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Hairdressing at Nene Park Academy

Course description

This course provides learners with the knowledge and skills that will prepare you for either employment or higher education. Learners will gain both practical and theoretical knowledge which will promote opportunities for careers in the hair and beauty sector. Following this course will enable you to explore your creative ability using styling and colouring techniques and improve your communication, teamwork and customer service skills. 


Course content

Level 2

·         Consultation

·         Shampoo and condition hair

·         Health and Safety

·         Promoting products and services

·         Basic cutting- woman’s and men’s

·         Basic colouring

·         Creative images

·         Styling

·         Plaiting

Level 3

·         Hair and scalp analysis

·         Risk assessments and salon management

·         Advanced Cutting

·         Advances colouring

·         Advanced Perming

·         Colour correction

·         Advanced create and image

·         Marketing and Human Resources

·         Advanced styling and  Bridal Hair

·         Barbering



Entry requirements

 English and Maths at a minimum Grade 3 in addition to 3 further GCSEs or equivalent at grades 9-3.


Assessment will take place through consultation when you and your assessor agree that you have reached the competence to successfully achieve this.

You will produce a service portfolio, each unit of which will have a graded practical assessment and  a graded synoptic assessment.

The theory aspect of the course is external examinations, assignments and professional discussion. 

Future opportunities

After completion of the course you will be able work in the industry as a stylist, work on a cruise liner, TV/film studio or a fashion house. You could also become a specialist Artistic Director or Technical Representative for a product manufacturer. Alternatively you can progress onto foundation degree in hairdressing at university.

Beauty Therapy and media and Theatrical Make-up are excellent choices to study alongside hairdressing. However, you could choose other subjects which would also complement this program of study.

Further information

Examination Board VTCT

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nene Park Academy directly.

Last updated date: 27 September 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Number of planned places: 12

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