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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

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 attend a skills test. Parents and carers are welcome to attend the interview but not the initial assessment.  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. 

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?

On this full-time vocational course, 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.

Careers

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

 

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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