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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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Katie Weeds

Katie Weeds

A head start in becoming a salon owner

Former hair apprentice Katie Weeds opened her own salon within a year of qualifying via Derby College – at the age of just 19.

Now running the Katie Weeds 1853 Hair Design Studio in Belper, she had set her heart on launching a hairdressing business ever since taking a Saturday job in a salon. After leaving school, she started an apprenticeship with a local hairdresser and completed her NVQs in October 2014.

She praises the College’s training facilities and the supportive, encouraging staff. She also enjoyed interesting assignments such as creating styles for a 1960s avant-garde photo shoot.

Given her business success so far, Katie’s long-term plan is to open more salons and then franchise the Katie Weeds name.

Taking an apprenticeship gave me the hands-on training I needed to be able to qualify as a hair stylist and open my own salon. What I love most about my job is making people feel better about themselves.
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