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Hairdressing Courses

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.

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Hairdressing Introductory Diploma level 1 – C0613

Course Code: C0613

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 01 Sep 2021
  • 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. If you are aged 16-18, you will be enrolled on a study programme, which will include retaking GCSEs […]

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Hairdressing Technical Certificate level 2 – C5379

Course Code: C5379

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 01 Sep 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

Start your journey on a career in hairdressing with this hands-on course, designed to give you the core technical and theoretical skills to pursue a junior role in the industry or to progress onto higher level qualifications in hairdressing.

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Barbering Diploma level 2 – C3856

Course Code: C3856

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 07 Sep 2021
  • 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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Women’s Hairdressing Diploma level 3 – C3974

Course Code: C3974

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 07 Sep 2021
  • 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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Salon Management (Hair and Beauty) Diploma Level 4 – C7394

Course Code: C7394

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 21 Sep 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

Take your technical skills to an advanced level by becoming a manager of your industry. This course will support you in getting creative with your own style collection to give your management style the edge above others in this job sector. You will also develop communication and management skills transferable to a wide-range of personal care roles.

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Advanced Hairdressing NVQ Diploma level 3 – C2334

Course Code: C2334

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
  • duration Duration Various
  • map Campus Offsite

Hairstyles and techniques are ever-changing, the needs and wants of customers can change daily so it's important a hairdresser has the skills and vision to create new and interesting hairstyles for their client. This course allows you to develop your skills and become a well-rounded hairdresser.

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Award in Cutting Men’s Hair – C1489

Course Code: C1489

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
  • duration Duration 10 weeks

This course, in collaboration with Leicester Barbering Academy, is designed to give you a head start with the foundational skills needed for a career in this industry. You will learn consultation techniques around different hair types and characteristics as well as a wide range of cutting techniques and clipper work.

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Hairdressing Advanced Apprenticeship – C7324

Course Code: C7324

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 12 months
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

Build a diverse set of skills and knowledge to prove your standard as a senior stylist within the industry. You will learn a range of techniques across creative styling, cutting and dressing, so you can go straight into a career in hairdressing, or continue your study on one of our barbering courses.

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Hairdressing Advanced Apprenticeship – C7324

Course Code: C7324

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 12 months
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

Build a diverse set of skills and knowledge to prove your standard as a senior stylist within the industry. You will learn a range of techniques across creative styling, cutting and dressing, so you can go straight into a career in hairdressing, or continue your study on one of our barbering courses.

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