Hair and Beauty Skills

Diploma Hair & Beauty

Course Details

Subject Area
Hair & Beauty
Age Group
16 - 18

Wythenshawe Campus
(Full Time - 1 year)

Harpurhey Campus
(Full Time - 1 year)

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This qualification includes all the required elements to develop your practical hair and beauty skills including a mandatory unit in Creating an image based on a theme.

You will also have the opportunity to develop your understanding and skills further by selecting optional units including:

Basic face painting, nail art, eyebrow shaping, skincare, photographic make-up, manicure, and pedicure.

Blow-drying and finishing hair, basic winding techniques, Shampooing and treating the hair, basic plaiting and twisting hair, colour hair using semi-permanent colour, basic clipper cutting techniques and basic cutting techniques.

Through further optional units in this qualification you will also have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and understanding of:

- Working in the hair and beauty industries
- Health and safety
- Client and customer skills
-Promoting and selling products and services
- Promoting yourself and preparing for a job interview
- Create retail display areas.

Please Click Here to view the specific entry requirements for our 16-18 Study Programmes.

You will be expected to gather evidence of both
the practical skills and underpinning knowledge for each unit you
study and create a ‘portfolio of evidence' for the qualification. You
will be assessed continually through practical assessment, exams
and assignments.

Upon successful completion of this qualification, learners will...
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- This qualification provides progression opportunities to the following qualifications:

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Women's Hairdressing
Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy
Level 2 Diploma in Media Hair and Makeup
Level 3 Diploma in Fashion, Theatre, Special effects makeup.
Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing
Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Barbering

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Learners are required to purchase a kit (Learners will be given approximate costs at interview) and enclosed toe black shoes, with no heel.

If you need help with affording college, there are a number of different finance and funding options available to you. You might be eligible for special bursary support or extra help from the government. Have a look at our fees, finance & funding page to find out all the information you need.

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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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