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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 36

Hours: 10.00

Start: 11/09/2017

Days / Times:

Tuition (£): 3345.00*

24+ Loan Amount: 2583.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This course equips you with specialist techniques designed to enhance your development as a qualified barber. 

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 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and/or Maths (grade 4 or above), and Science
  • an Intermediate Diploma in the chosen subject to a Merit or Distinction standard

You will have an interview and initial assessment in maths and English and you will need to attend a skills test. If you are a mature student, we may be able to take into consideration your previous experience in your chosen subject. 

 

Course Content

  • Advising male clients and consultation about more complex requirements
  • Cutting men’s hair to create a variety of looks
  • Cutting facial hair to create a variety of looks
  • Colouring and lightening hair
  • Creative hairdressing design
  • Maintaining and monitoring health and safety in the salon
  • Promoting products and services
  • Scalp massage

How will I be assessed?

You will learn practical skills supported by the completion of online assessments. All practical skills will be observed and assessed regularly throughout the academic year. Your progress is carefully monitored and your tutor and lecturers will help you to stay on track for success. Creation of a portfolio of work is mandatory, including photos of your work.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

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

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

There is a Level 4 management course which you could consider.

Careers

You can continue developing your career as a barber in a salon or on a self-employed basis.

 

* 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.
**** Advanced Learner Loan: if you are aged 19 or over and want to study at Level 3, 4, 5 or 6, you could apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the costs of your study. This is the fee that would need to be financed by a successful application for a loan. Alternatively, you or your employer could pay the fees directly.

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Eleesha Hoult

Eleesha Hoult

Former hairdressing student Eleesha passes on skills to new learners

Former Derby College hairdressing student Eleesha Hoult is enjoying passing on her skills and experience to the College's current crop of young stylists.
Eleesha, who is from Chaddesden and studied at the former Mackworth site, is now in her eighth year as a self-employed hairdresser with Hair Angels in Oakwood, Derby. She is one of many students who has gained valuable work experience with the salon over the past few years and loves everything about her job.
Now aged 29, Eleesha said: "I always wanted to be a stylist and enrolled at Derby College as soon as I left school.
I started working at Hair Angels when it was Coopers in 2009 and I'm very happy in my job.
I love the people – my clients and the girls I work with."

I also like helping train the work experience people we get from Derby College. I was fortunate enough to get this opportunity and I can relate to many of them.

It's an absolute pleasure to pass on my experience and skills and I'm looking forward to working with the new students in September.


Working with them also helps us. Our industry is always changing and introducing new ideas so seeing what the young students are learning now helps to keep us fresh.


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