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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

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 learn advanced hair cutting, styling and colouring techniques, including promotional activities.

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 further develop 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:

  • a minimum of five GCSEs at grade D or above including English and Maths (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 in maths and English and will attend a skills test. You will also be required to present a current portfolio of work at your interview. Parents and carers are welcome to attend the interview but not the initial assessment.

Course Content

You will study advanced hair cutting, styling and colouring techniques, including promotional activities.
 
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 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.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

A kit and uniform are required for the programme. Details will be made available during 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 a Level 4 programme where you can 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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This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

About the Roundhouse »

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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