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Introduction to the Hairdressing Industry Level 2

Course Code: ABC926
Course Level: 2

Course Overview

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 50,000 students that already have!

Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

Course 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

Other 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 by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

    The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

    The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

    The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

    ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

course questions & answers

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
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *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 be awarded your Introduction to the Hair Dressing Industry Level 2 Certificate.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do i do if i still have questions?

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