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Our Hairdressing qualification is ran from our purpose-built A-Spire Hairdressing and Beauty salon in Sunderland. This qualification provides training in all aspects of hairdressing.

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48 weeks*

1 & 2

Full Time

Sunderland and Jarrow

About the course

Our Hairdressing Course is ran from our purpose built, public facing salon in Sunderland. This Qualification provides training in all aspects of hairdressing such as various styles and techniques that you will need to know going into a hairdressing career.

Learners can also gain skills in customer service due to potentially needing to cover reception and take calls from customers.

Learners on our Hairdressing course will also ensure responsibilities for actions to reduce risks to health and safety, contribute to the development of effective working relationships and prepare and maintain salon treatment work areas.

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Level 1 in Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector

Our Level 1 qualification is designed to build on the learners interest and passion for the hair and beauty industry, covering a wide range of skills from hair styling to make-up or nail art. The Level 1 qualification is designed for those learners who want to prepare for further learning or training within the hair and beauty sector. For our Level 1 qualification learners will need to complete practical demonstrations and assignments.

Level 2 in Hairdressing

The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing provides the necessary skills and knowledge that prove occupational competence as a junior stylist. This qualification allows candidates to learn, develop and practice the skills required to provide hairdressing services for all hair types.



What do you need to apply for the course?

Entry Level – No previous qualifications are required for this programme, however, a pre-course interview will be required before a place is offered.
Learners without their GCSE’s can access Level 1, whereas those learners who already have their GCSE English and Maths can go straight on to Level 2.

Course Costs

Courses are free if you’re aged 16-18.

How will you be assessed?

You will be assessed via written assessments and practical assignments.


To equip individuals with the skills for a career in the hair and beauty sector. On completion of any of our Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy qualifications you will have a variety of career paths to choose from. Many of our learners go on to careers such as beauty therapists, hairdressers, mobile beauty therapists, spa therapists and massage therapists.

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Throughout my experience studying Level One Beauty Therapy, I was supported from start to finish from Kristie helping me through whatever I needed. Whether that being extra help on units I may have struggled on or personal one on one help that ensured me to do the best I possibly could within the diploma. Carrying on to Level Two,I started a placement which Kristie helped me find the one best fit to me. My placement has really boosted my confidence and gave me an insight on how things work/run in a salon first hand, making me feel more comfortable in going down the beauty industry path!

Megan Hunter
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