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Level: 2

Location: Other

Years: 1

Weeks: 52


Start: Roll On Roll Off - Contact Us

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Tuition (£): 0.00*
Full Concession: (0 Tuition/Exam Fee) available dependant on eligibility – A Full Concession is not applicable to a full-cost course

Exams (£): 1200.00**

Interview: N

Course Summary

This course is ideal if you are interested in a career in the hairdressing industry. It allows you to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in this field.

Entry requirements

You should want to pursue a career in hairdressing and should be employed - or volunteering on a regular basis - in a salon.

Course Content

  • Health and safety in the workplace
  • Working in the hairdressing industry
  • Shampooing and conditioning hair
  • Cutting women’s hair
  • Colouring and lightening techniques
  • Perming
  • Client consultation
  • Displaying products to promote sales
  • Salon reception duties

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a range of practical assessment techniques, observations, assignments and online examinations.

You will be supported by an assessor throughout your course.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

The cost of the course is £1,200.

You will need hairdressers' scissors and other equipment, as well as a laptop to access your e-portfolio.

What can I do after this course?

You could progress to a Hairdressing Level 3 Diploma, or advance your career in a salon, as a salon owner or as a self-employed hairdresser. 



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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
** Exam - This fee is to cover the cost of registration with the relevant awarding body.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

Katie Weeds

Katie Weeds

A head start in becoming a salon owner

Former hair apprentice Katie Weeds opened her own salon within a year of qualifying via Derby College – at the age of just 19. Now running the Katie Weeds 1853 Hair Design Studio in Belper, she had set her heart on launching a hairdressing business ever since taking a Saturday job in a salon.
After leaving school, she started an apprenticeship with a local hairdresser and completed her NVQs in October 2014. She praises the College’s training facilities and the supportive, encouraging staff. She also enjoyed interesting assignments such as creating styles for a 1960s avant-garde photo shoot. Given her business success so far, Katie’s long-term plan is to open more salons and then franchise the Katie Weeds name.

Taking an apprenticeship gave me the hands-on training I needed to be able to qualify as a hair stylist and open my own salon. What I love most about my job is making people feel better about themselves.


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