This course is designed to kick-start your career and provide the essential practical skills and knowledge which will equip you to progress to higher level courses.
You will learn how to consult with clients and provide a range of basic services. In parallel, you will develop your communication and customer service skills, all of which are valued highly by employers. As part of your studies, you will be required to complete work experience to further develop your skills and behaviours to meet industry standards.
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:
You will have an interview and initial assessment in maths and English and you need to attend a taster session. We may be able to take into consideration your previous experience in your chosen subject.
You will also develop your skills in maths and English to help support your progression and enhance your life skills.
You will be assessed by a range of methods including practical observation and written tests.
There is a kit and uniform to purchase - full details will be given at your interview.
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.