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Hairdressing Diploma (VRQ) Level 2 at Weymouth College

Course description

This course will help you develop a practical understanding of the underlying principles and skills required for the Hairdressing Industry. It has been designed using the National Occupational Standards in Hairdressing to give you occupational capability and provide a platform from which to prepare for employment in the Industry or further training.

Course content

The course includes the following units: • Follow Health & Safety Practice in the Salon • Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp • Client consultation for hair services • Drying and setting technique • Cutting • Colour and lighten hair • Perming and neutralising • Salon Reception duties

Entry requirements

Completion of an application form and an informal interview/discussion with Hairdressing specialists is required prior to enrolment. Applicants will be required to show evidence of their ability to be successful in the theoretical and practical parts of the course, during their interview. Completion of diagnostic tests in Communication and Application of Number at Level 2 is required.


Assessment is continuous throughout the course with observation, oral and written testing and portfolio work.

Future opportunities

Progression to NVQ Level 3 is recommended to enhance an individual’s career prospects. Additional training in Beauty or in Management leads to opportunities in specialist salons or as industrial consultants. Acquisition of a teaching qualification gives the possibility of lecturing in Further Education after experience in industry.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 June 2016
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