If you pursue a diploma or certificate in Hairdressing, you'll learn the skills to succeed in your area - for example, women's hairdressing, barbering or colouring.
If you pursue an award, you'll cover the skills needed for a particular specialism or technique. These include things like cutting hair, styling and dressing hair, perming hair, relaxing African hair and working with hair extensions.
You learn with your training provider through practical sessions, group discussions or assignments. You'll have access to a realistic hairdressing environment where you'll practise and demonstrate your skills.
You will be assessed by your training provider using assignments, practical hairdressing tasks and online tests.
Which level is right for me?
You're just starting out in hairdressing or have some knowledge and basic skills in the industry - probably from a role where you work under supervision. You might be a young learner (14-16) or an adult.
You've worked in hairdressing or barbering for some time and want to develop your skills in a specialised area. You might want a broad qualification or to learn a particular technique.
You're an experienced hairdresser or barber and want to gain skills in colour correction.