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Women's Hairdressing VRQ Diploma Level 2

Full-Time Study Programmes

  • Overview of the course

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    If you are looking to step onto the ladder of the exciting world of hairdressing then this course is for you. This 1 year course 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. Training and studying with us will give you an opportunity to go as far as your talent will take you. 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.
  • What you'll learn

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    The Level 2 Diploma course consists of 11 units, of which four units are generic and mandatory and seven units are hairdressing specific. You will learn how to: shampoo and condition, cut, colour, perm, style and dress long and short hair, promote retail products and services, design and create hairdressing images. You will also learn about client care, reception duties, the hairdressing industry, employment laws and the importance of health and safety at work.
  • Entry requirements

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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 commited to learning, practising and participating in hairdressing training activites. 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.
  • How will I be assessed?

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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 this will be assessed by on line testing, oral questions, short written assignments and log book completion.
  • Supporting your learning and wellbeing

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    We want you to enjoy every minute of College, both in the classroom and out of it, so we have a range of dedicated support and wellbeing services.
    These include
    • FREE travel

    • FREE breakfast

    • dedicated Learning Development Mentors

    • impartial advice and guidance

    • dedicated one-to-one support for learners with additional needs

    • support with the cost of College

    plus much more.
  • Future opportunities

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    You could continue to study at Bolton College and upgrade your qualification by going onto: Level 3 Hairdressing, Barbering, Media Hair and Make-up, Beauty Therapy or Nail Services or you could choose to seek employment in hairdressing
  • Gifted and Talented Programme

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    If you're a potentially high-achieving learner, capable of exceeding your targets, we will stretch and challenge you by providing the opportunity for you to study additional qualifications, with support in place to
    complement your study programme experience.

    The College recognises the need to reward your hard work, dedication and achievement as well as good attendance and punctuality.

    The Anderton Outdoor Activity Centre is now part of the University Of Bolton Group and students can undertake a range of activities including kayaking, canoeing, archery and much more; if you work hard, there's a good chance you could enjoy these activities too.
  • How to apply?

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    Submit an application online by visiting our application form or by clicking on the Apply Now button.
  • Open Events

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    Discover what Bolton College has to offer by attending one of our Open Events:
    • Thursday 17th October 2019, 5.30pm-8pm

    • Wednesday 20th November 2019, 5.30pm-8pm

    • Tuesday 4th February 2020, 5.30pm-8pm

    Click here to learn more or to register your attendance for one of our Open Events.
  • Disclaimer

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    Every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within these course information sheets was accurate at the time of publishing.
    Bolton College is constantly evaluating its services to meet the needs of learners; therefore programmes/courses/Apprenticeships, resources and facilities may be subject to change without prior notice.
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  • Time:

    10.50 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    36 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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