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Hairdressing & Barbering

Hairdressing and Barbering

From 3-hour master classes in hairdressing skills open to anyone (covering topics such as creating up dos; smoothing and straightening; and curling and backcombing) to full-time courses at levels 1, 2, and 3 there’s something for you at Leicester College. When you study hairdressing with us you’ll benefit from real industry experience in our commercial salon which is open to the public. It’s also possible to undertake intermediate and advanced level apprenticeships in hairdressing, which will allow you to earn a wage while studying for a professional qualification in College.

Who are Leicester College’s hairdressing courses for?

Our hairdressing courses are for you if you want to work as a hair stylist. Our short courses are also ideal if you want to learn how to do your own (or someone else’s) hair for a special occasion. Courses are open to anyone from school leavers to adult learners looking for a career change, and we can help you find the appropriate level of course for you based on your existing qualifications and work experience. Learners aged 16-19 will follow a study programme which will include GCSE or functional skills English and maths if you don’t already have grade 4 (C).

Further information

Work experience in our salon will form a compulsory part of your full-time course. Trips, exhibitions and trade show visits may also be offered to complement your studies. You will need to purchase a hairdressing kit and uniform, and assessment will include online tests as well as practical assessments.

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Helen Kenny

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Barbering Diploma level 2 – C3856

Course Code: C3856

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 09 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

This exciting hands-on course is designed to give you all the skills needed to begin your career in barbering without any previous experience. You will learn the key techniques of cutting, styling, health and safety and hygiene, allowing you to progress onto a another barbering or hairdressing course or go straight into barbering professionally at a junior level.

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Hairdressing Introductory Diploma level 1 – C0613

Course Code: C0613

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 09 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

The course is an introduction to the hairdressing industry and will provide you with the skills to work as an assistant to a qualified hairdresser. You will learn many new hairdressing skills including developing customer service skills

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Women’s Hairdressing Diploma level 2 – C5387

Course Code: C5387

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 09 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    7 hours per week
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

This course will suit you if you want to learn all of the technical skills and knowledge needed to work as a junior stylist providing basic hairdressing services. You don’t need any previous knowledge or experience to start this course.

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Women’s Hairdressing Diploma level 3 – C3974

Course Code: C3974

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 09 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

Getting technical with your hairdressing skills can make you desirable to industry employers or gives you the edge in your own business. Building upon the knowledge you obtained on level 2 you will take this to the next level, becoming more confident within yourself and your skillset.

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Women’s Hairdressing Diploma level 3 – C7412

Course Code: C7412

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 09 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    7 hours per week
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

Working around your daily schedule our part time evening Hairdressing diploma aims to provide you with a range of specialist practical skills and technical knowledge which will equip you to gain employment or further training within the hairdressing industry. Taught in our salons with industry experts you'll get hands on experience whilst you're a student.

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Beauty – C6494

Course Code: C6494

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • duration Duration 9 weeks
  • map Campus City Skills Centre

Covering topics such as skincare and makeup, this is a great hobby course to pick up health and beauty tips. Learn through group study and practical assignments to improve your skillset in this area. You may even be inspired to go further with this course and turn a hobby into a career.

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