VRQ Level 2 in Hairdressing

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What is the programme structure?

The course is made up of various hairdressing procedures in the salon environment, including: Ensure your actions reduce risks to health & safety, shampooing and conditioning hair and scalp, cutting hair using basic techniques, changing hair colour using basic techniques, provide scalp massage services, advise and consult with clients, promote additional products or services to clients, style dress and finish hair using basic techniques, give clients a positive impression of yourself and your organisation. The course will include learning a variety of hairdressing skills in the Colleges brand new Hair Salon at the Winsford Campus.

Who is the programme for?

This course is aimed at students who wish to gain a formal qualification in Hairdressing. You must be able to demonstrate at interview, a genuine interest in hair & up to date designs. After studying for the VRQ2 students will be fully qualified in cutting and colouring (older students only, younger students will do a condition massage unit) and therefore be able to work in paid employment in a salon.

How long does it take to complete?
1 year, 4 days per week

What qualifications do I need?

4 GCSEs at grades D or above or equivalent.

What does it include?

This course includes a Study Programme to provide learners with a coherent and enriching curriculum which will provide them with the academic, social and employability skills to progress to further or higher education or employment. The content of the study programme is designed to broaden the learner experience beyond the main qualification of study. The key theme of Study Programmes at Level 2 will be the development of occupational skills in a selected vocational area and the development of personal, social and employability skills with a view to raising aspirations. As well as your core qualification you will study GCSE or Functional Skills English or Math’s if you do not already hold an A* to C, plus English and math’s development as part of the core qualification. Learners will also undertake personal progress planning and pastoral education. Plus additional personal development activity which may include work experience and projects.

Work Placement
As part of you course you will be expected to achieve at least one full week of work placement, this help you get a full insight into the industry in which you are studying.

Are there any special facilities for the programme?
There are commercial facilities which are fully equipped and up to date. This will provide a realistic working environment for you to train in. You will become a valued member of the team and play a vital role within a busy commercial salon environment.

Will there be any extra costs involved?

Appropriate dress, including footwear, will be required. Learners will have the opportunity to purchase or loan equipment and textbooks as per the specific requirements of the course area. Optional workshops / educational visits / practical activities are charged at cost. These will be advised by the Course Leader as and when they arise.

How is the programme assessed?
Assessment is through formal written examinations, practical observation and written assignments. Several hours of homework, both written and practical, are required each week. All final work must be submitted in a portfolio of evidence.

What award will I achieve?
NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing

Examining/Validating Body:
Vocational Training Charitable Trust.

What can I do next?

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to progress on to VRQ Level 3 in Hairdressing, employment as a junior stylist or self-employment.

Equal Opportunities:

Mid Cheshire College is committed to the implementation of a policy to achieve equality of opportunity for all staff, students and members of the community it serves. In doing so the College will actively work to achieve equality regardless of age, race, skin colour, disability, gender, marital status, sexuality and faith. The College supports the government initiative ‘Every Child Matters’ and ‘Youth Matters’ and all courses include elements which contribute to students achieving the five outcomes, namely, being healthy, staying safe, enjoying and achieving, making a positive contribution and achieving economic well-being.

How do I get further information?

Contact the college on 01606 74444 alternatively visit the website www.midchesh.ac.uk or email info@midchesh.ac.uk

COURSE Details

Code: QSDPL2HAI1/F010V
Location: Hartford Campus
Dates: 04/09/2017 to 29/06/2018
Times: 09.10 to 16.30
Hours/week: 12.00
Weeks: 34

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