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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This professional qualification is for students with some barbering experience who would like to update their skills and offer new services, such as advanced styling techniques or advanced cutting.  A City & Guilds qualification, it also prepares them to make greater contributions to the running of a salon. In order to support their main programme of study, future progression and life skills, students will also develop their 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
  • an Intermediate Diploma or apprenticeship in the chosen subject to a Merit or Distinction standard

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 City & Guilds professional qualification.
 
Mandatory modules are:
  • Monitor procedures to safely control work operations
  • Promote additional services or products to clients
  • Provide hairdressing consultation services
  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities
  • Design and create a range of facial hair shapes
  • Creatively cut hair using a combination of barbering techniques
  • Design and create patterns in hair
  • Colour hair using a variety of techniques
  • Develop and enhance your creative hairdressing skills
In order 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?

Via 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.  All practical assessments are carried out on clients in the workplace. Maths and English will be assessed through a controlled assessment or final exam.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

To be advised.

What can I do after this course?

Further study
The teaching staff will advise you on the wide range of progression opportunities available. If you go on to further study, you will continue to develop your skills in maths and English.
 
Careers
You can continue advancing your career in salons or in selfemployment.

 

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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