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Level: 2

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This is a professional qualification awarded by City & Guilds for learners working in a commercial salon. You will gain a broad understanding of the hairdressing industry together with essential skills and knowledge, including transferable skills in areas like communication and customer care - which are increasingly important to employers. To support your main programme of study, future progression and life skills, you will also develop your skills in maths and English.

Entry requirements

You need to be highly motivated and demonstrate a keen interest in your chosen subject. Offers of a place on the course are dependent on your qualifications and practical aptitude. You will need:

  • a minimum of five GCSE at grade D or above including English and/or maths (Grade 3/4 or above), and Science.

You will have an interview and initial assessment. Parents and carers are welcome to attend the interview but not the initial assessment. A small portfolio of your work will be required at the interview or taster day. If you are successful, you will be allocated a place to study.  All applicants will be interviewed, will undertake an initial assessment in English and maths. 

Course Content

The apprenticeship leads to a professional qualification awarded by City & Guilds. Mandatory modules are:
  • Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety
  • Advise and consult with clients
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Change hair colour
  • Style and finish hair
  • Set and dress hair
  • Cut hair using basic techniques
To support your main programme of study, future progression and life skills, you will also develop your skills in maths and English.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by a range of methods including practical observation, oral questioning, written tests, assignments and preparing a portfolio of evidence. Assessments are on-going throughout the year. Practical assessments are carried out in the workplace on clients. Maths and English will be assessed through a controlled assessment or final exam.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

If you are over 19 years of age, your employer will be required to make contributions.

What can I do after this course?

Further study
You can discuss progression opportunities with our teaching staff. Options could include the Advanced Apprenticeship in Hairdressing. If studying for further qualifications, you will continue to develop your skills in maths and English.
 
Careers
You can advance your career in salons and spas or on cruise ships.

 

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

About the Roundhouse »

Katie Weeds

Katie Weeds

A head start in becoming a salon owner

Former hair apprentice Katie Weeds opened her own salon within a year of qualifying via Derby College – at the age of just 19.

Now running the Katie Weeds 1853 Hair Design Studio in Belper, she had set her heart on launching a hairdressing business ever since taking a Saturday job in a salon. After leaving school, she started an apprenticeship with a local hairdresser and completed her NVQs in October 2014.

She praises the College’s training facilities and the supportive, encouraging staff. She also enjoyed interesting assignments such as creating styles for a 1960s avant-garde photo shoot.

Given her business success so far, Katie’s long-term plan is to open more salons and then franchise the Katie Weeds name.

Taking an apprenticeship gave me the hands-on training I needed to be able to qualify as a hair stylist and open my own salon. What I love most about my job is making people feel better about themselves.
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