Womens hairdressing

This qualification requires learners to work in a commercial hairdressing environment whereby assessments must be carried out on real paying clients in line with commercial service time. This has been designed for 16-19 age group and will develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to become a junior stylist.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Ideally students will have achieved a minimum Grade 4 or above in both English and Mathematics at GCSE. A ‘trade’ style assignment in basic skills may be required before you start the course.

What will I need to be successful on this course??

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but a genuine enthusiasm and commitment in Hairdressing. You must be prepared to work in a team and independently on all tasks and assignment set. You will be working with real clients, therefore excellent attendance, punctuality and a commitment to the health and safety of others is essential.

What Will I do?

The qualification includes all the required element’s to effectively as a junior stylist including:

  • Health & safety,
  • Client consultation;
  • Shampoo and conditioning hair;
  • The research unit;
  • Working in the industry;
  • Cut women’s hair;
  • Colouring and lighten hair;
  • The art of dressing hair.

Students will select a number of optional units from an extensive list to develop their skills further.

Students will select a number of optional units from an extensive list to develop their skills further.

In parallel, students will develop their communication and customer service skills, their awareness of environmental sustainability and their commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers. Problem solving, team working and research skills will also be developed.

Assessments will take the form of practical assessments for each of the taught units with multiple choice exams and knowledge questions.

Next Steps - Routes of Progression

Career opportunities as a junior hairdresser/stylist could include:

  • Working in a commercial salon;
  • Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings;
  • Television, film, theatre and media;
  • Working on cruise liners

Whilst the primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare students for employment as junior hairdresser/stylist, they may choose to develop their knowledge and skills further by completing a specialist qualification at Level 3.

Where can I find out more?

Point of contact:

Gwen Hobbs

Staff Governor, Cover Supervisor, Hairdressing Trainer / Assessor

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