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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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Kirstie Peel

Kirstie Peel

Hair Angels helps learner Kirstie to grow in confidence

Derby College hairdressing student Kirstie Peel used to be quite shy but since gaining work experience with Hair Angels her confidence has really grown.
Kirstie, who is 17 and from Chaddesden, is about to start her level 3 course at the Roundhouse but works at the Oakwood hair salon on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Since she started coming to the salon in January, Kirstie has attended the Poppies Tea Dance, helping Hair Angels to raise money for their Royal British Legion, and been to a hair show in Nottingham. She has also supported Holly Clarke, the co-owner of Hair Angels, in delivering a shampoo masterclass at Derby College.
As vice chair of the College's Hair and Beauty Employment and Skills Academy Board, Holly has helped many students like Kirstie to come out of their shell and feel more comfortable talking to clients.
Holly and her business partner, Heather Edwards, have provided work experience to many College students in recent years, including six learners in the past 12 months.
Kirstie, who likes colouring best, is now focusing on her level 3 and improving her skills.

Before I started my work experience through Derby College I wasn't that confident and was shy about speaking to clients.



I'm much more confident now than I was in my first year and everyone at Hair Angels has been so supportive and friendly. I'm finding it easier every day. I've really come out of myself.


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