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Hairdressing NVQ Level 2 at Banbury and Bicester College

Course description

If you plan to pursue a career in hairdressing, then this is the course for you. This level 2 course will give you a broad base of knowledge and includes all the relevant health and safety requirements to become an effective practitioner within this vocational area.

Course content

During this intensive course you will learn how to perform the following hairdressing skills: shampoo and conditioning treatments, blow drying, using a variety of heated appliances, setting/styling long hair, cutting hair and providing colouring services. 

Additionally you will also learn client care, the importance of communication, the relevance of the consultation process, how to follow health and safety practice in the salon, providing suitable aftercare advice. 

You will attend college over 3 to 4 days a week participating in classroom, practical and salon sessions to gain hands-on experience. Your timetable will have a mixture of both theory and practical subjects. Between 90 and 100% attendance is imperative for successful completion.

This course also includes a work experience programme in our Graduate Salon, providing an invaluable link to industry and helping to support this intensive program. This course also requires a large amount of self-directed study to ensure successful completion.

Additionally all students will undertake English and maths depending on their GCSE results in these subjects.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grade D (including English and maths) or completion of Level 1 Diploma in Hairdressing.

Your offer is subject to a short interview, full commitment to 100% attendance and a minimum of three hours home study a week, both of which are required to assure successful completion.


Future opportunities

On successful completion of the course you can progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing or become a junior stylist in a salon.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Banbury and Bicester College directly.

Last updated date: 22 January 2016
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