Hairdressing Level 2 at Sheffield College
This is a 1 year full time course.
About the course
This is an intermediate vocational qualification which focuses on the underlying principles and practices of hairdressing.
All students will study core and specialist units in client consultation, shampooing/conditioning, plaiting and twisting, blow drying and setting hair (including long hair work), cutting techniques, colouring techniques, perming techniques, health and safety, reception, selling and display techniques. On All Hair Types you will study relaxing techniques and styling and dressing Afro Caribbean hair. There will be a chance for you to develop yourself in the role.
You will be asked to purchase a uniform which must be worn at all times when in the salon. You will also need to have some key pieces of equipment that will be discussed when you come to the transition event. Those in financial hardship can apply for help from the college's Learner Support Fund.
There will be opportunities to go on trips relevant to the hairdressing industry. Previous trips include: The Salon International and The Alternative Hair Show in London, The Clothes Show Live in Birmingham and The Winter Gardens Hair Fair in Blackpool. There will also be opportunities to enter competitions with the National Hairdressing Federation, Wella and Babyliss. Selected students will also have the opportunity to participate in international exchange programmes to Spain and Japan.
Maths and English lessons also form an important part of your course. This will include maths or English to help you improve your skills in these areas. You will be given passwords for our online learning materials to support your learning.
You will be expected to complete 15 hours of work experience.
Will this course suit me?
This course is ideal for students who are excellent communicators with good social skills and are good listeners. You need to have physical stamina as you are often on your feet all day. You need a degree of artist flair and a good attitude.
VRQ Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing.
What students say about this course.
“Hairdressing is hard work but it’s enjoyable.”
4 GCSEs at Grade 3 or above including English Language
The course is assessed entirely by coursework therefore students need to have good time management skills and be able to work to targets and deadlines. Practical assessments will be carried out in the salon following training and practice.
At The Sheffield College we will always do our best to support you through your studies, to make them as stress free as possible. We have a specialist support team who can give you all the advice you need on all things financial, including what might be available to you, so that you don’t go short and you can concentrate all your efforts into your studies.
If you meet the eligibility criteria we’ll be able to support you with free meals. You’ll get an amount of money that you can use within the college shops and diners per day. This will be added to your student ID card which you will just swipe to purchase items.
Students (including Apprentices) of The Sheffield College who live in South Yorkshire are eligible for a 16–18 Student Pass which entitles pass holders to cheaper travel on buses and trams in South Yorkshire. Pass holders are also entitled to half fare on Northern train services in South Yorkshire.
Learner Support Fund
If you are enrolled with us, you may receive support towards the cost of:
Books and materials
Uniform and equipment
Essential course trips
- DBS checks needed for your course (previously known as CRB)
UCAS registration fee and travel to interviews when applying for university
Where can it lead?
You could progress onto the level 2 NVQ in Hairdressing to continue developing your skills on paying clients.
Why not come and see for yourself. Visit us on one of our open evenings and meet the people who will be teaching you, have a chat about what the course involves and look round our fantastic facilities where you’ll be learning.
Our City, Hillsborough, Peaks and Olive Grove campuses will be open on the following days:
Thursday 25th October 2018 4pm -7pm
Wednesday 21st November 2018 4pm-7pm
Tuesday 29th January 2019 4pm-7pm
Monday 4th March 2019 4pm-7pm
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.