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Technical Certificate in Hairdressing - Level 2

Overview

This qualification is based on the national occupational standards for hairdressing and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a junior hairdresser/hair stylist.

Throughout this qualification, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology. Learners will acquire knowledge of all relevant testing together with health, safety and legislation requirements necessary for a junior hairdresser/hairstylist. 

They will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to consult with clients and provide a range of basic cutting, colouring and lightening services. Alongside these are units to develop skills in setting, dressing, blow-drying and styling hair with electrical equipment. In parallel, learners will develop their communication and customer service skills, their awareness of environmental sustainability and their commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers.

Problem-solving and research skills will also be developed.

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Entry requirements

16 - 18 year olds only

GCSE English and maths with at least grade 4/C or equivalent. Plus dexterity test, attendance at a one-day ‘welcome day’ during July/August, or attendance at summer school if a progressing learner.

You will need to supply a written reference from your school/college teacher and/or a current school or college report with an indication of your attendance pattern and achievements. This will need to be uploaded to your myVISION account by the end of May.

Start dates and fees

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20211 yr(s)1791A1177FREE£500.00** EApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our adult finance and funding page for more information.

How long is the course?

1 Year

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How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via a mix of externally set, internally graded practical assessments, externally marked exams and externally set, internally graded synoptic assessment. 

What does the course lead to?

Learners who achieve this qualification are eligible to become a state registered hairdresser (SRH) with the Hairdressing Council.

 

What will I study?

  • Principles and practices of hairdressing
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Cut hair using basic techniques
  • Style, set and dress hair
  • Colour and lighten.

Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

How do I apply?

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100% A Level pass rate in 2020

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