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Level: 3

Location: Other

Years: 2

Weeks: 104

Hours:

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Tuition (£): 0.00*
Full Concession: (0 Tuition/Exam Fee) available dependant on eligibility – A Full Concession is not applicable to a full-cost course

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Course Summary

An Advanced and Creative Hair Professional:

  • demonstrates professionalism by maintaining confidentiality and discretion
  • researches fashion forward trends, using the results to create, plan and promote a collection of hairstyle looks that reflects their own individuality
  • analyses the factors that influence the design and creation of the collection of hairstyle looks, including the target audience
  • designs a range of looks to create a fashion forward collection of hairstyle looks
  • maintains effective and safe methods of working
  • uses and adapts a range of sectioning and cutting guidelines, creative and precision techniques and technical skills to create and enhance the collection of hairstyle looks
  • carries out precision and personalised cutting tailored to individual client characteristics
  • formulates imaginative and creative advanced colour conversion services to change the depth and tone of the hair
  • uses a range of creative finishing and dressing techniques and advanced creative colouring techniques to enhance the collection of hairstyle looks
  • presents, showcases and promotes their skills though their collection of hairstyle looks via a variety of media types and platforms
  • provides a smoothing and strengthening service to clients
  • carries out in-depth consultation and complex analysis of the hair
  • uses and applies products, tools and equipment in accordance with legal requirements, manufacturers' instructions and salon policy
  • provides advice on future services and products
  • evaluates the results of the service to improve further practice

Typical job roles include creative hair stylists, advanced senior stylists, senior hair professionals or specialist technicians.

Entry requirements

You need a Level 2 NVQ (VRQ Level 2 will not be accepted) Hair qualification plus Functional Skills Maths and English at Level 1 minimum or GCSEs graded C/4 or above. 

You should be employed for more than 30 hours per week in a role that offers opportunities to work with creative styles. 

 

Course Content

The apprenticeship entails:

  • Level 2 Maths and English
  • End-point assessment
  • 20% off-the-job training

 

How will I be assessed?

  • Observations
  • Questions
  • Product evidence, including photos and videos
  • On-course exams and the external end-point assessment

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

For apprentices over the age of 19, there is a 5% cost to the employer. 

You will need a hairdressing kit.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

You can advance to leadership, management and team leading qualifications.

 

Careers

You could progress to roles such as salon manager and head stylist or consider teaching or assessing careers. 

 

 

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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

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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