This course is perfect if you have a creative side, enjoy working with people and are looking for an introduction to the hair and beauty industry.
You will learn about the importance of professionalism and develop your employability skills whilst in hair and beauty salons, as well as conducting practical treatments which include shampooing and conditioning.
You will need to demonstrate a passion for the hair and beauty industry and complete a maths and English initial assessment and interview before being accepted on the course.
You will learn about the importance of professionalism and develop your employability skills, as well as conducting practical treatments which include shampooing and conditioning hair plus basic hand care services.
You will be assessed through practical and written assignments to develop your learning and skills.
There is a kit and uniform to purchase: full details will be given at your interview.
This course gives you a taste of the hair and beauty industry and you can take your skills to the next level on courses such as the Level 1 Hair or Beauty Therapy.
Former hair apprentice Katie Weeds opened her own salon within a year of qualifying via Derby College – at the age of just 19.
Now running the Katie Weeds 1853 Hair Design Studio in Belper, she had set her heart on launching a hairdressing business ever since taking a Saturday job in a salon. After leaving school, she started an apprenticeship with a local hairdresser and completed her NVQs in October 2014.
She praises the College’s training facilities and the supportive, encouraging staff. She also enjoyed interesting assignments such as creating styles for a 1960s avant-garde photo shoot.
Given her business success so far, Katie’s long-term plan is to open more salons and then franchise the Katie Weeds name.
Taking an apprenticeship gave me the hands-on training I needed to be able to qualify as a hair stylist and open my own salon. What I love most about my job is making people feel better about themselves.