If you are looking to become a hairdresser, and cut, style, and colour hair then these qualifications will provide you with a range of essential technical practical skills and knowledge needed to progress towards becoming a salon hair professional.
Learning takes place through classroom activity, demonstrations and working in a realistic salon environment for practical assessment and case studies. Emphasis is placed on correct working procedures and students will be able to develop their individual talents and interests during workshop sessions in our well-equipped salons.
When not working on real-life clients, you are taught through a number of practical sessions and assessments, alongside classroom sessions and guided assignments.
You will also have the opportunity to participate in many exciting enrichment opportunities and the latest upcoming trends.
The Hairdressing Diploma Level 2 study programme is designed to start-off your career and provide the necessary skills and techniques for you to become a hairdresser. With the option to specialise in year two, you are provided with a number of different opportunities and experiences, including working in our commercial campus salon.
The Hairdressing Diploma Level 3 programme is aimed at level 2 stylists wishing to learn the skills needed to become a senior stylist.
Emphasis is placed on students working to an advanced level and developing their individual skills and talents. When not working on real-life clients, you are taught through a number of practical sessions and assessments, alongside classroom sessions and guided assignments.
Level 2: 4 GCSEs (grades A*-E / 9-3), including English and maths and an interview.
Level 3: Entry on to Level 3 is subject to satisfactory completion of a Level 2 Hairdressing qualification*.
*If you have previously studied and completed a level 2 at another training provider, or are currently studying level 2 with another training provider, and would like to apply to enrol directly onto level 3 you can do so by the ‘Level 3 Apply Online’ button in the next menu.
Level 2 Hairdressing
Practical Kit (including text book): £350*
Level 3 Hairdressing
Textbook: Approx £ 30.00*
Level 3 Hairdressing Kit: £200*
*All prices indicated must be considered as estimated and prices may change without notice.
Successful completion of the Level 2 Diploma allows progression into employment as junior stylist or onto the Level 3 Diploma.
Many find work in the local area, others in industry at a supervisory level or technical support with top London salons, major product manufacturers, television/film studios, prestigious hotels, cruise liners or leisure complexes.
The application window for Part-Time (19+ Year Old Learners only) Beauty Therapy and Hairdressing Level 2 and 3 programmes starting in September 2024 opens on Monday 2nd October 2023.
Applications for this course are made via our online application form and you are able to access it from this course page.
Once you are ready to apply then please click the ‘Apply Online‘ button which will be located in the menu section below from Monday 2nd October.
Upon successful submission of an application you will receive an acknowledgement email from our Admissions team. If you do not receive this you should contact the team to check that your application has been received.
We will then process your application and applicants will receive further correspondence from the College about the next stages of the admissions process.
In the mean time, if you have any further questions about the application process, want to check the progress of your application or if you are unsure about anything please contact us using the enquiry line or enquiry form below.
Adult (19+) learners will not be required to study English and Maths. You will attend College for approximately 11 hours per week for a mixture of practical and theory sessions.
Year 1: Level 2
Year 2: Level 3
|Campus / Adult Skills Centre
|Applications for September 2024 open on Monday 2nd October 2023
|Variable hours per week
|19+ Year 1: £1,819
19+ Year 2: £3,345
All fees, prices and funding information shown on this page are for courses starting in the 2023-24 academic year unless stated otherwise, and are correct at the time of entering/printing information, however these may be subject to change due to factors outside of our control. The College cannot accept legal or financial liability as a result of any such changes.
Courses fees are generally not confirmed for September until June / July due to the above factors.
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