Course Details

  • This qualification is based on the national occupational standards for hairdressing and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a junior hairdresser/hairstylist. Learners must achieve all mandatory units which include:

    - Advise and consult with clients
    - Blow-dry and style hair
    - Colour and lighten hair
    - Cut ladies hair
    - Health, safety and hygiene
    - Set and dress hair
    - Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
    - Style hair with electrical equipment

    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, 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.

    You will gain support in choosing the right career choice and building confidence in working within a team and preparing for employment.

    English and maths will form part of this programme for 16-18 learners.

  • Learners are required to have a grade 4 or above in maths and English

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

  • Upon successful completion of this qualification, students can advance their Hair skills by enrolling on our level 3 courses.

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  • This course is fully funded, a kit and uniform will need to be purchased at the cost of approx. £150.

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