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Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing (SCQF Level 5)

Campus Granton Campus
Milton Road Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 5

Study mode Full time

Duration 42 weeks

Start date Aug 2024

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Campus Granton Campus Study mode Full time Start date 26/08/24 Duration 42 Weeks
Campus Milton Road Campus Study mode Full time Start date 26/08/24 Duration 42 Weeks

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Course overview

This one-year exciting course covers the skills required to enter into the hairdressing industry.

Throughout the course, you will have practical sessions delivering hairdressing services working on clients along with theory classes to give you the knowledge you need to complete the written work and e-assessments required for the course. You will be required to have access to IT to enable you to complete this part of the course e.g. laptop, PC, iPhone, Android phone

Training at Edinburgh College will enhance your employability prospects as we have an exceptional standard of facilities and highly qualified lecturers. You will work in our salons or studios providing a realistic industry environment and gain essential practical experience working on paying clients with high-end product companies such as Wella which will enhance your employment prospects. Edinburgh College is not only a recognised Centre of Excellence by Wella but also houses the Wella Training Studio for Scotland. This amazing collaboration ensures students receive the most up-to-date training in innovations and techniques within the industry. 

This Level 2 qualification will allow you to enter the industry as a junior hairdresser or continue your studies to the next level (Level 3 Hairdressing) to advance your hairdressing skills. You will be provided with up-to-date training in innovations and techniques with leading product manufacturers and hairdressers.  

Please note:

  • There is an additional cost for course kits, uniforms and books which must be purchased before starting the course. 
  • Students will also be expected to bring in clients for practice and assessment purposes

If you are interested in being a model for our students or want to try out our star facilities before beginning your studying journey, simply book in for a treatment.

Hair Salons, Beauty Salons and Barbershop at Edinburgh College.

What you will learn
  • Consultation Techniques
  • Health and Safety
  • Shampoo and Condition
  • Cutting Hair
  • Style and Finish hair
  • Set and Dress Hair
  • Colour and Lighten Hair
  • Plait and Twist Hair
  • Salon Reception
  • Work Placement

Placement information

  • All students at this level will take part in a work placement programme for one day a week (9.00 am - 4.00 pm) from August for the full academic year. This is a mandatory aspect of the course.

How the course is assessed

  • All practical assessments are carried out on paying clients within our salons, working either independently with your clients or working as a team member.
  • The theory aspects of the course are carried out online, you will complete open-book assignments online within teams.
  • E-assessments will be carried out on campus and invigilated.

Number of days per week

  • 3 days per week (9.00 am - 4.00 pm)
  • Plus, one evening (4.30 pm - 8.00 pm)
  • One-day work placement (6 hours), is a mandatory aspect of the course. 

Entry requirements

All applicants must be 16 years of age or older before the start date of the course and hold:

  • Introduction to Level 2 Hairdressing Qualification.

Or

  • a minimum of two passes at SCQF Level 5 and are currently working as a junior in the Hairdressing industry.

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

Applicants will be given a date to attend campus for an open evening recruitment event which will involve:

  • Group Information session with Q & As
  • Face-to-face interview –where you will be asked relevant questions relating to the course and your goals and experience
  • Skills Test to ensure you have the correct dexterity skills for the course (please see details below

In exceptional cases, the interview may be carried out via Microsoft Teams or a formal telephone interview, where you will be asked relevant questions relating to the course, your goals and your experience.

Skills Test 

  • External applicants: - a skills test will be required on a mannequin head at a commercially viable time.
  • Internal applicants: - the skills test will be a showcase of your work during Semester 2 of your current course to establish if your skills are at the level to progress

The formal interview has a scoring criterion based on - communication skills at the interview, along with the skills test.

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English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Level 3 Hairdressing

Career options

  • Opportunity into employment within the Hairdressing industry at a junior level or continue with your studies in  Level 3 Hairdressing.

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Granton Campus Full time 26/08/24 42 Weeks
Milton Road Campus Full time 26/08/24 42 Weeks

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