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Hairdressing Apprenticeship Level 2 at Waltham Forest College

Course description

If you enjoy being creative and like working with people then you'll enjoy a career in the hairdressing or beauty therapy industry. We offer a range of courses with the staff and facilities to equip you with the skills to get one of the many jobs available in these fields. Our brand new industry standard Forest Hair and Beauty Salons will ensure that you gain commercial experience, as they provide an in-demand service to the general public. Our students regularly take part in hair and beauty exhibitions and events such as the annual Total Look Hair and Beauty Competition.

Course content

Client care
Shampooing and conditioning 
Cutting and blow drying
English and Maths

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade D and above including English and Maths or Hairdressing Diploma Level 1 or Beauty Diploma Level 1
Assessment and interview to show interest and commitment 
Acceptable school reference


Group and individual work
Practical assessments

Future opportunities

Hairdressing VRQ Level 3 or employment within a hairdressing salon or similar establishment.
Level 3 Apprenticeship

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 July 2017
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    • Train:

      Trains run to Walthamstow Central from Liverpool Street station (a bus can then be taken to the College, see below). Wood Street station is approximately a 10-minute walk from the College.


      The Victoria Line ends at Walthamstow Central, which is approximately a 15-minute walk to the College. Alternatively, you can get a bus, see below.


      From Walthamstow Central:Bus 275 stops outside the College, 212 stops across the road from the College (Shernhall Street). Buses 97, 357, 34 or 215 stop at the 'Bell Corner' (junction of Hoe Street and Forest Road). From here, the College is approximately five-minute walk.

      From Blackhorse Road Tube Station: Bus 123 also stops outside the College on route between Tottenham and Ilford