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Covid-19 Update

Given the Covid-19 pandemic, the College calendar has been changed for the first term of the 2020/21 academic year and has introduced a two-week October half term break. This break is from Monday 19 to Friday 30 October during which time the College is closed to Learners. The College office will be open from Monday 19 to Friday 23 October (telephone/email enquiries open) and closed from Monday 26 October to Friday 30 October (telephone/email enquiries closed until Monday 2 November). From 2 November we are increasing the areas in which a face mask or covering is required to be worn.

What opportunities will this course give me?

This is an approved qualification for working as a junior hairdresser. It provides a sound platform for further learning or training. The qualification will provide you with the requisite knowledge, understanding and skills to work competently as a junior stylist.

Those students wishing to study more advanced colour work, cutting and restyling can apply for progression onto Level 3 Hairdressing.

What will I be learning?

Level 2 Hairdressing is a highly practical two year programme, underpinned with the theoretical knowledge required for you to work safely in the salon and understand the basics of hairdressing skills.

You will learn how to advise and consult with clients, shampoo and condition the hair and scalp, change hair colour, cut hair using basic techniques, style and finish hair, set and dress hair, salon health and safety, provide customers with a positive experience and how to promote additional services and products.

You will be supervised by technical staff and assessed on your competence. Together with your assessor, you will build a portfolio that will be a mix of theoretical evidence, exam results and practical observations. It must show achievement of all learning outcomes, assessment criteria and range as set out by the awarding body.

Undertaking work experience in a salon will be part of your learning programme. A part-time job in a salon alongside your college programme will improve your studies and progression opportunities.

Why is this course for me?

You will be working in a busy commercial salon and be expected to work on paying clients from a very early stage of your programme. This will ensure good progression onto Level 3 and will prepare you for industry. Tutorial sessions are designed to track your progress. You will also have the opportunity to take part in trips to trade shows and short industry-based courses.

Theoretical knowledge & completion of assignments and exams will be developed throughout your course. Your skills will be developed through continuous practical development gained in our commercial salons. Your technical knowledge will be evidenced through assignment work, exams and practical work.
On completion of Level 2, you will be interviewed and trade tested to check suitability of progression to Level 3. Your attendance and behaviour will also be a deciding factor towards your progression options.

What do I need to sign up?

The minimum age of enrolment is 19 years. You will require a minimum of 4 GCSE grades at A*-D including English, Maths and Science, or successful achievement of Level 1 Hairdressing.
All part time learners will be required to complete an English diagnostic assessment to aid in the theory element of the course. The link will be sent out to you through our admissions department and can be completed at home.

An information evening will be set up before the start date of the course in order for you to meet with your tutors and gain as much information prior to the commencement date of the course as possible. You will be informed of the dates by our admissions department.

You will need to complete a successful interview in College demonstrating interest and commitment to study and any numeracy or literacy tests required such as BKSB.
A neat and tidy appearance with a sympathetic nature and desire to help clients is essential.

Is there anything else I need to know?

You are required to wear black or white in the salon with flat closed in shoes and have a smart appearance at all times.
A basic kit of tools is also required to allow you to practice at home and in the salon. The approximate cost is 200.
Additionally, fees may be charged for trips or industry qualifications offered. Access to email and a PC at home is advisable.

Once you are qualified you can become a state registered hairdresser.

If you are 19+, fees apply.

Programmes run on a continuous basis so childcare arrangements may need to be considered.

For the first lesson you will require paper, pens/pencils and an A4 ring binder for theory notes. Access to a camera required to produce evidence for assignments.

Mandatory kit = price to be confirmed
Uniform = approx 85.00

Application Information

Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.

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17/9/2020 - Apply Now


Eastleigh College

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09:00 – 16:00



Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
HAPTA Eastleigh College 17/9/2020 Thu & Fri 09:00 – 16:00 34

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need some further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Information, Advice and Guidance team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1299.

The Equality Act

The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.