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Women's Hairdressing VRQ Diploma Level 2
September 2024 start

Full-Time Study Programmes & Apprenticeships

  • Overview of the course

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    If you are looking to step onto the ladder of the exciting world of hairdressing then this course is for you! This course will help you to gain and develop the basic skills required to continue your studies, or find work in the hairdressing industry.

    It will introduce you to the discipline of a working environment and at the same time allow you to develop your artistic and creative ability. Training and studying with us will give you an opportunity to go as far as your talent will take you.

    This course covers a broad range of hairdressing skills and knowledge. It is taught by highly qualified and enthusiastic staff in realistic working environments.

    Engaging with employers is also an integral part of this programme – we’ll seek to ensure that you have opportunities to gain real-world experience of your chosen sector.
  • What you'll learn

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    Topics on your Study Programme will include:

    • Shampoo and condition
    • Cutting techniques
    • Colouring hair
    • Perming hair
    • Hair styling
    • Promote retail products and services
    • Design and create hairdressing images
    • Health and Safety
    • Reception Duties
    • Client Care
  • Entry requirements

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    You will already have a Level 1 hairdressing qualification or other relevant current experience in a salon. Four GCSE's graded 9-4 including English or Maths. You will require a positive character reference.

    You will possess good dexterity skills and have a keen interest in hairdressing.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    You will be assessed by practical activities, assignments, tests and log book completion.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    A uniform is to be worn when in college.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    In the first instance please send a message to
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    You need to speak to one of our tutors before you can enrol on to this course therefore, please use the 'apply' button on this screen to register your interest. Once we have your details we will send you a text with a link to book a telephone interview. Please be aware that when a tutor calls you our number will appear as unknown/with-held/private.
  • Future opportunities

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    After you have completed the programme, you could progress on to a T level at College or explore the possibility of doing a Higher Apprenticeship (Level 3). Check out opportunities at the University of Bolton by visiting www.bolton.ac.uk
    Following further study you could work as a:
    • Hairdresser, earning up to £30,000 per year
    • Salon Manager, earning up to £30,000 per year
    • Image Consultant, earning up to £40,000 per year
  • Enrichment

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    Sitting a job interview, writing a personal statement, applying for university - taking part in our enrichment programme will give you a CV to wow in all of these situations! You’ll benefit from departmental and cross-college enrichment with:
    • Inspiring trips and experiences
    • Meetings with industry experts
    • Visits to leading companies in your sector

    As well as giving you essential professional and technical skills, you’ll demonstrate that you’re a successful and well-rounded person, helping you to make a lasting impression.

    We want you to have fun, so we also have plenty of leisure and sporting activities for you to enjoy, improving your health and wellbeing
  • Preparing for your career

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    You'll have your own Learning Development Mentor (LDM) and Work Placement Officer, helping you create both academic and career plans.

    Thanks to our partnership with the University of Bolton, you'll also benefit from everything the University has to offer, with a range of opportunities to build additional skills and experiences, giving you everything you need to become a FUTURE SUCCESS in whichever field you choose!

    Exposure to employers is also an integral part of this programme – we'll seek to ensure that you have opportunities to gain real-word experience of your sector, either on short work experience or an extended Industry placement.
  • Why choose us?

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    We’re an elite College, and part of the University of Bolton Group, offering you a gateway to all of Greater Manchester’s vast range of fantastic opportunities for specialist careers, university degree courses and higher Apprenticeships.

    We’ll reward your achievements with trips to The Anderton Outdoor Activity Centre and the opportunity to apply for the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award.

    Our £75 million campus offers a refurbished fitness suite and sports hall; Apple Mac suites; libraries, a lecture theatre; hair and beauty salon; and a restaurant, café and canteen.

    You’ll also enjoy a wide range of events, including showcases, enterprise activities and cultural celebrations
  • How to apply?

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    Click the yellow ‘Apply’ button on this page.

    You’ll be asked to set up a Learner Hub account so that you can track your application and enrol online. You’ll also be asked to book your interview for your course at the same time.

    If you have any difficulties setting up your Learner Hub account, please email learner.hub@boltoncc.ac.uk
  • Open Events

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    Open Events are the best way to discover what life as a Bolton College student is like, giving you an insight into College life.

    Open Events at our Deane Road Campus are as follows:
    • Tuesday 17th October 2023, 5pm-8pm
    • Wednesday 15th November 2023, 5pm-8pm
    • Thursday 14th December 2023, 5pm-8pm
    • Tuesday 6th February 2024, 5pm-8pm

    If you’d like to attend one of these events, register by visiting here
  • Disclaimer

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    Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
  • Start Date:

    02/09/2024

  • End Date:

    17/07/2025

  • Time:

    09:00 - 17:00
    12.50 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    36 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

  • Course Code:

    HD222-YP14