Are you ready to kickstart your career in hairdressing? This Level 2 course will give you a solid foundation in essential hairdressing skills and knowledge. You’ll learn and work in the Aspire Academy of Hair and Beauty, the College’s own salon located at our Trowbridge, Chippenham and Salisbury campuses. The salons feature professional products and industry-standard equipment; you’ll experience a realistic and immersive working environment while being fully supported by our experienced lecturers. In our salons you will work with members of the general public who are paying clients, giving you an incredible insight into the real world of work – both on reception and in the salon itself.
What will I learn?
While on this course, you’ll learn a wide range of practical topics that you’ll use throughout your career in hairdressing. This includes:
· Working in the hair industry
· Follow health and safety in the salon
· Client consultation
· Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
· Promote products and services
· Cut women’s hair
· Colour and lighten hair
· Perm and neutralise hair
· The art of dressing hair
· Create an image based on a theme
· Salon reception duties
The hairdressing department works with local employers to enrich your experience on the course. You will participate in structured work experience or work placements within their businesses, as well as exciting and unique lectures on specialist topics given by industry experts.
Study, Assessment and Qualifications
To achieve this qualification, you must successfully complete the following assessments:
- Externally set online tests for each unit set
- A range of practical assessments for each unit
A minimum of three hours per week of home study is required and 60 hours of work experience. You will be assessed while working on clients in the Aspire salons throughout the duration of the course. The final qualification is a Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing.
- 4 GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above, including English and maths, or Level 1 Hair and Beauty.
- A good reference.
- A good record of attendance.
- An interview.
Additional Costs and Information
You will need a uniform and kit for this course – this will be discussed at your interview. In cases of financial hardship, funds may be available to help with the cost of this. We also arrange educational activities and competitions as part of the course, which may incur an additional cost.