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Hairdressing and Barbering - Level 2 at Newcastle College

Course description

This will cover all aspects of hair care and prepares students for a career in hair salons. This course will include 9.00 am starts, a late night and a Saturday.

Course content

Course Content

 Client Care

 Shampooing and Conditioning
 Styling Hair into shape
 Style and finish hair
 Set and dress hair
 Basic Cutting Techniques
 Cutting men’s hair
 Styling men’s hair
 Basic Colouring techniques
 Health and Safety and Security in the Salon
 Give clients a positive impression of the salon 
and yourself
 Fulfil salon reception duties Functional Skills/GCSE will also form an important part of your course (they are optional for part-time students). They are the skills we use in all aspects of our study, work and everyday life. When you start the course, your tutor will discuss which Functional Skills are the most appropriate for you from the following:

Entry requirements

Attend a presentation and interview with Central Admissions (external applicants only)
Complete written assignment within given deadline
4 GCSE passes at grade D or above, English and Mathematics desirable, or an NVQ Level 1 in Hairdressing with a suitable reference from course tutor reflecting excellent attendance, attitude and achievement of learner view.
You must be prepared to study towards Level 1 or Level 2 in English and Numeracy
Good communication skills and command of English 
Be able to provide one satisfactory reference either from a previous employer or educational establishment (where this exists) 
Ability to commit to excellent attendance is essential, 100% attendance is expected (80% minimum accepted) on this course
If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 4.5
Additional Requirements
Be able to stand for long periods of time and have good vision and good dexterity 
Students must be willing to carry out and receive treatments on each other 
It is essential that you will be able to provide a range of models on a weekly basis.  Wear only light make-up. Hair must be clean and well groomed. Long hair must be fashionably tied back. Nails must be short and without nail polish. Minimal jewellery (watch, small neat earrings) can be worn in the salon, no chunky jewellery. 
No facial piercing 
You will need to wear standard Newcastle College professional salon uniform for all practical sessions (ask us for a copy of our College uniform and kit requirements for details).


Assessment is continuous, through class work and written questions. Underpinning knowledge is assessed by oral questions.

Future opportunities

Level 3 Hairdressing or apprenticeship.


Hairstylist in a salon, Freelance hairdresser

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 April 2016
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