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Women’s Hairdressing

Course Code: DWMF
  • Level: 2
  • Qualification: City and Guilds
  • Course type: Full-time
  • Duration: One year
  • Time of day: Daytime

What's it all about?

Our hairdressing course will get you into your dream job as a hairdresser! If you can put people at ease, like being creative and have loads of patience, then you’ve got a good head start in the skills that you’ll need to make a successful career in hairdressing. Our City & Guilds technical certificate will provide a thorough grounding in the theory and practice with external visits and competitions to help you find the self-assurance and competence to pursue a career in the hair and beauty industry. In order to participate fully within your course, you will need to purchase a kit and uniform. Details available at interview.

Course information

This course covers all aspects of basic hairdressing. You will gain experience working in a realistic environment created within the College Salon and will provide services to members of the public and other paying clients.

Units include:

  • health and safety
  • client consultation
  • working in the hairdressing industry
  • cutting women’s hair
  • cutting techniques.

Your individualised study programme will be made up of the following four areas:

  • the qualification you are studying
  • English and maths
  • work experience
  • other activities to develop your personal skills e.g. preparing you for employment, training or higher/further education.

You will need a good standard of English and maths at GCSE level and/or a level one qualification in hairdressing.

You will be assessed through coursework, assignments and online tests.

On successful completion you may progress to:

  • an Apprenticeship in women’s hairdressing or barbering
  • the VRQ level 3 qualification in women’s hairdressing
  • employment in the hairdressing industry as a salon assistant or junior stylist

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