The 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.
You do not need any experience in barbering.
You will learn:
There are no assessments on this course.
You do not need any equipment.
You could consider a Diploma in Barbering at the College.
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.