Course Area Overview

Hairdressing & Barbering Courses

The SWC Hair & Beauty department have created a suite of courses to suit students from every level. These courses can act as stand alone qualifications but work best as complimentary 'add-ons' to your main studies in the field of Hair and Beauty.

Hairdressing & Barbering is a vibrant, fast-moving and creative industry. If you have a flair for hairstyling or barbering are imaginative and fashion-conscious, and enjoy meeting new people, hairdressing or barbering are the perfect careers for you.

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 and barbering 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 and berbering are challenging and rewarding careers.

It is full of opportunities and if you work hard you can move up the ladder quickly to management, business and training.

Courses
City & Guilds Level 1 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing

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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 Certificate in Barbering

The one year course covers a wide range of areas relating to the skills and knowledge required for preparing to work in the Barbering Industry.

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City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Women's Hairdressing

This one 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 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

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City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Hairdressing

This course is suited to students interested in developing their existing hairdressing skills. 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._x000D_

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City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing and Media Make-up

This course is for you if you’re interested in a career in the fashion, theatrical and media make-up industry. You’ll experience the realistic work environment and develop relevant skills for progression within this fast-moving industry. The course will also involve sessions outside the normal timetabled day to ensure the requirements of the qualifications are met.

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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

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 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 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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VTCT Level 2 NVQ Award in Plaiting and Twisting Hair

The VTCT Level 2 Award in Plaiting and Twisting Hair is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop plaiting and twisting techniques that will enable you create a variety of different looks for your clients. Client consultation, products and aftercare advice to finish the service are all part of this award.

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VTCT Level 2 NVQ Award in Styling and Finish Hair

The VTCT Level 2 Award in Styling and Finishing Hair is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in blow drying and finishing techniques on a variety of hair types and lengths. Client consultation, products, heated styling equipment to finish the service are all part of this award.

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VTCT Level 3 NVQ Award in Creative Hair Extension Services

The VTCT Level 3 NVQ Award in Creative Hair Extension Services is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in hair extension techniques. Client consultation, preparation of client’s hair, blending and placing of extensions are all part of this award. Maintenance and aftercare advice will also be included.

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Facilities

Each campus at South West College has in-house Hair and Beauty salons where hairdressing and beauty therapy students practise the latest techniques and treatments to develop their training skills. These salons are open to the general public offering attractive discounted rates.