Diploma Hair & Beauty

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Hair & Beauty
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Wythenshawe Campus
(Full Time - 1 year)

Harpurhey Campus
(Full Time - 1 year)

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Are you passionate about styling hair and creating looks that people love? Could you see yourself working professionally in a salon and perhaps even running your own business one day? If you'd like to start a career in the hair industry, then this Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing is the perfect place to begin.

You'll learn everything you need to know about working in a salon and cutting hair, including how to consult correctly with clients, how to effectively shampoo and condition the hair and scalp, as well as how to cut women's hair. You'll study units such as colouring and lightening hair and also perming and neutralising.

As part of the diploma, you'll look at promoting products and services to clients in the salon and will get the chance to explore the art of hairdressing. This is a highly practical qualification and, along with a choice of optional units, it will give you the skills and knowledge you need to work in this exciting industry.

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Work Experience is a vital part of the course and you will be supported in finding a work placement relevant to your study.

As this course is both practical and theory-based, you'll complete continual assessment over the course of the year including written tests, assignments and practical observations.

With this Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing, you'll be well on your way to a successful career in this sector. With the qualification, experience and skills you've built up, you'll be able to advance onto a Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing or Hairdressing Studies, as well as other related beauty subjects, right here with us at The Manchester College.

You'll then be able to develop your expertise further and continue onto one of a number of different roles in the hair and beauty industry, working as a stylist in a salon, a mobile hairdresser, a trainer or educator, or even the owner of your own salon. Whichever path you take is up to you!

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If you're between the ages of 16 and 18 and enrolling on this course for the first time, you won't need to pay any tuition fees.

There may be some additional equipment costs and 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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