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Qualifications in hairdressing and barbering

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  • Open

    Level 1 Diploma in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector

    Qualification: 3001

    OVERVIEW

    Level 1 is ideal if you're just starting out in hair and beauty and want an understanding of the industry - enough to succeed in a job in the area or to move on to further study.

    MANDATORY UNITS INCLUDED

    • Introduction to the hair and beauty sector
    • Presenting a professional image in a salon

    OPTIONAL UNITS INCLUDED

    • Basic make-up application
    • Colour hair using temporary colour
    • Create a hair and beauty image
    • Create an image using colour for the hair and beauty sector
    • Follow health and safety in the salon
    • Hair plaiting
    • Hand care
    • Nail art application
    • Plaiting and twisting hair
    • Provide nail art
    • Providing basic manicure treatment
    • Providing basic pedicure treatment
    • Salon reception duties
    • Shampoo and conditioning
    • Skin care
    • Styling men's hair
    • Styling women's hair
    • The art of colouring hair
    • The art of dressing hair
    • The art of photographic make-up
    • Themed face painting
    • Working with others in the hair and beauty sector

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  • Open

    Level 2 Diploma in Woman's Hairdressing

    Qualification: 3002

    OVERVIEW

    Level 2 will suit you if you're just starting out in hairdressing or have some knowledge and basic skills in the industry - probably from a role where you work under supervision. You might be a young learner (14-16) or an adult.

    MANDATORY UNITS INCLUDED

    • Client consultation for hair services
    • Colour and lighten hair
    • Cut women’s hair
    • Follow health and safety in the salon
    • Perm and neutralise hair
    • Promote products and services to clients in a salon
    • Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp
    • The art of dressing hair
    • Working in the hair industry

    OPTIONAL UNITS INCLUDED

    • Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector
    • Display stock to promote sales in salon
    • Plaiting and twisting hair
    • Salon reception duties
    • Scalp massage
    • Styling men’s hair
    • The art of colouring hair

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  • Open

    Level 3 Diploma in Woman's Hairdressing

    Qualification: 3002

    OVERVIEW

    Level 3 is ideal if you've worked in hairdressing or barbering for some time and want to develop your skills in a specialised area. You might want a broad qualification or to learn a particular technique.

    MANDATORY UNITS INCLUDED

    • Colour hair to create a variety of looks
    • Consultation support for colleagues on hair services
    • Creative hairdressing design skills
    • Cut women’s hair to create a variety of looks
    • Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
    • Perm hair to create a variety of looks
    • Style and dress hair using a variety of techniques

    OPTIONAL UNITS INCLUDED

    • Bridal hair styling
    • Display stock to promote sales in a salon
    • Hair colour correction
    • Human resource management within the hair and beauty sector
    • Make and style a hair addition
    • Promote and sell products and services to clients
    • Promote products and services to clients in a salon
    • Provide hair extension services
    • Provide scalp massage services
    • Salon reception duties

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  • Open

    New Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing

    Qualification: 6008/9

    OVERVIEW

    Level 2 will suit you if you have some experience in the hairdressing industry and you want to be a junior stylist. Depending on the qualification you choose, you complete between six and nine mandatory units and a range of optional units.

    MANDATORY UNITS INCLUDED

    • Advise and consult with clients 
    • Cut hair using basic techniques
    • Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work
    • Colour and lighten hair
    • Set and dress hair
    • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
    • Style and finish hair

    OPTIONAL UNITS INCLUDED

    • Cut men’s hair using basic techniques
    • Fulfil salon reception duties
    • Perm and neutralise hair
    • Plait and twist hair
    • Temporarily attach hair to enhance a style

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  • Open

    New Level 2 Diploma in Barbering

    Qualification: 6008/9

    OVERVIEW

    Level 2 will suit you if you have some experience in the barbering industry and you want to be a junior barber. Depending on the qualification you choose, you complete between six and nine mandatory units and a range of optional units.

    MANDATORY UNITS INCLUDED

    • Advise and consult with clients
    • Create basic outlines and detailing in hair
    • Cut facial hair to shape using basic techniques
    • Cut men’s hair using basic techniques
    • Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work
    • Dry and finish men’s hair
    • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp

    OPTIONAL UNITS INCLUDED

    • Colour and lighten men’s hair
    • Fulfil salon reception duties
    • Perm and neutralise hair
    • Plait and twist hair
    • Temporarily attach hair to enhance a style

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  • Open

    New Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing

    Qualification: 6008/9 and 6002

    OVERVIEW

    Level 3 is ideal if you already have a hairdressing qualification and want to become a senior stylist. Depending on the qualification you choose, you complete four or more mandatory units and a number of optional units from a range.

    MANDATORY UNITS INCLUDED

    • Creatively colour and lighten hair
    • Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques
    • Creatively style and dress hair
    • Provide client consultation services
    • Hair colour correction services (mandatory for 6002 only)

    OPTIONAL UNITS INCLUDED

    • Contribute to the financial effectiveness of the business
    • Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities
    • Create a variety of permed effects
    • Cut men’s hair using basic techniques
    • Develop, enhance and evaluate your creative hairdressing skills
    • Fulfil salon reception duties
    • Hair colour correction services (optional for 6008/9)
    • Provide creative hair extension services
    • Provide specialist hair and scalp treatments

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  • Open

    New Level 3 Diploma in Barbering

    Qualification: 6008/9 and 6002

    OVERVIEW

    Level 3 is ideal if you already have a barbering qualification and want to become a senior barber. Depending on the qualification you choose, you complete four or more mandatory units and a number of optional units from a range.

    MANDATORY UNITS INCLUDED

    • Provide consultation services
    • Creatively cut hair using a combination of barbering techniques
    • Design and create a range of facial hair shapes
    • Provide shaving services

    OPTIONAL UNITS INCLUDED

    • Colour and lighten men’s hair
    • Contribute to the financial effectiveness of the business
    • Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities
    • Design and create patterns in hair
    • Develop, enhance and evaluate your creative hairdressing skills
    • Fulfil salon reception duties
    • Hair colour correction services
    • Perm and neutralise hair
    • Provide specialist hair and scalp treatments

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  • Open

    Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Women's Hairdressing

    Qualification: 3008/9

    OVERVIEW

    Level 2 will suit you if you have some experience in the Hairdressing and Barbering industry. You want to be a Junior Stylist. Depending on the qualification you choose, you complete between six and nine mandatory units and a range of optional units.

    MANDATORY UNITS INCLUDED

    • Advise and consult with clients
    • Change hair colour
    • Cut hair using basic techniques
    • Give clients a positive impression of yourself and your organisation
    • Make sure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety
    • Set and dress hair
    • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
    • Style and finish hair

    OPTIONAL UNITS INCLUDED

    • Attach hair to enhance a style
    • Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work
    • Fulfil salon reception duties
    • Perm and neutralise hair
    • Plait and twist hair
    • Promote additional services or products to clients

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  • Open

    Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing

    Qualification: 3008/9

    OVERVIEW

    Level 3 is ideal if you already have a Hairdressing or Barbering qualification and want to become a Senior Stylist. Depending on the qualification you choose, you complete four or more mandatory units and a number of optional units from a range.

    MANDATORY UNITS INCLUDED

    • Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques
    • Monitor procedures to safely control work operations
    • Promote addition services or products to customers
    • Provide hairdressing services or products to customers

    OPTIONAL UNITS INCLUDED

    • Colour hair using a variety of techniques
    • Contribute to the financial effectiveness of the business
    • Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities
    • Create a variety of permed effects
    • Creatively dress long hair
    • Creatively style and dress hair
    • Develop and enhance your creative hairdressing skills
    • Provide colour corrections services
    • Provide creative hair extension services
    • Provide specialist hair and scalp treatments
    • Support customer service improvements

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