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Women’s Hairdressing Fast Track Level 2

  • Overview of the course

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    If you're looking to step on to the ladder of the exciting world of hairdressing then this course is for you!

    This one year programme will help prepare you to gain and develop the basic skills required to work in the hairdressing industry. It will introduce you to the discipline of a working environment and at the same time, allow you to develop your artistic and creative ability.

    This course covers a broad range of hairdressing skills and knowledge. It is taught by highly qualified and enthusiastic staff in realistic working environments at our Deane Road campus.

    Training and studying with us will give you an opportunity to go as far as your talent will take you!
  • What you'll learn

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    This course consists of seven units. You will learn how to:

    - Shampoo and condition
    - Cut
    - Colour
    - Style and dress long and short hair
    - How to work in the hair industry
    - Health & Safety in the salon
  • Entry requirements

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    You will be assessed on a continual basis.

    Practical skills will be assessed on models, colleagues and friends in a realistic working environment.

    You will attend theory classes and these will be assessed by online testing, oral questions, short written assignments and log book completion.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    You will possess good dexterity skills and have a keen interest in hairdressing.

    Good references from a previous employer or college/school, showing a positive record of attendance and punctuality will be required.

    You must enjoy working with other people and be committed to learning, practising and participating in hairdressing training activities.

    Basic levels of English skills are required and you will be invited to attend a pre-course discussion. Following this you maybe asked to complete a pre-course practical assessment.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    The course runs over two evenings per week, it is essential that a high level of punctuality and attendance is maintained. You may be asked to attend a work placement to gain experience of working as part of a team and to gain knowledge of employability skills and expectations. You will be expected to purchase a hairdressing kit and tunic.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    You can contact a member of the team via
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    Click here to complete an online application form

    Alternatively, you can request a copy by email at

    You can also visit us at our Deane Road campus during our main enrolment weeks which are the last week of August and the first week of September.
  • Course Fees

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    Tuition Fee: £1580.00
  • Future opportunities

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    You could continue to study at Bolton College and upgrade your qualification by going onto:

    - Hairdressing Level 3
    - Barbering
    - Media Hair & Make-up
    - Beauty Therapy
    - Nail Services
    - Employment in hairdressing
  • Additional Information

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    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, please call our helpline on 01204 482 000.

    Adult Learners

    Adult learners (19+) must bring their qualification certificates with them to enrolment. Learners will not be able to enrol without this information. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one you need):
    If you are unable to provide certificates you will be asked to complete a self declaration form when you enrol.


    Our Helpline can provide you with general information regarding studying at Bolton College. We also offer advice and guidance meetings to help you decide your next move. Please call 01204 482 000.
    Lines are open :
    • during term time : Monday to Thursday between 8:45am and 7pm (5pm on Fridays)
    • out of term : Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm

    Bolton College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this document is accurate. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Equalities Statement

    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact email the Customer Services Manager at or alternatively call 01204 482 040 or visit us at Deane Road, Bolton, BL3 5BG.

    Safeguarding Statement

    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom on or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, someone in the Learning Centre Reception or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or 01204 482758.

    Enrolment Details

    To enrol at one of our Community Learning Centres or our main Deane Road Campus click here for enrolment times.
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  • Time:

    17:30 - 20:30
    6.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    30 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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