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Hairdressing Courses at UCOL Polytechnic

Discover the art of hairdressing at UCOL Polytech. Give yourself a head start to a career in the hairdressing industry with one of the many courses offered at UCOL.


If you are interested in hairdressing then completing one of UCOL’s Certificates will fast forward your apprenticeship and help secure you a job, as UCOL graduates are highly valued by the hairdressing industry.


UCOL Polytechnic’s programmes will give you further skills and advance your techniques to allow you to fully contribute to a professional hairdressing salon. You will also learn to apply technical hairdressing knowledge and retail skills within a commercial hairdressing environment. Develop the communication skills to work independently or as part of a salon team.


UCOL offers the Certificate in Hairdressing,  a qualification you need if you want to succeed in hairdressing. Whanganui UCOL provides apprentice off-job training on a day release basis for apprentices working towards their national certificate in hairdressing (practice) apprentices are directed through the hairdressing industry training organisation.


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Step through one of UCOL’s 6 Career Doorways today. Explore your study options in Health & Science, Arts & Design, Business & ICT, Chef Training & Hospitality, Beauty & Hairdressing, and Trades & Technology.
Semester One 2015 starts in February. Semester Two 2015 starts in July. Apply 6 to 8 weeks before your programme starts to secure your place.


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Browse our 2015 Prospectus and International Prospectus to find out what you can study at UCOL.


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Financing your study

Various funding options may be available to you. Some links to information and tools are listed below to help you.


Studylink is a source of information for government assisted funding options for Aotearoa New Zealand students.


Breakout provides information and databases on scholarships, awards and grants available in Aotearoa New Zealand.


Sorted gives you information and tools to help you calculate the cost of your study and budget for your study.


Scholarship information is available for study at UCOL campuses in Palmerston North, Whanganui and Wairarapa.



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