What's covered?

This course covers all aspects of basic hairdressing and can help launch your career in this expanding industry. If you have artistic flair, a caring personality, enthusiasm and are willing to work hard, you can pursue a challenging and worthwhile career in this industry.

There are 11 mandatory units:

  • Health and safety
  • Client consultation for hair services
  • Promote products and services to client in a salon
  • Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp
  • Cut women's hair
  • Colour and lighten hair
  • Cutting and styling men's hair
  • Plaiting and twisting
  • The art of dressing hair
  • Salon reception duties
  • Maths and English will be included in your programme
  • Work experience in a salon of your choice

What do you need?

You should be 16 or over and there is no upper age limit. Evidence of good education supported by school/college reports or successful completion of NVQ 1 Hair with a positive reference. You will need three GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English Language and Maths.

How you are assessed

Your practical skills are assessed in a commercial salon. You will be assessed on your knowledge and theory using online exams.

How Long?

1 Year

What course next?

You can progress to NVQ level 3 or level 2 Beauty Therapy

What could this lead to?

Level 3 Hairdressing, apprenticeship or a career in hairdressing. Level 2 Hairdressing could lead to employment in a variety of customer service related industries

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