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Hair and Beauty

Hair Techniques Introduction Part-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course will start in September 2024.

Entry requirements

No requirements other than good customer service skills and an interest in hairdressing.

You will achieve

Level 2 certificate in hair techniques (cutting)

Course overview

Do you want to discover how to create a variety of basic looks for women using different techniques?  The main purpose of this course is to help you to develop your Hairdressing skills, techniques and knowledge, which will prepare you for progression to the next level of vocational learning.

Course content

This level 2 certificate replaces the NVQ level 1 hairdressing course.  On the course you will learn:

  • The importance of hair preparation using a range of products to shampoo and condition the hair
  • Cut and style women’s hair using a variety of techniques
  • Health and Safety

You will carry out practical assessments and on-line tests/assignments.


You will need to purchase a hairdressing kit, order forms available from Hair & Beauty department, approximate cost £334.34 and a uniform approximate cost £44.99, this include trousers and tunic.

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

You could progress to the full Level 2 Hairdressing.


How much does the course cost?

This course costs £362. There may be funding available for this course – please see the drop-down option below for more details. There is also an introductory course which must be completed which costs £85. There is no funding available for the introductory course, so all learners must pay this fee.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

You may not have to pay for this course if you are employed but earn below £21,255 a year, or if you receive Job Seekers Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit. If you are unemployed, actively seeking employment and receive Council Tax Benefit, Housing Benefit, Income Support or WFTC then you may also receive funding for this course. You will need to provide evidence of your eligibility which will be checked at enrolment.

This course is funded by South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) and/or West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA). You must be living in the South or West Yorkshire regions to qualify for funding.

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Hair Techniques Introduction Part-time

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