Hairdressing Diploma (Work Based Learning)

Course Overview

This programme of study is for learners who wish to train as a hairdresser in a salon. During the year you will develop your hairdressing skills and work on clients in a salon environment.  Assessments will be completed in the following areas:

  • Health and safety
  • Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work
  • Advise and consult with clients
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Colour and lighten hair
  • Style and finish hair
  • Set and dress hair
  • Cut women's hair
  • Cut men's hair or perming hair

All students will also work to complete essential skills Level 1 qualifications in digital literacy, communications and numeracy.

Updated July 2017

Entry Requirements

Grade A-C in GCSE Maths or equivalent Essential Skills Wales (ESW) communication and application of number. 

Or a Level 1 Hairdressing qualification.

You will attend college one day a week - the rest of your week (four days) will be spent in a salon.

Course Delivery

You will attend college one day a week, the rest of your week (four days) will be spent in a salon.

All assessments are continuous to include practical observations and written tests. Practical observations will take place in college and the salon. Written assessments will be conducted in college.

Progression Opportunities

Level 3 in Hairdressing or employment in a salon as a stylist.

Additional Information

All learners will be provided with equipment to use in college and will be provided with teaching, learning and assessment materials.


Deborah Hayward on 01792 284049

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Broadway Hair and Beauty Centre, Tycoch
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