This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.

This advanced course is designed to prepare you for a successful career as an employed and/or self-employed Hairdresser/Stylist.

Based in our commercial salon, you will develop your cutting, colouring, basic colour correction and styling techniques and will demonstrate your skills on paying customers, while providing a first-class salon experience.

Our L’Oréal Professional salon uses all the latest products, equipment and colouring ranges to help support you in practising the new and on-trend techniques. You will also have the opportunity to work with L’Oréal trainers and be able to attend sessions delivered by L’Oréal, both on-site and on their training platform L’Oréal Access.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take one year to complete. You will attend College two days per week on Thursday and Friday.

The course is delivered at our Main Campus, Huyton, L36 3SD.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following units:

  • Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
  • Hairdressing consultation support for colleagues
  • Cut women’s hair to create a variety of looks
  • Style and dress hair using a variety of techniques
  • Colour hair to create a variety of looks
  • Promote and sell products and services to clients
  • Creative hairdressing design skills

How is it assessed?

You will be continually assessed throughout the course, completing all of your assessments on a commercial client (paying customer).

You will also build an evidence-based portfolio of work, to capture the practical skills and experience that you have developed on your course.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have completed the level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing and be able to demonstrate your passion and enthusiasm for working in the industry.

What are the course fees?

The course fee is £3,345. You may be eligible for funding depending on your personal circumstances and subject to a fee assessment during the enrolment process. For further details, please visit our financial support pages.

If you are aged 19 or over, you may be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your course fees. An Advanced Learner Loan enables you to study now, pay later. Loan eligibility is not dependent on income or employment status and there is no credit check. Loan repayments do not start until you have finished your course and earn over £27,295 per year. For more information, please visit our dedicated Advanced Learner Loan page.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Students who complete this course are eligible to become a graduate State Registered Hairdresser (SRH) with The Hairdressing Council.

As a senior hairdresser/stylist, you could progress directly into employment in a variety of contexts, which include:

  • Commercial hair salons
  • Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
  • Product manufacturing and training
  • Television, film, theatre and media
  • Cruise liners
  • Hospitals/care homes
  • Armed services
  • HM Prison Service

Are you ready to apply?

Simply fill in our online form here.

However, if you still have questions in relation to this course and wish to receive further information, please submit your enquiry here.


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