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Hairdressing VRQ Diploma Level 2 - Evenings


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  • Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 1 or 2 course (see list of benefits below)

24+ Students (Age at 31st August)

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  • Apprenticeships are free of charge for the learner (you are actually paid a salary!)
  • There is no upper age restriction to enrol onto an Apprenticeship programme, so long as you are 16+ years old.
  • Working hours are usually between 30-40 hours per week which includes your release to College.
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List of benefits

  • Jobseeker's Allowance
  • ESA (WRAG) (Work Related Activity Group)
  • Universal Credit (Must be unemployed and required to undertake skills training)
  • Wider Benefits – see list below

Wider benefits that are acceptable

In all cases the learner must:

  • Be unemployed (i.e. not in any paid employment)
  • Want to enter employment but need skills training to do so
  • Sign the waiver agreement confirming the above
  • Show current proof of the benefit

Attendance Allowance

Bereavement Allowance

Child Benefit

Child Tax Credit

Child's Special Allowance

Council Tax Benefit, administered by local authorities

Disability Living Allowance [Being replaced by Personal Independent Payments] (If paid to learner)

Graduated retirement benefit

Guardian's Allowance

Housing Benefit, administered by local authorities

Income Support

Pensions payable under the Industrial Death Benefit scheme

Reduced Earnings Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above

Retirement Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above

War Widow's pension

Widow’s pension

Widowed Parent's Allowance

Working Tax Credit. (If paid to spouse, not the learner)

Reference: Funding Rules Version 2020-21

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More information about this Course

Course Overview
Want to launch your career as a hairdresser that is in demand? Whether you need to learn haircutting basics or gain specialist skills to move up the ladder, this qualification is for you. This can cover everything from shampooing and conditioning to styling and dressing, cutting colouring and creative perming.

What Qualifications Or Experience Do I Need?
Selection will be made on the basis of an interview. Personal qualities such as self-motivation, a genuine interest and commitment to study are essential. As well as a good level of personal presentation, excellent punctuality and attendance.

How Long Is The Course?
One Year
(Part time is two evenings a week)

What Will I Learn?
Working in the hair industry, health & safety, client consultation, shampoo and conditioning, promote products and services, dressing hair, create an image based on a theme, colouring hair, cutting and perming. 201 Working in the hair industry 202 Health and Safety 203 Consultation 204 Shampoo and condition 205 promoting products and services 206 cutting 207 colouring 209 styling and dressing 212 Total image

How Will I Learn?
You will learn in a realistic working environment, using industry standard equipment and high quality products. Access to the latest online learning materials will be available, delivered using smartboards and plasma screen TVs. The course will be taught using a variety of approaches; these include practical work, directed learning on computers, independent study and tutorials. To improve learning further we encourage participation in competitions internally and externally through out the year.

How Will I Be Assessed?
You will complete practical assessments, assignments and online tests paced through out the year.

Where Could This Course Lead To?
Following completion of this course, you can progress onto a level 3 VRQ in Hairdressing. This qualification can open doors to a wide variety of roles including Salon Assistant Stylist. Develop your progression onto higher level courses or employment.

Attendance Mode
Part Time - Daytime/ Evening

Course Type
Full Time & Part Time

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