Did You Know?
- We area HABIA Approved training salon and Wella Centre of Excellence.
- You will be required to work towards GCSE Mathematics and English within your study programme.
- Your timetable may consist of a twilight commercial salon working to 19:30 one evening per week replicating that of industry practice and maximising commercial client assessment opportunities.
The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Ladies Hairdressing is a Technical Qualification aimed at learners aged 16-19 who require a full-time Level 2 education programme and wish to pursue a career as an employed or self-employed junior hairdresser/stylist.
Throughout this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology. You will acquire knowledge of all health, safety and legislation requirements necessary for a junior hairdresser/stylist. You will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to consult with clients, provide a range of basic cutting, colouring and lightening services.
You will develop communication and customer service skills, an awareness of environmental sustainability and commercial skills all of which are valued highly by employers. Problem solving and research skills will also be developed.
Mandatory units of study 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.
Level 1 Diploma in Hair and Beauty.
English and/or Mathematics will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at Grade A*-C in these subjects when you commence your course.
How Will I Learn?
You will learn practical skills in excellent purpose-built training salons working in a commercial training environment. Practical knowledge will be supported by theory lessons. Assessments of practical skills will be graded Pass/Merit/Distinction in a range of unit assessments and summative synoptic assessments. You will be required to produce a developmental portfolio and complete two external exams graded Pass/Merit/Distinction.
Skills You Will Develop
This qualification is based on the national occupational standards for hairdressing and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a junior hairdresser/stylist.
On completion of this qualification you will be eligible to become a State Registered Hairdresser (SRH) with The Hairdressing Council. As a junior hairdresser/stylist, you could progress directly into employment in a variety of contexts which include:
commercial salons, self-employment/mobile stylist and cruise liners.
You may wish to progress onto further study including a Level 3 Hair Apprenticeship.
Expect Also To
- Experience a wide range of enrichment activities and visits from guest speakers throughout your course
- Attend industry trade shows
- Receive professional Wella product training.
How You Will Be Assessed
You will learn practical skills in excellent purpose-built training salons working in a commercial training environment. Practical knowledge will be supported by theory lessons. Assessments of practical skills will be graded Pass/Merit/Distinction in a range of unit assessments and summative Synoptic assessments. You will be required to produce a developmental portfolio and complete two external exams graded Pass/Merit/Distinction.
Things You May Need
Professional salon uniform, including black ballet pumps, and a hairdressing kit. You must purchase a professional salon uniform prior to commencing your programme of study. Uniforms are available to purchase at College Welcome Sessions, Taster Days and Enrolment Day. A kit list will be issued at induction.
Information, Advice and Support
Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Tel: 01274 433043
Money matters - you may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.
Tel: 01274 433246 / 433030 / 436153 / 436152.
Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 438999
For all other queries call 01274 433333