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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 1

Hours: 6.00

Start: 16/02/2016

Days / Times: Tuesday 10:00 to 16:30

Tuition (£): 60.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

On this one-day course you will learn new skills and improve your existing skills.  The focus will be on understanding shape, lines and the importance of attention to detail in all aspects of top quality barbering.  You will learn how to create an immaculate classic cut and the most creative of shapes.

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 C or above including English and/or maths (Grade 5 or above), and Science
  • an Intermediate Diploma or Aprenticeship in Barbering 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

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

You will learn about:

  • Detailing and creating bespoke edging 
  • Shaping, texturising and finishing
  • Beard and moustache shaping
  • Fading and blending

How will I be assessed?

There are no assessments on this course.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will need to bring your cutting tools and a male training head.

What can I do after this course?

There is a third one-day programme which will develop your skills further and teach you how to create patterns.

 

* 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 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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