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Entry Requirements

You will need to have a Level 2 qualification in Hairdressing. 

Industry Experience.

English Qualification.

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Full time

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1 academic year

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Key features and Benefits

  • Gain experience and work with real clients at Academy Hair and Beauty Studio
  • Learn directly from experienced stylists, beauticians and makeup artists
  • Take part in work placements within the sector to put your knowledge into practice
  • Work with some of the biggest brands within the sector including Eve Taylor, Crazy Angel, Neal & Wolf and Diva

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  • Overview

    This Level 3 Hairdressing course will enable you to be at the level industry requires from their hairdressers, by learning specialist skills and techniques in creative cutting, colouring, styling hair to a commercial standard.

    You will benefit from working in our commercial Hair & Beauty Salon, Academy, located on campus, which mirrors a real high street salon environment.  You will work with the industry leading brands of Wella, Kerastraight, Olaplex and be guided by our tutors who have a wealth of industry experience, skills and knowledge. You will be introduced to a wide range of skills that you will acquire over the year learning specialist skills and creative techniques to a commercial standard.

    You will also have the opportunity of a 30 day work placement within a commercial salon, giving you great experience to boost your CV.

    In addition you will take part in enrichment trips in particular attending Salon International, where you will view new techniques and gain tips from the best hairdressers in the industry by watching their seminars and shows.  Plus you can get up to speed with all the latest hairdressing and styling products.

  • What will I study?

    • The course will cover a wide range of units that will give specialist skills to progress your career options. Units include:

      • Creatively cut hair 
      • Colour using a variety of techniques
      • Provide colour correction services
      • Creatively style and dress longer lenght hair
      • Provide strengthening and smoothing using a variety of professional products.
      • Support the running of a commercial salon, organising multiple clients and providing a professional service.
  • Entry Requirements

    You will need to have a Level 2 qualification in Hairdressing. 

    Industry Experience.

    English Qualification.

    You will be required to attend an interview.

  • How will I be assessed?

    Practical observations.

    Online theory tests.


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99.7% Overall BTEC Pass Rate

Blackburn College August 2021 Results