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Level: 2

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

To gain this professional qualification, awarded by City & Guilds, you will learn and perfect a variety of technical and related skills in hairdressing for gents. 

You will also develop your skills in maths and English, which will support your main programme of study, help your future progression and enhance your life skills.

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:

  • a minimum of five GCSEs at grade D or above including English and/or Maths (grade 3/4 or above) and Science.

You will have an interview and initial assessment in maths and English and attend a taster session. Parents and carers are welcome to attend the interview but not the initial assessment.  If you are successful, you will be allocated a place to study.

 

Course Content

The course covers:

  •  Shampooing and hair conditioning
  •  Health and safety
  •  Cutting hair using basic barbering techniques
  •  Cutting facial hair to shape
  •  Changing men's hair colour
You will also develop your skills in maths and English, which will support your main programme of study, help your future progression and enhance your life skills.

How will I be assessed?

You are required to complete a portfolio of evidence.  Assessment is through a range of methods, including practical observations of work with clients, online testing and assignment work.  Maths and English will be assessed through a controlled assessment or final exam.

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
You can progress to an advanced apprenticeship or the full-time Level 3 programme, where you will continue to develop your skills in maths and English.

Careers
This course paves the way to employment in salons or to self employment.

 

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

About the Roundhouse »

Danielle Fretwell

Danielle Fretwell

Former salon Saturday girl Danielle becomes hair

Teenager Danielle Fretwell has got a hair apprenticeship at the salon she first started helping out at as a 14-year-old Saturday girl.
Danielle, who is 17 and from Heanor, recently started her level 2 hairdressing course at Derby College and is now an apprentice at Effleurage in Langley Mill.
Although she likes a lot of things about her new job, Danielle particularly likes the social side. She enjoys talking to clients, and her ability to get on with people and put them at ease has impressed her employer, Marissa Hunt.
Danielle has the opportunity to learn the beauty side too, but at the moment she is happy to focus on hairdressing and is working towards becoming a fully qualified stylist with the salon.

I go to college on day release every Monday and work in the salon the rest of the week. It's a good course and I put into practice what I've learned at college when I'm at work.


Marissa did her hairdressing training at Derby College and she now runs her own business, so I thought it would be the right place for me too. I'm the third apprentice from Derby College to be taken on by Effleurage.

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