Hairdressing

Hairdressing

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.

Claire Jardine

Claire Jardine

Diploma in Hairdressing

I came to Leicester College after making the decision to change my career. It was the best decision I could have made, the hairdressing course is exactly what I was looking for.

The opportunities at the College are great. I even got the chance to compete in the regional heats of the World Skills competition.

Asian Bridal Hair

Course Code: C4559

Key Information

  • Start Date 26 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 7 weeks
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

This is a part-time course designed to provide you with the necessary skills to complete hair styling for an Asian bride. You will be encouraged to use your creative skills throughout the course and also to bring in adornments if possible to complete a final bridal look at the end of the course. This intermediate […]

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Barbering Technical Certificate level 2

Course Code: C7003

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

In today’s market, barbering services are of paramount importance which has seen barbers becoming the fastest growing shops on the British high street. This is a one year course where you will learn all the aspects of a barber, to enable you to progress in an excellent career that will continue to thrive.

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Colouring Technical Certificate level 2

Course Code: C0342

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

The qualification aims to provide you with a range of technical practical skills and theory knowledge, which will equip you to progress on to the level 3 Hairdressing You will need a level 2 qualification in Cutting and Styling to start this qualification. You are likely to choose this qualification if you want to cover […]

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Hairdressing (Cutting and Styling Services) Technical Certificate level 2

Course Code: C5152

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

The qualification aims to provide you with a range of technical practical skills and theory knowledge, which will equip you to progress on to the level 2 technical certificate in colouring services. There are also options to Fast Track to level 3 if your skills are above average or you are 19+ You don’t need […]

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Hairdressing Advanced Technical Diploma level 3

Course Code: C0614

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

This Hairdressing Advanced Technical Diploma level 3, 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. This qualification is graded Pass/Merit/Distinction/Distinction* You will require a level 2 qualification in hairdressing before enrolling on this course. If […]

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Hairdressing Introductory Diploma level 1

Course Code: C0613

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • 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. If you are aged 16-18, you will be enrolled on a study programme, which will include retaking GCSEs […]

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