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Level: 3

Location: Ilkeston

Years: 1

24+ Loan Amount: 3345.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

You will take your skills and knowledge to an advanced level on this rewarding course which leads to a vocationally related qualification from City & Guilds. There are optional units to suit your individual needs and interests as you prepare for more senior hairdressing roles.  

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 C or above including English and/or Maths (grade 4 or above) and Science
  • 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 attend a skills test. 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.

If you are a mature learner, we may be able to take into consideration your previous experience in your chosen subject. 

Course Content

You will study:
  • Monitoring and maintaining health and safety practice in the salon
  • Consultation support for colleagues on hair services
  • Cutting women’s hair in various styles
  • Styling and dressing hair using a variety of techniques
  • Colouring hair
  • Creative hairdressing design skills
  • Colour correction
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 by a range of methods including practical observation, online tests, assignments and preparing a portfolio of evidence. Assessments are ongoing throughout the year and practical assessments are carried out on some paying clients.

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: details will be given at 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 the Level 4 programme. If taking your knowledge further on a College course, you will continue to develop your skills in maths and English.

Careers
You can progress your career in salons, in technician roles or in self-employment.

 

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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