Study Type
Part Time
Study Level
Level 2
Start Date:
To be confirmed

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Entry requirements

View The Isle of Wight College's standard entry requirements for full-time college courses (depending on the level of the course to be studied).

Minimum of four GCSEs grade 3/D or equivalent including English language and Maths. For progressing students, a minimum of Level 1 course in your chosen subject at Merit or above and English language and Maths at level 2. Progressing students without English or Maths at GCSE grade 4/C will be required to study these as part of their programme of study.
Who the course is for
This course is for learners who are wanting a career in the hairdressing industry. This course will enable you to work either employed or self-employed as a junior hair stylist.
What the interview will involve
You will be sent a career plan prior to your interview date to complete and bring along with you on the day. The interview is a two-way process which will give you the opportunity to discuss the qualification.
What you will learn
• Health and safety • Working in the hair industry • Client consultation for hair services • Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp • Colour and lighten hair • Cut women’s hair • The art of dressing hair • Plaiting and twisting hair • The art of colouring hair • Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector
How you will learn
Theory/ Workshop sessions- Here you will receive all the essential underpinning knowledge related to the subject area. These sessions are for delivery and demonstration of the practical skills of your qualification. Salon practical sessions- These are designed salon sessions in which you will gain confidence in working in a real salon environment, working on peers, family and friends. As an essential part of learning all students will be expected to receive and complete treatments (unless medically exempt) within the practical sessions from peers.
Work placement
Full time level 2 and level 3 students will complete work placement as part of your qualification and will be organised and arranged by the college.
• Progression onto Level 3 hairdressing course, completing more advanced techniques and services • Level 3 hairdressing apprenticeship • Working in a salon, as a junior stylist

There may be a cost for purchasing equipment or uniform for this course. Find out about financial support available.

Qualifications you will get
VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing
Additional information
All students are required to: • Wear a course uniform (purchased by yourself via the college) • Wear full black covered shoes • Present yourself in a professional capacity, relating to industry standards

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