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In Short

Students studying on this course will work as a hairdresser in the College salon, which is open to the public and be expected to work in a selected salon in the area for a variety of work experience. Participation in local and regional competitions is highly recommended, and a visit to the Salon International exhibition will be expected.

 

Entry Requirements

Selection is by interview. You must have a minimum of 4 GCSE’s at Grade 3 (D) or above to include English and Maths, Science would be an advantage. All applicants will be required to continue to work towards obtaining English and maths at Grade 4 as well as being committed to improving your own skills and willing to work as part of a team.

 

Course Content

  • Working in the hair industry
  • Health and safety
  • Client consultation
  • Shampoo and condition hair and scalp
  • Promote products and services to clients
  • Cut women’s hair
  • Colour and lighten hair
  • Perm and neutralise hair
  • The art of dressing hair
  • Salon reception duties
  • Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector.

 

How will I be assessed?

You will cover the theoretical and practical work necessary for each unit; this will be tested through online testing with the awarding body and practical assessment. Assessment is continuous throughout the year and will take place within a realistic working environment and assignments.

 

Progression

On completion of this course you could gain employment in a salon at junior stylist level or progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship programme. Progression to the Level 3 course is recommended to advance your skills and widen your career opportunities.

Tools/Materials/Books

The College library has an extensive lending and reference book stock, in addition to videos and journals. You should set aside approximately £350 for equipment including text books. There will be an additional cost for correct footwear and uniform.

 

Fees

If you are aged 16-18 as of 31 August on the year of enrolment – no course fee.  If you are over 19 as of 31 August and enrolling on a full-time programme of study a tuition fee will be applicable in most cases. Bursary funds – There are financial support arrangements for 16-18 year olds and hardship funds available for the over 19s. Please contact reception for details of costs and concessions on 01305 761100 or email igs@weymouth.ac.uk

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