This course equips you with specialist techniques designed to enhance your development as a qualified barber.
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 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.
On this full-time vocational course, you will learn practical skills supported by the completion of online assessments. All practical skills will be observed and assessed regularly throughout the academic year. Your progress is carefully monitored and your tutor and lecturers will help you to stay on track for success. Creation of a portfolio of work is mandatory, including photos of your work.
There is a kit and uniform to purchase: details will be given at your interview.
There is a Level 4 management course.
You can continue developing your career as a barber in a salon or on a self-employed basis.
Former Derby College hairdressing student Eleesha Hoult is enjoying passing on her skills and experience to the College's current crop of young stylists.
Eleesha, who is from Chaddesden and studied at the former Mackworth site, is now in her eighth year as a self-employed hairdresser with Hair Angels in Oakwood, Derby. She is one of many students who has gained valuable work experience with the salon over the past few years and loves everything about her job.
Now aged 29, Eleesha said: "I always wanted to be a stylist and enrolled at Derby College as soon as I left school.
I started working at Hair Angels when it was Coopers in 2009 and I'm very happy in my job.
I love the people – my clients and the girls I work with."
I also like helping train the work experience people we get from Derby College. I was fortunate enough to get this opportunity and I can relate to many of them.
It's an absolute pleasure to pass on my experience and skills and I'm looking forward to working with the new students in September.
Working with them also helps us. Our industry is always changing and introducing new ideas so seeing what the young students are learning now helps to keep us fresh.