You will study units that reflect the needs of the Hairdressing profession, while further preparing you for a career within this sector.
You will study; Primary aspects of hairdressing to enable you to assist the stylist, Employment Standards, Health & Safety, Customer Service, Essential Skills in Communication and Application of Number.
The course contains both theory and practical Hairdressing based lessons with many opportunities to work within a commercial environment.
You will also be required to undertake 25 hours’ of work placement; this is a mandatory element of the programme.
You will require 3 GCSEs at grades A*- E including English Language/Welsh and Maths/Numeracy or a foundation course qualification including Essential Skills at Entry Level 3, as well as a reference from a previous tutor. You may also be asked to complete a practical skills task.
We are looking for learners with a passion for the Hairdressing industry. You will be invited to participate in pre-course guidance activities which will include a course presentation. Relevant uniform and equipment is needed for this course; a full list will be provided. You will be required to undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy to establish any support required.
You will be assessed via a range of methods which include continual assessment, through observation of your practical work, the completion of a portfolio, theoretical evidence and assignment work. There are external examinations and Essential Skills portfolios.
On successful completion of this programme you may be able to progress to a Level 2 Hairdressing programme. Level 2/3 is strongly recommended to achieve your full potential for the professional requirements of the Industry; Junior Stylist, Colour Artist, Media Hairstylist, Cruise Liners Stylist, Salon Owner, Lecturer and Trainer/Assessor.
Purchase of Equipment and Kit is required for this course (Compulsory Cost - Uniform - £22, Hairdressing Kit - £156.85). Please discuss this at interview stage with a tutor after you have applied.