Entry requirementsThis course requires 3 GCSEs at grade C or above, including Maths and English (grade 4).
You will need a good attendance and behaviour report from school. You must have the ability to meet deadlines and work hard. You must be reliable and able to work under supervision.
DurationOne year, 3-4 days per week - Hairdressing Diploma VRQ Level 2 and Beauty Therapy VRQ Level 2.
What will I study?Health and Safety
Client care and communications in Beauty related industries
Client consultation in hair services
Beauty units include:Provide facial skin care
Remove hair using waxing techniques
Provide manicure treatments
Apply make up
Provide eyelash and brow treatments
Hair units include:The art of dressing hair
Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp
Cut women's hair
Colour and lighten hair
This is an intense programme requiring particular commitment and dedication. This course can be very demanding on your time. Full attendance is vital for successful achievement. You will be required to provide some of your own models.
How will I be assessed?Through continuous assessment you will need to prove yourself capable in every aspect, both practically and theoretically, ensuring that you are highly employable upon completion of your programme. Assignment work, written tests/oral questioning and external tests online are also part of the assessment process. Assessment will be graded Pass, Merit or Distinction.
What could it lead to?This combination is not for the work-shy but can lead to fantastic career opportunities.
You can progress to:
Beauty Therapy VRQ Level 3
Hairdressing VRQ Level 3
Apprenticeships in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy
Employment in retail
Past students have continued to study or gained employment within salons and spas.
- Beauty Therapy VRQ Level 2
- Beauty Therapy VRQ Level 3
- Hair and Beauty Combined Diploma VRQ Level 2
- Hair and Media Make-up Diploma Level 2
- Hairdressing VRQ Level 2
- Hairdressing VRQ Level 3
- Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector Diploma Level 1 (Foundation Learning)
- Theatrical, Special Effects and Hair and Media Make-up Diploma Level 3