1Course Overview

Introduction to the Hairdressing Industry Level 2

Course code: ABC926

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Develop your knowledge of the hair dressing industry, from home!

This course will allow you to:

  • State the most common types of risks and hazards in a hairdressing salon and be confident in taking such action to minimise the occurrence of accidents and spillages
  • Discuss the best ways of adopting and promoting a professional image through communication, behaviour, dress and team working
  • Explain the processes involved in client consultation and the reasons for these methods
  • List and discuss a variety of services available to clients in the hairdressing salon and consider the promotion of additional products and services
  • Explain the importance of clear communication and the main tasks involved in salon reception duties
  • List and describe the main roles and career paths in the hairdressing industry

This course will allow you to study the convenient way! You decide when and where you learn, at your own pace. Your coursework can be submitted by either post or email, making it easy and hassle-free.

All your course materials will be delivered to you by post or email, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors are there to help you every step of the way by email, so help is only a click away!

Start your journey and develop your skills and knowledge today and join over 75,000 students that already have!

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2Course Content
Unit 1: Health and Safety in the Salon
  • Hazards and risks
  • Responsibilities of various salon staff
  • Health and safety regulations
  • Importance of personal presentation
  • Safe working practices in the salon
  • Sterilisation of equipment
 Unit 2: Presenting a Professional Image
  • Positive and negative examples of verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Creating a professional image
  • How negative attitude and behaviour effects clients
  • How lifestyle plays an important part in portraying a professional image
Unit 3: Client Consultation
  • Main hairdressing services
  • Basic hair types, textures and growth patterns
  • Hair tests and consequences of failure to do so
  • Adverse hair and scalp conditions
  • Infections and infestations
Unit 4: Services Offered in the Salon
  • Procedures in preparing the client
  • Procedures in preparing the backwash area
  • The structure of hair
  • Basic shampooing and conditioning techniques
  • Techniques and products to suit particular hair and scalp types
Unit 5: Styling hair
  • Basic face shapes and suggest suitable hair styles for each
  • Basic styling techniques
  • Styling products and their uses
  • Research a variety of styles and explain the techniques used to achieve them
Unit 6: Career Prospects in the Hairdressing Industry
  • Range of careers in the hairdressing industry
  • Staffing structure of a hairdressing business
  • Research a hairdressing job role in detail
  • Personal and professional skills required in a particular hairdressing job
3Other Information
Assessment

This course is assessed by a series of assignments, which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required.

Course Duration

This course will take you 12 months to complete.

Study Method

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted to you or sent by email, it’s that easy. You will also receive tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Open Study College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

4Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to enrol in this course?

No skills are needed to enrol onto this course.

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • FREE Totum discount card (formerly NUS Extra card)
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • *Student study planner
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet

* Not included with the online study option

How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will achieve Introduction to the Hair Dressing Industry Level 2.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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Our finance option is provided in partnership with AffordItNow.
For your finance application to be considered you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be employed for at least 16 hours a week or retired and in receipt of a private or company pension. Certain state benefit schemes may also be considered.
  • Be a permanent UK resident with a 3 year address history
  • Have a good credit history with no late payments, debt relief orders or bankruptcies
  • Have a valid email address and can access it

Please note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee finance acceptance.

Open Study College, 6140 Knights Court, Birmingham Business Park, Birmingham B37 7WY is a licensed credit broker, authorised and regulated by The Financial Conduct Authority (licence number 724179 with FCA).