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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 36

Hours: 13.50

Start: 21/09/2020

Days / Times: Various 13:00 to 19:30

Tuition (£): 3345.00*

Exams (£): 95.00**

Adult Loan Amount: 3345.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

 

This course is ideal if you’d like to perfect your hairdressing skills to work effectively as a senior stylist. You will study advanced hair cutting, styling and colouring techniques. Working with our highly motivated staff in fantastic facilities and using the latest products, you will develop your communication and customer service skills to support your success in a vibrant industry.

 

 

As part of your studies, you will be required to complete work experience to support the development of your skills and behaviours to meet industry standards.

Entry requirements

You need to be highly motivated and demonstrate a keen interest in your chosen subject. Offers of a place on the course are dependent on your qualifications and practical aptitude. You will need:

  • English GCSE (grade 4 or above)
  • An Intermediate Diploma in the chosen subject to a Merit or Distinction standard

You will have an interview and initial assessment  We may be able to take into consideration your previous experience in your chosen subject.

 

 

 

 

Course Content

You will study health and safety, consultation, cutting, styling and dressing hair, colouring hair, colour correction and creative hairdressing design skills while working in our training and commercial salons.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by a range of methods including practical observation and written tests.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

There is a kit and uniform to purchase.  Full details will be given at your interview.

What can I do after this course?

Further study

The teaching staff will advise you on the wide range of opportunities available. These include progression to the Level 4 programme. If taking your knowledge further on a College course, you will continue to develop your skills in maths and English.
 
Careers
 
You can progress your career in salons, in technician roles or in self-employment.

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* Tuition - This figure is the tuition fee to be paid - There are no concessionary fees available.
** Exam - This fee is to cover the cost of registration with the relevant awarding body.
**** Advanced Learner Loan: if you are aged 19 or over and want to study at Level 3, 4, 5 or 6, you could apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the costs of your study. This is the fee that would need to be financed by a successful application for a loan. Alternatively, you or your employer could pay the fees directly.

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Brad Owen

Brad Owen

Brad is first pick for pro footballers after barbering apprenticeship

Teenage former Derby College apprentice Brad Knight says "dream big" – as his barber's business kicks-on with professional footballers among its clients.
 
The business-savvy nineteen-year-old said the teaching in his NVQ Level 2 in Barbering was "brilliant".
 
Together with his shop-based apprentice training it gave him the barbering and business background he needed to start up on his own.
 
Brad began by cutting his mates' hair at school and applied after his GCSEs when Deakin and White in Ilkeston advertised for an experienced member of staff.
 
Aged 16, he explained he was not experienced, but he was willing to learn. He was taken on as an apprentice. He qualified at Deakin and White where he said he felt he needed to "offer something different".
 
Nottingham Forest fan Brad used social media to contact one of the players and offered to do his hair at home.
 
He accepted, word got round on the training ground, and "some of the players started coming in." Keen to develop, he moved on to a shop in Sandiacre for six months but decided it made sense to open his own business in Ilkeston.
 
Knight & Co was launched on Bath Street last September. He now cuts the hair of a number of professional footballers – at their homes or in the shop –and was even flown out to Marseille during the under 20s world Cup in France to cut players' hair.
 
Brad now has two members of staff on the books, including a former Derby College student, and in future he plans to take on an apprentice himself. He said: "It's quality. I absolutely love it. In the future I'd like to open more shops and maybe go international. Dream big."

I did one day a week at Derby College doing my NVQ Level 2. It was good – my tutor was brilliant and she got us through it really well, no beating about the bush. She just got on with it. The hairstyles I didn't get in the salon, I could get at the college.


There is only so much you can do in the shop as an apprentice, and you need to get your qualifications.
"She showed us how to run a shop, and I got a lot of the business side though my apprenticeship just by being in the shop. I could see how it was running.

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