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Hairdressing Level 2 at Wiltshire College

Course description

During the course you will learn a variety of techniques in all aspects of hairdressing. This will include blow drying and setting; putting hair up; cutting; perming and colouring. You will work with the general public implementing customer service procedures and manage the reception area; learning safe methods of storing client information manually and on the computer.
Competition Work and charity events are a very valuable experience that form part of your course.
Work experience is a mandatory requirment which can be in a placement of your choice.

Course content

There are 9 units for a full qualification at Level 2:
  •     Advise and consult with clients
  •     Shampoo and condition hair and scalp
  •     Style and finish hair
  •     Set and dress hair
  •     Cut hair using basic techniques
  •     Change hair colour using basic techniques
  •     Give clients a positive impression of yourself and your organisation
  •     Ensure your actions reduce the risks to health and safety


Entry requirements

16-19 year olds: Completion of Level 1 Hairdressing with a suitable reference and trade test OR a 4 GCSEs at grade D or above to include Maths and English.
19+ applicants will be considered for direct entry. 
Subject to a successful interview and good reference.


You will be assessed in the 'Aspire' college hair salon and during your work experience (if there is a qualified assessor in the salon). More information on the salons can be found here: Aspire Salons Website

Written tests are on-line and Multiple choice.

A minimum of 3-hours a week home study is required.

Final Qualification: NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing.

Future opportunities

Educational Progression

NVQ Level 3 in Hairdressing
Advanced Apprenticeship in Level 3 Hairdressing

Employment opportunities

Junior stylist in a Hairdressing Salon

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 June 2016

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