This qualification is ideal if you are new to barbering and hairdressing and want to gain an insight into the skills required to work in a hairdressing salon or barber shop. You will complete a variety of units including shampooing and styling hair, preparing for hair services and maintaining work areas.
As part of your studies, you will be required to complete work experience to support the development of your skills and behaviours to reach industry standards.
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.
You will study:
You will also continue to study maths and English and develop your skills as part of your study programme.
You will be assessed by a range of methods including practical observation and assignments.
There is a kit and uniform to purchase: full details will be made available at your interview.
You can progress to an intermediate apprenticeship or the full-time Level 2 programme, where you will continue to develop your skills in maths and English.
This course paves the way to a career as a hair stylist or barber.
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.