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 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.