Course Overview

The Creative Solutions – Accelerated Hairdressing is a Full-time Further Education course designed for students aged 16-18 who are interested in a career as a hairdresser or barber.

This is located in the Hairdressing and Applied Therapies (HAT) department.

This accelerated learning programme involves two qualifications in:
Level 1 Award in styling Women’s Hair. Through this unit you will develop the skill of blow drying, finger drying and finishing techniques on a variety of hair types and lengths.

VRQ Level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing which covers: health and safety; client consultation; shampoo and conditioning hair; the research unit – working in the hair industry; cut women’s hair; colour and lighten hair and the art of dressing hair. These units are all mandatory.

Students are encouraged to achieve success in the Level 1 Award within 8 weeks of the start date in order to progress and fast track onto the VRQ Level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing.