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Hairdressing - Level 2 NVQ or Diploma at Isle of Man College

Course description

Before you can enter this exciting world you must learn all the basics. The course is designed to develop all the skills you will require to enable you to become a Hair Stylist. You will experience all aspects of practical Hairdressing and complete units required by City and Guilds. You will get involved in the buzz of the training salon with a regular clientele. There will be the opportunity to show your artistic skills by entering College Hair Competitions and to travel off Island to Hairdressing shows. In your first year you will be trained in manicure.

The course is practically based with the necessary theory of underpinning knowledge to ensure complete understanding of all aspects of Hairdressing. You will have to learn basic rules of chemistry, physics, anatomy, biology, physiology and mathematics.

Course fees are inclusive of tuition, assessment and registration fees. Additional fees will be required for salon uniform, relevant kit and equipment - full details available during the induction.

Course content

Make sure your own actions reduce the risks to health and safety.
Give clients a positive image of self and organisation.
Fulfil salon reception duties.
Advise and consult with clients.
Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp.
Cut hair using basic techniques.
Style and finish hair.
Set and dress hair.
Plait and twist hair.
Colour hair using basic techniques.
Perm and neutralise hair using basic techniques.

Entry requirements

3 GCSEs D or above including English.

You should have a degree of artistic skill and flair.

You will need a high degree of physical stamina.

You should be highly dexterous.

Your personality should be vibrant, sparkling, strong and interesting.

You should be diplomatic, sympathetic and have the ability to listen and communicate.

You will have to be prepared to undertake a long initial training and then to go on learning for the rest of your working life.


The practical assessments are given with continual assessment in the commercial Salon. Projects, written or on-line tests build up a portfolio of evidence for the underpinning knowledge.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Isle of Man College directly.

Last updated date: 19 June 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 35 weeks - 6hrs per week


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    • From the TT Grandstand on Glencrutchery Road turn up Greenfield road (alongside the TT score-board). The college is straight ahead at the end of Greenfield Road.