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Diploma in Hairdressing – Level 2

This City & Guilds qualification will provide you with a broad understanding of the hairdressing industry and the skills and knowledge required for a successful career.  It also builds your awareness of the range of jobs in the sector, enabling you to make informed decisions about your future direction.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Hair
School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: The Roundhouse
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
The Roundhouse

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/diploma-in-hairdressing-level-2
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Course Information for Students

This City & Guilds qualification will provide you with a broad understanding of the hairdressing industry and the skills and knowledge required for a successful career.  It also builds your awareness of the range of jobs in the sector, enabling you to make informed decisions about your future direction.

You will also develop your skills in maths and English, which will support your main programme of study, help your future progression and enhance your life skills.

You need to be highly motivated and demonstrate a keen interest in your chosen subject. Offers of a place on the course are dependent on your qualifications and practical aptitude. You will need:

  • a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 3-4 or above including English grade 4 or above and Maths grade 3 or above

You will have an interview and initial assessment in maths and English and attend a taster session. Parents and carers are welcome to attend the interview but not the initial assessment.  If you are successful, you will be allocated a place to study.

There is a range of mandatory and optional units to complete, including:

  • Working in the Hair Industry
  • Health and Safety in the Salon
  • Client Consultation
  • Shampooing and Conditioning
  • Promoting Products and Services
  • Cutting, Colouring, Perming and Dressing Hair

You will also develop your skills in maths and English, which will support your main programme of study, help your future progression and enhance your life skills.

This course will be delivered on-site.

There is a kit and uniform to purchase: full details will be given at your interview.

You are required to complete a portfolio of evidence.  Assessment is through a range of methods, including practical observations, online testing and assignment work.  Maths and English will be assessed through a controlled assessment or final exam.

Further study

You can progress to an advanced apprenticeship or the full-time Level 3 programme, on which you will continue to develop your skills in maths and English.

Careers

This course provides an excellent foundation for a career as a basic hairdressing stylist within a salon.

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Hairdressers and Barbers

£13284

Hairdressers and Barbers

Hairdressing and Beauty Salon Managers and Proprietors

£29005

Hairdressing and Beauty Salon Managers and Proprietors

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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DCG Success Stories

Charlie Woodcock straightening a client's hair

Charlie Woodcock

Charlie lands dream hairdressing apprenticeship with Toni & Guy

My experience of the Derby College hairdressing course was extremely good. The main reason for saying that is my tutor Rhiannon. She was brilliant – in fact all my tutors were great – very supportive. They were always approachable and happy to answer any questions.

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Danielle Fretwell at the salon she works in

Danielle Fretwell

Former salon Saturday girl Danielle becomes hair

I go to college on day release every Monday and work in the salon the rest of the week. It's a good course and I put into practice what I've learned at college when I'm at work. Marissa did her hairdressing training at Derby College and she now runs her own business, so I thought it would be the right place for me too. I'm the third apprentice from Derby College to be taken on by Effleurage.

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Eleesha Hoult in her salon

Eleesha Hoult

Former hairdressing student Eleesha passes on skills to new learners

I also like helping train the work experience people we get from Derby College. I was fortunate enough to get this opportunity and I can relate to many of them. It's an absolute pleasure to pass on my experience and skills and I'm looking forward to working with the new students in September. Working with them also helps us. Our industry is always changing and introducing new ideas so seeing what the young students are learning now helps to keep us fresh.

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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2021 1:56 pm