Hair & Beauty and Holistic Therapies

Hairdressing - Level 2

Start Date: 2nd September 2019
Course Code: C01714 MCF1A
QCF/NDAQ: 601/5696/X

  • Further Education
  • Full-time
  • Magherafelt


Duration: 2 Years Full-time
Start date: 2nd September 2019
End date: 5th June 2020
Information Event: Y

Fee for 2019/2020 Academic Year:

£150 for kit and £50 for uniform (these are approximates)

Course Content

At level 2 you will develop the foundation skills in hairdressing including health and safety, consultation, shampooing and conditioning, promoting products and services, cutting women’s hair, colouring and lightening hair, cut men’s hair, style men’s hair, the art of dressing hair, creating an image based on a theme and salon reception duties.
Students will benefit greatly from the college’s industrial facility including a commercial salon which is open to the public.  You will also undertake 1 day a week in a salon to gain hands on experience in the real working environment.  Students are also given the opportunity to participate in the Northern Ireland Hairdressing Association competition held annually which is a fun filled exciting day offering students the opportunity to display their talent.  Winners of this competition greatly enhance their CV and employability.


Course Aims

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to become a competent hairdresser.  You will need to be energetic and enthusiastic to complete this course.

Special Features

  • Additional training from colour companies may be given.
  • Industrial trips may be included both to enhance and compliment the mandatory units and to facilitate industrial requirements.
  • Uniform and kit purchase is mandatory.

Assessment Methods

The summative assessments for the qualifications require the candidates to undertake:

  • Practical tasks, and
  • Mix of knowledgebased assignments and online tests

Applicants should have at least 4 GCSEs at Grade D-E or above, or other relevant qualifications. In cases where there are more applications for this course than there are places available, candidates with the requisite entry requirements, will be given preference according to the date of receipt by the college of their application.

If you are accepted onto this course without a Grade C or above in Maths and/or English you will be required to complete the relevant Essential Skills qualification.  This will be a compulsory part of your timetable.

Candidates that show flair and expertise at level 2 are expected to progress to level 3 diploma in hairdressing. Career opportunities to work in top salons.

22 Moneymore Road
BT45 6AE
028 7963 2462


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Essential Skills

All full-time students at the Northern Regional College have the opportunity to improve their English, Maths and IT skills and gain qualifications. The qualification you take will depend on the qualification you already have. If you do not have a grade C or above in GCSE English, Maths or ICT, you MUST do Essential Skills. This will form a compulsory part of your timetable.

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