Level 2 Pre-Apprenticeship in Hairdressing or Barbering
Type: Vocational
Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above including either Mathematics or English.
Start Date: September 2020
Length: 1 year
Course Overview

This course is part of the NCC Ambitions Programme – a unique programme for Level 2 students, which will support you in developing key personal skills such as communication, confidence, resilience, employability and presentation skills.

On this course you will develop the skills you need to succeed in the hairdressing or barbering sector. Your study will be mainly practical work within our commercial salon. You will learn how to perform a variety of hairdressing and barbering services, such as colouring and lightening hair, styling and dressing. You will also learn to develop your communication and customer service skills when working with clients, and to operate the salon’s reception system, to book client appointments. Completion of this course will allow you to progress onto our Level 2 Hair Professional course, Level 3 Hairdressing or Barbering course or start an Apprenticeship.

What will I learn?

Units may include: 

  • Health and safety
  • Client consultation for hair services
  • Shampoo and condition hair and scalp
  • Promote products and services to clients in the salon
  • Colour and lighten hair
  • Cut men’s hair Styling
  • Plaiting
  • Dressing hair
  • Competitions work

You may also choose an optional unit on perming

Materials and other information

Students will need to purchase the salon uniform and a hairdressing kit*. There will also be an opportunity for a number of trips and visits which will incur a nominal charge. Costs will be confirmed at interview / enrolment.

Progression and Careers

Completion of this course will allow you to progress onto a Level 3 qualification an Apprenticeship or employment in the sector. ‘should read’ Completion of this course will allow you to progress onto a Level 3 Barbering, L2 Hair Professional, an Apprenticeship or employment in the sector.

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