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This course is designed for ages 16 - 19 and 19 + Adults. This qualification will allow you to develop your knowledge in the techniques and theory of hairdressing.

This course will lead to Hairdressing Level 3 or junior stylist/improver.

The entry requirements for this course are:

• A satisfactory reference
• You will be required to attend an informal interview which may include completing an assessment based on your prior qualifications

This course consists of the following modules:
• Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety
• Give customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation
• Advise and consult with clients
• Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
• Cut hair using basic techniques
• Change hair colour
• Style and finish hair
• Set and dress hair

There are a number of optional units which can be added to fulfil qualification requirements:

• Fulfil salon reception duties
• Plait and twist hair
• Attach hair to enhance a style
• Relax hair
• Perm and neutralise hair
• Promote additional products and services to customers

This course will lead to progress onto a Level 3 programme which is seen by industry employers as a professional status. It is focussed on producing highly proficient, occupationally competent, professional hair stylists that can perform a wide variety of treatments and services and are job ready.

Here at Waltham Forest College, we offer the following course at Level 3:

• Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing

For those considering employment the job roles available at Level 2 are:

• Junior stylist 
• Hairdressing Receptionist
• Sales representative 
• Self-employment

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