Make the most of these extraordinary times and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. A short online course is a significant first step to improving your skills and achieving your career goals.
Our popular modern salon provides an ideal environment to gain the skills, confidence and knowledge you need for a career in hairdressing. This exciting course has been adapted to ensure that you get all of the practical training and learning that employers tell us they need in the industry.
- Learn in a professional salon open to the public
- Lecturers have current industry experience
- High-end industry-branded products and equipment
- Strong industry and employer links
To start at Level 2 you should have at least 3 GCSEs at grade 3 (D/E) or above, including English and maths. In addition to the specified entry requirements, you may be required to undergo an assessment of your English skills to ensure you are at a sufficient level for your chosen course. Start on Level 1 Hair & Beauty, if you do not have the above grades.
Upon completion of this Level 2 course you can progress to either a Level 3 barbering apprenticeship or the full-time hairdressing course. Alternatively, you can move on to other specialist Level 2 and 3 qualifications, such as make-up artistry, theatrical make-up, or part-time courses in hair extensions or African Caribbean hair.
As you are required to have a salon placement running alongside your course, employers will often employ you on successful completion of your qualification.
Future careers include
- Salon stylist
- Hotel/cruise hairdresser
- Department store hairdresser
- Senior stylist
- Freelance hairdresser
- Fashion hair styling
- Media hairstyling
- Salon owner
You will be assessed throughout your course via practical activity observations, academic coursework and industry placements. Assessments are based around ‘real-life’ projects and industry or workplace scenarios including work experience. Your final grade will be awarded as pass, merit or distinction.
*FREE* Online short courses
The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.
How to apply
Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.
HOW THE APPLICATION PROCESS WORKS
Set Up Your Account
You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.
Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.
Application Review Meeting
Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.
Accept Your Place
Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.
Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.