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Level: N/A

Location: Ilkeston

Years: 1

Weeks: 12

Hours: 12.41

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Tuition (£): 0.00*

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Course Summary

This pre-apprenticeship programme runs for 12 weeks and includes three half-days per week in College and two one-to-one tutorials a week. Depending on the access situation in line with Covid-19 guidelines, the latter part of the course could include work experence.

This course starts on the 14th September and runs to the beginning of December. You then will be supported to access an apprenticeship or will  have the opportunity to continue your learning in Hair and Beauty subjects.

Entry requirements

You need to:

  • Be interested in becoming a Hair or Beauty apprentice
  • Have a good standard of English and communication skills
  • Be aged 16-18 years


Course Content

  • Employablity skills
  • Employment rights 
  • Sustainability in the hair and beauty industry 
  • Safeguarding
  • Career development in the hair and beauty industry
  • Basic practical skills relevant to the industry
  • Hair and beauty professionalism in the workplace 
  • Work experience in salons (depending on the COVID-19 government guidance)


How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via:

  • observations 
  • knowledge 

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will need to pay your travel costs and have some minimal general hairdressing tools. 

What can I do after this course?

You can advance to a Level 2 apprenticeship or to a six-month study programme which includes Functional Skills and work experience. 



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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.

This course is run at the Ilkeston Campus

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Marissa Hunt

Marissa Hunt

Hair and beauty salon’s future is looking good for Marissa

Former Derby College student Marissa Hunt always knew she wanted to run her own hair salon. In fact before she had even finished her studies at the Roundhouse she had set her sights on Effleurage in Langley Mill.  
Now, nearly 10 years after first acquiring the business, Marissa has grown the salon to include beauty and has also recently taken on her third Derby College apprentice.  
Marissa – whose sister Melanie Morris also trained at Derby College and who also has her own salon – enjoyed her level 2 and 3 courses and worked hard.  
Effleurage, now has nine self-employed staff as well as 17 year old apprentice Danielle Fretwell, who first began working at the salon as a 14-year-old Saturday girl.  
Although Marissa is fully qualified in hair and beauty, she is currently concentrating on managing the business with a view to continuing to grow the beauty side and create further employment opportunities.

When I started at Derby College I was nearly 30 and I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I was ready to learn. My tutors were very helpful and supportive. They knew I was ambitious and that I wanted to open my own salon and they supported me to achieve my goal.

I originally studied at the old Mackworth site but when
that closed I moved to the college's new Sensi salon at the Roundhouse, which was very nice.

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