This is a vocational course which is designed to introduce you to the hairdressing industry.
You will learn how to:
4 GCSEs at A*-E or acceptable alternatives including English Language or ESOL.
The course is assessed entirely by coursework so you need to have good time management skills and be able to work to targets and deadlines. Practical assessments will be carried out in the salon following training and practice. Graded assignments form the majority of your assessments.
You can progress onto a level 2 programme to specialist in one of the following areas: Hairdressing, Barbering, Nail Services, Beauty Therapy or Media Make-Up.
Will this course suit me?
This course is ideal for students who need to develop social skills and would like a career in hairdressing. You need to have physical stamina as you are often on your feet all day. You need some artistic flair and a good attitude.
You will be asked to purchase a uniform which must be worn at all times when in the salon. You will also need to have some key pieces of equipment that will be discussed when you come to the information event. Those in financial hardship can apply for help from the college's Learner Support Fund.