With this qualification, a career in barbering could be yours. You will study a variety of units including shampooing, conditioning, cutting facial hair and creating patterns in hair using basic barbering techniques. You will also develop your communication skills during consultation with clients.
As part of your studies, you will be required to complete work experience to support the development of your skills and behaviours to enable you to be successful within industry.
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 will 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.
You will study a variety of units including shampooing, conditioning, cutting facial hair and creating patterns in hair using basic barbering techniques.
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.
You will be assessed through a range of methods including practical observation, oral questioning, written tests, assignments and preparing a portfolio of evidence.
Maths and English are assessed through a controlled assessment and a GCSE involves a final exam.
A kit and uniform are required for the programme. Details will be made available during your interview.
You can progress to an advanced apprenticeship where you can continue to develop your skills in maths and English.
This course paves the way to employment as a barber or to self-employment.
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.