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Hairdressing | African Caribbean Hairdressing | VTCT Certificate Level 2

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Course Type: Adult qualifications and professional, Open to international students Campus: Central Brighton Campus Entry requirements: Level 1/2 styling skills Awarding Body: VTCT

Why this course?

This course will develop your skills in relaxing African-Caribbean hair, creative styling and finishing of African-Caribbean type hair and providing an effective consultation service for clients.

The qualification is ideal for those with hairdressing skills who wish to broaden their skill-set or for those wanting to develop their creativity and styling skills to a higher level.

Start dates

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Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees ?
CM0306-1C 01 Jul 2019 Central Brighton Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 4:00pm 2 weeks £520.00
CM0306-1C 29 Jun 2020 Central Brighton Full-time 9.00am - 4.00pm 2 weeks £520.00 Apply

Discounts may be available depending on your circumstances, please see our finance information.

Facilities at Brighton MET

  • Three well-equipped training salons and a commercial salon open to the public
  • High-end industry standard equipment and products
  • Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support
  • Cafés with a wide range of reasonably priced meals, snacks and drinks

Facilities at Brighton MET

Course Units

  • Relaxing African type hair
  • Styling and finishing
  • Consultation techniques

Why the MET?

The course provides real-world training facilities. You will use quality professional kits and products in professional salons with paying customers.

Our highly-skilled teachers have current industry experience and the department has strong industry and employer links.    

Throughout the course you will benefit from guest speakers and additional training from external companies. 

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Brighton MET is the location of our central campus.    

Right in the heart of Brighton’s world-famous North Laine, the College is within walking distance of all the city’s main amenities – the award-winning city library, the independent shops and eateries and the beach.

You will be required to purchase a kit to use in the course, further information for costs will be provided when you are accepted. 


Potential Careers

Hairdresser or barber

Typical Tasks:

  • Discusses customer requirements, analyses hair condition and other relevant features to define and advise on hair style.
  • Washes, conditions, bleaches, tints or dyes hair and provides any necessary basic scalp treatments.
  • Cuts and trims hair using scissors, clippers, razor and comb.
  • Combs, brushes, blow-dries or sets wet hair in rollers to style or straighten.
  • Shaves and trims beards and moustaches.
  • Collects payment, arranges appointments and cleans and tidies salon.
  • Maintains client records and keeps up-to-date with new products, styles and techniques.
  • Ensures hair products are stored and used appropriately and observes relevant health and safety factors.
  • Demonstrates, sells and recommends hair care products to clients and advises them on hair care.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 5.1% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.

ENTRY £12,578

AVERAGE £15,152


Desired Skills:
  • Speaking
  • Active Listening
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Critical Thinking
  • Monitoring
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Science
  • Writing
  • Mathematics
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