To start on this course you need:
At least one week’s work experience, an appropriate industry reference and
at least 3 GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English and maths
a relevant Level 1 qualification, with at least 80% Merit profile, including Level 1 English and Maths and tutor reference.
(If you do not have the above qualifications, you may be able to start by doing a year on the Level 1 Introduction to Hair & Beauty before moving on to this Level 2 course.)
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- Develop their knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology.
- Acquire knowledge of all relevant testing together with health, safety and legislation requirements necessary for a junior hairdresser/ hairstylist.
- Develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to consult with clients, provide a range of basic cutting, colouring and lightening services.
- Attain problem solving skills
In parallel, learners will develop their communication and customer service skills, their awareness of environmental sustainability and their commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers.
GCSEs in English and Maths are part of the core programme of study. Students who have not achieved a A-C / 9-4 grade in English and Maths will be required to study the appropriate level as part of their main qualification. More information
- Advise and consult with clients
- Blow-dry and style hair
- Colour and lighten hair
- Cut ladies hair
- Health, safety and hygiene
- Set and dress hair
- Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
- Style hair with electrical equipment
Stylists leading to senior stylist possibly specialising in colour technician depending on salon requirements. Could well lead to senior reception/management, freelancing or setting up your own business. Work is available on ocean liners, hotels, spas, unisex salons and there is a possibility to travel to countries such as Australia, Beirut, America etc. Possibly going onto higher education leading to historical hairdressing working in the media – could well lead to theatre work, film work or venues such as Glyndebourne. The list is not exhaustive.
80% of students go on the further study. Many students work in local salons and two students from last year started their own businesses.
What Past Students Say
Harry Anderson: "The hairdressing course is amazing. It feels good to say I look forward to and enjoy every day I spend on this course."
Louise Guy: "I have really enjoyed this course and I feel as though I've learnt a lot from it. I never realized how much work and fun goes into hairdressing"
Sophie:"I have learnt a lot and its made me decide that I want to do it in the future, I'm excited to start my level 3 in September."
Florence: "I've had a very positive experience at Northbrook. I have learnt about the industry and I find this college much more motivated and professional than previous experiences."
Students are assessed via observations, completion of practical / written assignments and online tests, which will be either internally or externally set. Synoptic end assessment linking to a trade test required by potential employers.