Women's Hairdressing

Certificate Hair & Beauty

Course Details

Subject Area
Hair & Beauty
Age Group

Harpurhey Campus
(Full Time - 1 year)

Wythenshawe Campus
(Evening Only - 1 year)

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This is a vocational qualification and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a hairdresser/stylist including the mandatory units which include, working in the hair industry, health and safety, client consultation, shampoo and conditioning hair, cutting women's hair and the art of dressing hair.
You will also have the opportunity to further develop your understanding and skills by specialist units which include the art of colouring hair.
Underpinning this qualification you will develop a sound knowledge of health and
safety whilst working in the hair industry. You will also develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of each unit and develop your practical skills.

4 GCSE's of grade 3 or higher including English or Math's and/or prior achievement of a Level 1 Hairdressing qualification along with a subject specific interview. The study programme provides an opportunity for you to develop a variety of practical, theoretical and employability skills. Within this qualification you will have the opportunity to complete work experience

You will be on a course where assessment of practical observations supports your programme of learning.
You will build a portfolio of evidence and be assessed continually through practical assessment, exams and assignments.

This qualification provides progression
opportunities to the following qualifications:

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing (Combined Hair Types)
• Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering
• Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Chemically Treated African Type Hair
• Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Treating Natural African Type Hair
• Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering African Type Hair
• Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing

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For course fees, please contact our advisory team.
There may be some additional equipment costs.
Learners are required to purchase a kit (Learners will be given approximate costs at interview)
All learners are required to wear a uniform costing approximately £42 and enclosed toe black shoes, with no heel.
If you're not sure about how to afford college, there are a number of support options that could help you. These include special grants and bursaries, reductions in fees, and loans just for education.


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Hair & Beauty

When there is always a demand to look good and feel great, you'll find rewarding careers for hairdressers and beauty therapies all across Greater Manchester and the North West.

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