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Level: 1

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This course is perfect if you are interested in stepping into a career in the hairdressing industry. It will provide the opportunity to gain knowledge and practical experience in shampooing, conditioning and the art of long hair dressing. As part of your studies, you will be required to complete work experience to develop your skills and behaviours to support your progression to further study.

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).

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.

 

Course Content

Mandatory units are:
  • Introduction to the hair and beauty sector
  • Presenting a professional image in a salon
You will also study some of the following additional units:
  • Shampooing and Conditioning Hair
  • Colour in the Hair and Beauty Sector
  • Styling Women’s Hair
  • Styling Men’s Hair
  • Plaiting and Twisting Hair
  • Colouring Hair using Temporary Colour
  • Creating a Hair and Beauty Image
  • Following Health and Safety in the Salon
  • Working with Others
  • Reception Duties
  • The Art of Dressing Hair

You will continue to study maths and English and develop your skills as part of your study programme.  

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by a range of methods including practical observation and assignments.

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 the Intermediate Certificate in Hairdressing or an apprenticeship.
 
Careers

This course is an excellent starting point for a career in the hair and beauty sector.

 

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This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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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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