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Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy & Wellbeing

Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy & Wellbeing

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If you want to gain employment in this exciting industry this course will provide you with basic skills in ladies hairdressing. You will spend most of your week in our Hairdressing Salons working on models and clients and on completion you may be able to progress to NVQ level 3.

Course details

The course will include the underpinning knowledge and skills to enable you to:

  • Shampoo and condition the hair & scalp
  • Various cutting techniques
  • Various setting techniques including pin curls & rollers
  • Various blowdries including curly, straight, above & below shoulder length hair
  • Various hair colouring techniques including full head application and foils

Related skills and the required knowledge will also be studied including:

  • Promoting products & services
  • Reception studies
  • Client care
  • Team work
  • Creating a positive impression

During the course you will be expected to attend National shows and exhibitions where you can see demonstrations by some of the countries leading Hairdressers. Once a year we hold a college show and you will be expected to participate.

Entry guidelines
  • Relevant level 1 qualification or minimum of 3 GCSEs at Grade 3/D or above including English Language.
  • You need to have a genuine interest in Hairdressing as a long term career.
  • An ability to communicate one to one e.g. to a tutor or client and in a group as part of a discussion.
  • You need the skills for fine work such as applying colours, cutting and styling hair. You will be expected to work under pressure and to stand for periods of time.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Equipment Required

You will need to provide your own uniform in line with the College uniform policy (approximatley £40). We highly recommend that you purchase a kit to allow you to practise your skills (approximatley £125).

Assessment Method

Assessments continue throughout the course. Practical assessment tests are carried out and written assignments are completed. In addition there are VTCT Tests.

Additional Information

An early application is recommended for this course.

  • Priority will be given to those aged 16-18 years old for the September start date.
  • During your interview you will take a skills test to allow us to assess your dexterity. All applicants will need to provide a reference or school report at interview.
  • Technical language will be taught on the course. You will need to produce written assignments.
  • Maths skills are required as you will need to be able to measure colouring products and time treatments.


Are you aged 16-18?
Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

  • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
  • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A* - C (grade 4 or above) in English and maths
  • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips

Where can I progress to?
  • Employment prospects include working as a stylist in hairdressing salons in the UK and abroad, on cruise liners, in theatre, films and television.
  • Further Education opportunities include progression onto NVQ Level 3 Hairdressing.

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When does this course run?

  • Starts 05th Sep 2017 - Ends 28th Jun 2018 Ref G024J002

    If you are aged 16-18:

    This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £1200.00

    Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

    Planned Timetable
    Day Times Campus
    Tuesday 09:00 — 12:00 Conway Park
    Wednesday 11:00 — 13:30 Conway Park
    Thursday 09:00 — 15:00 Conway Park
  • Starts 06th Sep 2017 - Ends 09th May 2018 Ref G024J001

    If you are aged 16-18:

    This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £1200.00

    Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

    Planned Timetable
    Day Times Campus
    Wednesday 12:00 — 15:00 Conway Park
    Thursday 12:00 — 15:00 Conway Park
    Friday 09:00 — 14:30 Conway Park
  • Starts 07th Sep 2017 - Ends 29th Mar 2018 Ref G024J003

    If you are aged 16-18:

    This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £1200.00

    Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

    Planned Timetable
    Day Times Campus
    Thursday 11:00 — 16:00 Conway Park
    Friday 10:00 — 16:00 Conway Park
  • Starts 04th Sep 2018 - Ends 27th Jun 2019 Ref G024K002

    If you are aged 16-18:

    This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £1200.00

    Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

  • Starts 05th Sep 2018 - Ends 08th May 2019 Ref G024K001

    If you are aged 16-18:

    This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £1200.00

    Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

  • Starts 06th Sep 2018 - Ends 28th Mar 2019 Ref G024K003

    If you are aged 16-18:

    This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £1200.00

    Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).

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