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Level: 3

Location: Ilkeston

Years: 2

Interview: Y

Course Summary

There are two distinctly different job roles within this occupational profile: Hairdresser and Barber.

Hairdressers will be able to shampoo and condition hair, cut hair using a range of techniques, style and finish hair to create a variety of looks, and colour and lighten hair for ladies and men.

Barbers will be able to shampoo and condition hair, cut hair using barbering techniques, style and finish hair, cut facial hair into shape and provide shaving services for men.

Hairdressers and barbers must be able to work with all hair types ranging from straight hair to very curly, wiry hair. They also need to be able to carry out consultations with clients; demonstrate the professionalism, values, behaviours, communication skills and safe working practices associated with their role; and work without supervision to a high level of precision, with exceptional client care skills.

Entry requirements

None

Course Content

Mandatory Skills and Knowledge (Hairdressing and Barbering)

  • Professionalism and Values
  • Behaviours and Communication
  • Safe Working Practices
  • Consultation

Hairdressing route

  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Cut hair using a range of techniques to create a variety of looks
  • Style and finish hair using a range of techniques to create a variety of looks
  • Colour and lighten hair using a range of techniques
  • Perming hair (optional)
  • Hair relaxing treatments and techniques
  • Hair extension services

Barbering route

  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Cut hair using barbering techniques to create a variety of looks
  • Style and finish men's hair
  • Cut facial hair into shape
  • Shaving services

How will I be assessed?

The end-point assessment stage will provide a “snap shot” holistic assessment of your practical skills, similar to an industry trade test. You will demonstrate you can complete a range of services on a number of models to industry standards and within commercial timings. Your consultation skills, communication skills, safe working practices, professionalism, values and behaviours will be assessed by practical observation and oral questioning.

Route 1: Hairdressing end-point assessment
You will be assessed while carrying out consultation for all services completed during the assessment. You must shampoo and condition hair as part of at least one service for the end assessment. This may be more as appropriate.

Route 2: Barbering end-point assessment
You will be assessed while carrying out consultation for all services completed during the assessment. You must shampoo and condition hair as part of at least one service for the end assessment. This may be more as appropriate.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

Your employer will need to provide you with any personal protective equipment required legally and for you to undertake your role safely.

What can I do after this course?

You can progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship in Hairdressing or Barbering.

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This course is run at the Ilkeston Campus

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Aaron Ledster

Aaron Ledster

Real-life challenges prepare Derby College student barbers for the salon

Barber Aaron Ledster says Derby College puts students in real-life work place situations to get them familiar with the challenges of the future.
He said his NVQ Level 2 in Barbering provided experience of a professional salon as a stepping stone into the workplace.
Aaron said students were asked to come to the salon on a Saturday – to get used to the hours – where they trained, while paying customers had their hair professionally cut.
Within a week of starting his course he said students were "thrown in at the deep end" and asked to bring in customers.
The 23-year-old, who now works at Knight and Co in Ilkeston, said he enjoyed barbering in his Year 10 work experience at school. But rather than immediately following that career, he said he was persuaded to go to college to do 'A' levels. He decided to drop out after a year – "I'd just had enough" – and went to Derby College instead to take his NVQ.
He said the lecturers asked individuals exactly what they were hoping to achieve so they could tailor their studies to suit them.
After college, Aaron moved from a salon in Heanor to another in Ilkeston, where he worked with a Brad Knight, a friend from his school days, who had himself trained as an apprentice barber at Derby College.
When Brad set up his own business, Knight and Co in Ilkeston, Aaron moved in September last year to work with him. Aaron said his key aims are to enjoy his job and to build a strong personal customer base.

Downstairs there was a fully functioning salon where people would come in and pay. We had to come into college on a Saturday, just to get us used to doing that, and we'd go downstairs. We'd be training on our dolls' heads, or washing each other's hair, or practising on each other's hair, while there were clients having their hair cut. "You learnt a lot of customer skills and got used to being in a salon in a professional environment. It helps you when you get into the workplace because you've got that experience.

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