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Pathway: Hair & Beauty
Available Study Options:
Apprenticeship, Full Time, Part Time Print
New learners interested in hairdressing with a good level of maths and English will start on a Level 2 qualification.
Level 2 Certificate in Hairdressing: This qualification is a basic introduction within a commercial Hair or Barbering environment and includes a variety of basic hairdressing skills - such as shampooing, hair and scalp consultation, basic cutting, styling and dressing hair and a basic introduction to colour.
This qualification prepares learners for progression to the Level 2 Technical Hairdressing Cutting and Colouring pathway.
Level 2 Technical Certificate in Hairdressing: This qualification includes content from the Level 2 course above. Learners apply theoretical aspects of the subject to complete practical tasks.
Core topics include:
Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Hairdressing: This course covers a wide range of skills and knowledge required for working in the Hairdressing industry.
Work Experience is an essential part of all full-time study programmes. Learners will complete a minimum 35 hours within an industry linked environment per academic year/qualification.
Level 2 Certificate in Hairdressing
Continuous assessment includes:
ALL technical qualifications are graded (Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*) by external end point assessments (EPAs).
Milestone assessment points will track learner progress in preparation for the EPA, and include written tests and assignments, spoken questioning, practical skills demonstrations and mock assessments.
For Level 3 qualifications, ALL grade levels carry UCAS points to support progression to higher education.
Level 2 Certificate in Cutting and Styling is aimed at learners looking to start a career in the hairdressing industry. Learners can progress onto an Apprenticeship or further their studies by undertaking a Level 2 Technical Certificate in Hairdressing followed by a Level 3 Technical qualification.
Level 2 Technical Certificate in Hairdressing is aimed at learners looking to start an early career in the hairdressing industry. Learners can progress into employment, onto an Apprenticeship or further their studies by taking qualifications at Level 3.
Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Hairdressing aims to provide you with a range of specialist technical practical skills and knowledge which will equip you to secure employment or further training within the hairdressing and barbering industry.
Employment can be found in the following areas:
Opportunities for freelance work or self-employment are unlimited for motivated individuals who want to run their own business.
Entry Level Courses :
Skills for Life & Work
No formal qualifications are required for this course, although evidence of personal progression from previous education establishments would be beneficial.
These courses are specifically designed for learners with a special educational need (SEND).
Skills & Employability
English & maths GCSE Grades G-U / 1 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3
Full Time ESOL
No formal qualification are required for this course, you will recieve an offer of a place subject to passing an assessment;
Full Time GCSE Re-sit Study Course
You will receive an offer of a place on the course subject to passing an assessment.
Full Time Level 1 Course
English & Maths GCSE Grades E-G/1- 2 or English & Maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3.
Full Time Level 2 Course
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including English and Maths or a vocational qualification Level 1 in the chosen subject, plus GCSE grade D/3 in both English and Maths.
English & Maths Functional Skills Level 1 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs.
Full time Level 3 Course
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A-C/4-9 (including English and Maths) or a vocational qualification Level 2 in the chosen subject,
English & Maths Functional Skills Level 2 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs in some subject areas.
Minimum of 4 GCSE passes but English and Maths GCSE must be Grade 4 or above.
T levels in Science and Healthcare Science will also require a minimum of a grade 4 in a GCSE Science subject.
You can apply for this programme via the Apply Now button, at the top.
If this course area is available as an apprenticeship, this will show under 'Study Option' on the right-hand side, just below the Apply Now button. You can view all of our apprenticeship vacanices and subjects by clicking the 'Apprenticeships' in the top menu.
If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits. We have a bursary scheme to assist with these costs.
It is important that you come along and speak to one of our staff about your choice/s.
Once we receive your application, you will be invited in to speak to a tutor or a member of the Apprenticeship team to discuss your application.
This will provide you with the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the course/Apprenticeship and to see our facilities.