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York College

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One year, 3-4 days per week - Hairdressing Diploma VRQ Level 2 and Beauty Therapy VRQ Level 2.

What will I study?

Health and Safety
Client care and communications in beauty related industries
Client consultation in hair services

Beauty units include:

Provide facial skin care
Remove hair using waxing techniques
Provide manicure treatments
Apply make-up
Provide eyelash and brow treatments

Hair units include:

The art of dressing hair
Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp
Cut women's hair
Colour and lighten hair
Work experience

This is an intense programme requiring particular commitment and dedication. This course can be very demanding on your time. Full attendance is vital for successful achievement. You will be required to provide some of your own models.

How will I be assessed?

Through continuous assessment you will need to prove yourself capable in every aspect, both practically and theoretically, ensuring that you are highly employable upon completion of your programme. Assignment work, written tests/oral questioning and external tests online are also part of the assessment process. Assessment will be graded Pass, Merit or Distinction.

What could it lead to?

This combination is not for the work-shy but can lead to fantastic career opportunities.

You can progress to:

Beauty Therapy VRQ Level 3
Hairdressing VRQ Level 3
Apprenticeships in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy
Employment in retail

Past students have continued to study or gained employment within salons and spas.

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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