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Level: N/A

Location: Ilkeston

Years: 1

Weeks: 1

Hours: 6.00

Start: Various Dates (Please press the Book Now Button to View Dates)

Days / Times: Various 00:00 to 00:00

Tuition (£): 80.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

This course lasts for one day. The lecturer will share experiences of the barbering industry and the rewarding careers it can offer. During the day you will also learn basic cutting and clipper techniques, with all equipment being provided by our academy.

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 E/F or above including English and/or maths (Grade 2/3 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.

If you are a mature learner, we may be able to take into consideration your previous experience in your chosen subject.  All applicants will be interviewed, will undertake an initial assessment in English and maths.

Course Content

You will learn:

  • Health and safety
  • Use of tools and materials
  • Basic cutting and clipper work

How will I be assessed?

There are no assessments on this course.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You do not need any equipment.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

You could consider a Diploma in Barbering at the College.

 

* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Ilkeston Campus

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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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