Course Area Overview

Hairdressing & Barbering Courses

Hairdressing & Barbering
Hairdressing & Barbering is a vibrant, fast-moving and creative industry. If you have a flair for hairstyling, are imaginative and fashion-conscious, and enjoy meeting new people, hairdressing & barbering is the perfect career for you.
Courses
City & Guilds Level 1 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing

This qualification ensures that you are up-to-date with the latest industry regulation on wiring and the safe use and operation of electrical equipment and systems. It covers the 17th edition of the IEE Wiring Regulations, which came into force in June 2008. These regulations are recognised by the British Standards Institute as a British Standard (BS7671)

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City & Guilds Level 1 VRQ Diploma in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy

This course provides hair and beauty skills, techniques and knowledge to help you progress to the next level of vocational learning in the hair and beauty sector.

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City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Cutting Men's Hair

The City and Guilds Level 2 Award in Cutting Men's Hair will allow you to develop competence in level 2 cutting skills.

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City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing

This is a two year programme in which learners will receive training in hairdressing skills in a realistic work environment. Work placement is an integral part of the course.

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City & Guilds Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering

The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering is a one year course which covers a wide range of areas relating to the skills and knowledge required for preparing to work in the Barbering industry. Learners will incorporate college study with work placement to understand the rigours of running a barbering business. Work placement is an integral part of the course.

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City & Guilds Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing

This two year course is suited to students interested in a career in the hairdressing industry. Students will be trained in a realistic working environment in the college’s state of art salons. Students will experience the normal day to day running of a hairdressing salon and will engage with customers. This will ensure students are ready to begin an exciting journey within this creative industry. This course will open various pathways for progression. The college would recommend a work placement to assist with the development of skills.

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City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Bridal Hair

The City and Guilds Level 3 Award in Bridal Hairstyling is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills to an advanced level through the creative skill of bridal hairstyling.

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City & Guilds Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Barbering

The NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Barbering is a technical level qualification that provides you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work as an employed and/or self-employed barber able to work on hair combining a variety of different technical skills. Learners will incorporate college study with work placement to understand the rigours of running a barbering business.

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City & Guilds Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing

This Level 3 qualification enhances the underlying principles and practical skills required in hairdressing. It is designed to deliver a high level of occupational competence and provide a sound platform from which to progress into employment within the hairdressing industry. Work placement is an integral part of the course.

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City & Guilds Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing

A Hairdressing NVQ is for anyone who is serious about a hairdressing or barbering career. There are options to suit individual needs and aspirations - and if you are already working in hairdressing, you could develop your skills to become a senior stylist.

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City & Guilds Level 3 VRQ Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing

This Level 3 qualification enhances the underlying principles and practical skills required in hairdressing. It is designed to deliver a high level of occupational competence and provide a sound platform from which to progress into employment within the hairdressing industry.

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City & Guilds Level 4 Certificate in Colour and Colour Correction

This course is designed for those working in the hairdressing sector who would like to improve their skills and knowledge of colour correction services.

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About our Hairdressing & Barbering courses
Each course of study in this curriculum area will enable you to develop a wide range of skills such as colouring, cutting and styling. You will have the opportunity to train in our state of the art hair salons and to work in industry one day per week. As new styles come into fashion, our courses are adapted to ensure your skills are always up-to-date and industry-relevant. Hairdressing is a challenging and rewarding career. It is full of opportunities and if you work hard you can move up the ladder quickly to management, business and training.
 

About the qualifications

This suite of professional and technical qualifications is designed to enable you to build the knowledge and skills needed to work and progress in the hairdressing industry from Junior Stylist, to Senior Stylist and on to Salon Manager/Owner.

Quality is the mainstay of our qualifications. You will have access to highly qualified lecturers, well-equipped hair salons, training on professional product ranges, work experience, guest speakers and industry visits. Learning is achieved through continual assessment and, where required, you will have the opportunity to complete Essential Skills. You have access to a complete package designed to ensure you have the skills to secure a job on completion.
 
Level 2 City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing
Level 3 City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing
Level 4/5 Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Hair and Beauty Management (QCF)
Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Hair and Beauty Management (QCF)

Who is it suitable for?

These qualifications are essential for anyone who wants to work in Hairdressing. The entry level qualifications allow for progression up to Higher National Diploma (HND) level that will enable a variety of career pathways including:
  • Junior Stylist
  • Senior Stylist
  • Salon Receptionist
  • Salon Manager
  • Business Owner
  • Hairdressing Lecturer.

Core areas of study

Undertaking one of these programmes will provide you with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in;
  • Client Consultation
  • Shampooing and Conditioning
  • Cutting and Colouring
  • The Art of Dressing Hair
  • Product Promotion
  • Creating an Image
  • Perming
  • Stock Management
  • Health and Safety
  • Merchandising
  • Hair Colour Correction.
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