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Hairdressing VRQ Level 2 at Mid Cheshire College

Course description

The course is made up of various hairdressing procedures in the salon environment, including:
. Ensure your actions reduce risks to health & safety.
• Shampooing and conditioning hair and scalp
• Cutting hair using basic techniques
• Changing hair colour using basic techniques
• Provide scalp massage services.
• Advise and consult with clients.
• Promote additional products or services to clients.
• Style dress and finish hair using basic techniques.
• Give clients a positive impression of yourself and your organisation.

The course will include learning a variety of hairdressing skills in the Colleges brand new Hair Salon at the Winsford Campus.

Course content

This course includes a Study Programme to provide learners with a coherent and enriching curriculum which will provide them with the academic, social and employability skills to progress to further or higher education or employment.

The content of the study programme is designed to broaden the learner experience beyond the main qualification of study.

The key theme of Study Programmes at Level 2 will be the development of occupational skills in a selected vocational area and the development of personal, social and employability skills with a view to raising aspirations.

As well as your core qualification you will study GCSE or Functional Skills English or Maths plus English and maths development as part of the core qualification.

Learners will also undertake personal progress planning and pastoral education. Plus additional personal development activity which may include work experience and projects.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grades D or above or equivalent.


Assessment is through formal written examinations, practical observation and written assignments. Several hours of homework, both written and practical, are required each week. All final work must be submitted in a portfolio of evidence.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to progress on to VRQ Level 3 in Hairdressing, employment as a junior stylist or self-employment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 April 2016

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