care
      • Media & Games Design
      • Motor Vehicle
      • Public Services
      • Sport
      • Travel & Tourism

      To find out more about South Leicestershire College:

      0116 264 3535