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Students are required to attend all classes from 17h30 to 20h30.

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

  • Monitor and Maintain Health and Safety
  • Consultation Support
  • Styling and Dressing Hair
  • Cutting
  • Colouring
  • Promote Products and Services

All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.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 a week for this in addition to the 3 hours in class.

Initially, following current government 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 this qualification you could work in the hairdressing industry in salons or as a mobile hairdresser.

  • Who is this course for?

    This course is ideal for you if you are interested in hairdressing and wish to gain a Level 3 qualification in Women's Hairdressing and have already achieved a Level 2.

  • 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 provide a thick A4 lever-arch folder and a pack of ten dividers to be used for your portfolio of work, an A4 writing pad and a pen. These will need to accompany you to every lesson.

    You will need to purchase hairdressing equipment and a uniform which you will be expected to wear at all times. This will be discussed during your interview.

  • Entry Requirements for new students

    Level 2 Certificate in Women's Hairdressing and a telephone interview with a member of the hairdressing team. You also need to have a good level of written and spoken English and able to use a computer to access the internet, send emails and use basic ?word? applications.