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Level: 2

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 36

Hours: 13.00

Start: 01/08/2016

Days / Times: Thursday 09:30 to 12:45 and Friday 09:30 to 12:45

Tuition (£): 2583.00*

Exams (£): 95.00**

Concessions: 993.00***

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This City & Guilds qualification will provide you with a broad understanding of the hairdressing industry and the skills and knowledge required for a successful career.  It also builds your awareness of the range of jobs in the sector, enabling you to make informed decisions about your future direction.

You will also develop your skills in maths and English, which will support your main programme of study, help your future progression and enhance your life skills.

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. 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

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, and must present an example of current work.

Course Content

There is a range of mandatory and optional units to complete, including:
  • Working in the Hair Industry
  • Health and Safety in the Salon
  • Client Consultation
  • Shampooing and Conditioning
  • Promoting Products and Services
  • Cutting, Colouring, Perming and Dressing Hair
You will also develop your skills in maths and English, which will support your main programme of study, help your future progression and enhance your life skills.

How will I be assessed?

You are required to complete a portfolio of evidence.  Assessment is through a range of methods, including practical observations, online testing and assignment work.  Maths and English will be assessed through a controlled assessment or final exam.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

There is a kit and uniform to purchase: full details will be given at your interview.

What can I do after this course?

Further study
You can progress to an advanced apprenticeship or the full-time Level 3 programme, on which you will continue to develop your skills in maths and English.

Careers
This course provides an excellent foundation for a career as a basic hairdressing stylist within a salon.

 

 

* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
** Exam - This fee is to cover the cost of registration with the relevant awarding body.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

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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