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Students are required to attend all classes each week from 17:30 to 20:30.

You will study Women's Hairdressing and the units you will study are likely to include:

  • Health and Safety Procedures
  • Consultation
  • Shampooing & Conditioning
  • Working in the Industry
  • Styling and Dressing Hair
  • Cutting
  • The Art of Colouring

All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.

During your time at College the emphasis will be placed on both the practical and theory aspects of the course. You also need time to study, to practise at home and set time aside for revision for exams and/or assignments. Please be aware that you will be expected to set aside a minimum of four hours per week for this.

Initially, following current goverment safety guidelines, students will work on each other therefore they should be prepared to allow other students to practise on them. They will be assessed on external clients who will pay for their services. Please note that should you provide a client for a practical assessment a £1 registration fee is required, plus the cost of the service. In line with Northampton College's policy on Equal Opportunities, classes and the client base may be of mixed gender.

After achieving your qualification you could progress onto a Level 3 certificate in hairdressing or gain employment.

  • Who is this course for?

    This course is ideal for you if you have an interest in hairdressing and wish to gain a Level 2 qualification in Women's Hairdressing.

  • How is the course assessed?
    • Written Assignments/Online Tests
    • Practical Observations
    • Oral Questions
    • Portfolio of Evidence
  • Knowledge

    You will develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of:

    • how to consult clients and be aware of all treatments available
    • diverse cutting techniques and current styling trends
    • health & safety requirements.
  • Skills

    You will have the ability to:

    • style, Cut and colour hair
    • Communicate with clients and colleagues
    • Solve problems quickly and efficiently, ensuring The root cause is resolved.
  • Behaviours

    What is required?

    • Safe working practices to ensure the safety of self and others
    • Flexibility to changing working environment and demands
    • Creativity and curiosity,?individual flair and imagination.
  • General info

    You will be required to purchase hairdressing equipment and a uniform and provide an A4 lever-arch folder and a pack of ten dividers to be used for your portfolio of work. You will also need an A4 writing pad and a pen. These will need to accompany you to every lesson.

    Further details will be provided during your telephone interview.

  • Entry Requirements for new students

    You must be able to commit to at least three hours per week to attend class plus four hours of home study; have a good level of written and spoken English and be able to use a computer to access the internet, send emails and use basic word applications.

    A telephone interview is required with a member of the hairdressing team before enrolling on to this course.