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Level: 1

Location: Ilkeston

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This course is designed for students who are interested in hairdressing or beauty and who wish to progress to working in the industry.  It provides a basic understanding of the skills required.  Practical skills will be developed in the College’s purpose-built Hair and Beauty salon. 

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 E/F or above including English and/or Maths (grade 2/3 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 following themes are covered:

  • Working in the hairdressing or beauty industry
  • Health and safety
  • Client consultation
  • Shampooing and conditioning hair
  • The art of dressing hair
  • The art of basic colouring
  • Creating an image based on a theme
  • Promoting products and services
  • Nail art
  • Manicure 
  • Facials

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through practical assessment observations and assignments.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

A uniform is required - full details will be given at your interview.

What can I do after this course?

After the course, you can apply for an apprenticeship in Hair or Beauty.

You can also apply for a full-time programme and progress to the next level.

 

This course is run at the Ilkeston Campus

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Keri Tiochta

Keri Tiochta

Hair Angels work experience leads to dream job for stylist Keri

Former Derby College hairdressing student Keri Tiochta didn't always want to be a hairdresser – she wanted to be a psychologist. And, as someone who enjoys talking to clients, she says the therapy aspect of her role makes the two jobs not that dissimilar.
Keri, who is from Spondon, completed levels 2 and 3 of her hair course in July 2016 and now works at Hair Angels in Oakwood – the salon where she did her work experience. Now 29 and mum to two girls – who have the "best hair in their school", Keri enjoys passing on her skills and helping to train other Derby College students who come to the salon on work experience. She loves the salon's atmosphere, the flexible working hours and the positive difference her skills make to her clients.
Keri said: "I love colouring the most. It can change how clients feel about themselves, especially when they have gone grey early. It's great to see how happy people are after a colour."

I didn’t actually need to do it (as my course was part-time so I could look after the children) but I found I needed to get in more hours of practical training. I loved the “realness” of my work experience.


I qualified in July 2016 and I’m so grateful for the experience I got while at Derby College. I’ve now got my dream job working as a self-employed hairdresser at Hair Angels.

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