Hairdressing (Level 2) - on the coast (Halesworth)

Hairdressing (Level 2) - on the coast (Halesworth)

Subject Area: On The Coast (Leiston & Halesworth) Hairdressing & Barbering


Course Information

  • Start Date: Sep, 2022
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: 152876
  • Entry Requirements

    3 GCSEs at grade 3 (D) including English and/or maths,


    Level 1 Introduction into the Hair & Beauty Sector with a majority of grades at Distinction level, including level 1 English and/or maths.

    Course Overview

    This course is based at Suffolk New College - on the coast (Halesworth Campus)

    This study programme will enable you to develop skills in hairdressing alongside English, maths, and work experience in local hairdressing salons. You will additionally have weekly sessions to improve your employability skills and personal development while at college.

    This course covers aspects of women’s hairdressing. Our students develop skills in principles and practice of hairdressing services, cut hair using basic techniques, style, set and dress hair, plait and twist hair, colour and lighten hair, styling and finishing services. To inspire learning and widen the experience to achieve your maximum potential within the industry, we run a commercial salon where you will work on paying clients and have the opportunities to be part of professional training workshops, guest stylists and industry talks. You will work on a range of clients of different ages, genders and ethnicities to develop your confidence to work on all clients. To gain this qualification, students will successfully achieve one externally set synoptic examination and one externally set synoptic practical examination.

    All students who have not achieved a grade 4 (C) or above in GCSE English or maths will need to study these subjects alongside their chosen qualification.

    Course Highlights

    On this study programme, you will be taught in a real working environment. You will be learning in The Zone’s professionally run commercial salons, where you will implement services to develop your skills in women’s and men’s hairdressing. You can learn outside the College as well, gaining inspiration and knowledge from going on an annual trade show trip and work placement, and you can show your own innovation and skill by participating in our dynamic Annual Creative Hair Show.

    Core Skills Covered: Creativity | Financial | Estimating | Interpersonal Skills | Customer Service | Attention to Detail

    Next Steps

    This course is designed to ensure that you can progress to further vocational studies for a relevant level 3 technical qualification, apprenticeship, or full time employment.

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    Tuition Costs

    No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2022.

    For all students aged 19+ please contact Student Support.

    For details regarding fee remission, please visit our Tuition Fees page

    Additional Costs

    Approximately £260 for uniform/kit and £40 for trips/materials.