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Hair and Barbering

Studying Hair and Barbering at Weston College

Open the door to a successful career in this fun and fulfilling sector! All courses are taught by industry experts in the Hair and Beauty Centre at the Knightstone Campus, where you will get real client experience.  Some of our students have gone on to work as stylists in fashion/film/tv or opened their own hair salons/barbers.

Job roles in the West of England currently include:

Hairdressing or Beauty Salon Manager/Proprietor, Hairdresser or Barber

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Level 1

Hair, VRQ Diploma

1 Year
Sep 2022
Knightstone Campus
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The Level 1 hair programme provides an insight into the industry. You will develop your knowledge and practical skills by studying a variety of units, including colouring hair, creating retail displays, styling women’s hair, s, plaiting and twisting, head and scalp treatments. You will develop your knowledge and skills by working in the C...

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Level 2

Barbering, Technical Diploma

1 Year
Sep 2022
Knightstone Campus
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Throughout this qualification, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology and health and safety. They will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to consult with clients, provide a range of cutting and barbering services specifically for men's hair, and creating basic shapes in hair...

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Level 2

Hair and Beauty, Traineeship

1 Year
Aug 2022
Knightstone Campus
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The traineeship is a flexible programme designed to develop your workplace skills and knowledge and build your English and maths. It is suitable for those who wish to study an intermediate apprenticeship but have not yet gained an employer or require confidence in the workplace. It is also a good choice for those who may need a little longe...

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Level 2

Hair and Make-up Artistry, Technical Diploma

1 Year
Sep 2022
Knightstone Campus
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Throughout this qualification, you will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology and health and safety. You will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to plan for and provide make-up applications, hair preparation services, fashion and editorial make-up and face and body painting. You will d...

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Level 2

Hair Professional: Barbering, Apprenticeship

2 Years
Throughout the year
Delivered in the workplace
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This apprenticeship will enable you to learn practical skills on the job as well as developing your theoretical skills in Weston College’s commercial salons. You will earn a wage and gain valuable work experience while also getting the benefits of being a student. You will learn the theory and skills needed to gain employment in the indust...

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Level 2

Hair Professional: Hairdressing, Apprenticeship

2 Years
Throughout the year
Delivered in the workplace
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This apprenticeship will enable you to learn practical skills on the job as well as developing your theoretical skills in Weston College’s commercial salons. You will earn a wage and gain valuable work experience while also getting the benefits of being a student. You will learn the theory and skills you will need to gain employment in the...

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Level 2

Hair/Barbering, T Level Transition Programme

1 Year
Sep 2022
Knightstone Campus
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This qualification has been designed for learners wanting to progress to the Hairdressing or Barbering T level in September 2023. It has been specifically designed to bridge any gaps in knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to succeed on the T level. The assessments on this programme will help learners prepare for the expectations of the T...

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Level 2

Women's Hairdressing, Technical Diploma

1 Year
Sep 2022
Knightstone Campus
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On this programme you will gain a basic level of training in hairdressing, covering all the practical skills of a salon such as cutting, colouring, and styling. Your personal skills and confidence will be developed to enable you to work effectively and professionally with clients and colleagues. You will further develop your knowledge and ap...

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Level 3

Fashion, Theatre and Media Hair and Make-up studies, Diploma

1 Year
Sep 2022
Knightstone Campus
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Level 3 Diploma in Fashion, Theatre and Media Hair and Make-Up is a occupational qualification that provides learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work as a make-up artist. The content of this qualification is comprised of all the required elements to work effectively as a make-up artist including airbrush make-up for the ...

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Level 3

Women's Hairdressing, Technical Diploma

1 Year
Sep 2022
Knightstone Campus
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This Level 3 hairdressing programme provides all the skills you will need to work effectively as a senior hairdresser or stylist. You will cover units including health and safety in the salon, hairdressing consultation, hair cutting and colouring, blow drying and finishing. You will also develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant ana...

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Meet your lecturers

Avatar Stuart Donovan Lecturer
“I started my career as a Barber in 1999 and, since then, I’ve had a passion for cutting hair,” Read More
Avatar Jenna Ratcliffe FE Curriculum Co-ordinator
“I feel honoured to be part of young people’s journey from education to industry.” Read More

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