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VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Womens Hairdressing

If you are interested in having a rewarding, creative, sociable, and flexible career within the hairdressing industry and enjoy meeting new people and learning practical skills that will enable you to enter successful employment, this course could well be for you.

Why Choose This Course?

You will start off by learning the basic hairdressing techniques that are the foundation of becoming a successful hairdresser. You will learn how to create a variety of haircuts, colouring effects, and styling techniques in line with current trends. You will learn the importance of having excellent employability skills such as, communication, personal presentation, time keeping, personal development, flexibility, commitment and how it impacts on your own career path. Your lessons will be held in a professional commercial salon environment, where you will practice your new skills on training heads and your peers in preparation for client services.

During the course, you will have the opportunity to develop and research your understanding and knowledge on all aspects of hairdressing through practical and project work.

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Start date: 09/09/2024

Course code
Level 2
Penwith College
1 year

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National Competition Opportunities

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Experienced tutors

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Learn from sector experts

You will be taught by staff with extensive industry experience who will advance your knowledge and skills to meet the expectations of the hairdressing industry.

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Enjoy professional surroundings

Our working hairdressing salons all contain the latest industry-standard equipment and resources.

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Develop work-related skills

During your programme you will develop personal and employability skills which will help prepare you for full-time work after you have completed the qualification. You will undertake a one day a week work placement in a hairdressing salon throughout your qualification.

What Will I Learn?

Units studied may include:

  • Advise and consult with clients
  • Blow-dry and style hair
  • Colour and Lighten Hair
  • Cut Ladies Hair
  • Health, Safety & Hygiene
  • Client Consultation
  • Shampoo, Condition and treat the Hair and Scalp
  • Set and Dress Hair
  • Style hair with electrical equipment

You will be required to undertake a work placement alongside your course and course timetables will be adapted to incorporate this provision.

You will discover the importance of English and maths skills and the important role they play in your everyday life, from timing services, mixing and measuring chemicals, reading manufacturer’s instructions and so on. You will look at how to adapt your communication techniques to meet a variety of social and cultural needs together with the essential retail techniques required to promote your success as a Hairdresser. This is a qualification that has been specifically designed by professionals in the Hair industry and will ensure you are fully prepared for employment.

Where Will It Take Me?

Opportunities are many and varied for the enterprising hairdresser, from small salons to high fashion large city salons, ocean liners, television, and theatre. Progression to Level 3 Hairdressing would enable you to start your own business or franchise, while higher education courses could qualify you for teaching, training, or assessing posts.

Assessment Arrangements

Your achievement in this subject is dependent upon excellent attendance, punctuality and effort. You will learn in a friendly atmosphere, using a variety of assessment methods:

  • Externally and internally marked practical assessments
  • An externally set and externally marked examination
  • An externally set and internally marked graded synoptic assessment
  • Discussions and presentations are a vital part of our assessment process and you will be expected to contribute to these
  • You will review your own performance in 1:1 sessions with your tutor
  • You will undertake mock examinations on each unit in advance of your final exams
  • You will be formally examined on each unit that you study to test your practical competence and knowledge of the subject
  • Students will have the potential to achieve an overall qualification grade of: Pass, Merit, Distinction, Distinction*

Entry Requirements

A minimum of three GCSEs at Grade 3 or above which must include a 4 in English or Maths

Information & Support

We encourage all students to read widely and conduct their own research into the ever-changing world of the hairdressing industry. You will be supported in your work throughout your course to enable you to be productive and help you track your progression.

Additional Costs: You will require a kit and uniform

Awarding Body: VTCT

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What you could earn

  • Hairdressing and Beauty Salon Managers and Proprietors
  • Hairdressers and Barbers
  • Beauticians and Related Occupations
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