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.
Award-winning former beauty student Ebony Saxton loved her Derby College course so much that she would like to be a beauty lecturer herself one day Ebony, who initially took a VRQ level 2 diploma in Beauty Therapy at the college's Ilkeston campus, successfully completed the advanced programme in Year 2.
Described by her tutors as "a vigilant learner who pays great attention to detail", she gained distinctions in all her units, exceeding her targets.And, in recognition of her hard work and dedication she received the Sensi Hairdressing, Holistic & Beauty Therapy Award in the Derby College Peak Awards.
It was this same professionalism and motivation while on work experience in a Kimberley beauty salon which led to Ebony getting a job she loves. As a trained therapist with Izabella's Secret, Ebony does massages, facials, manicures and pedicures – with nails her favourite treatment. Ebony, who served in the army cadets while at school, had a great time at college and would like to return at some stage so she can one day lecture in beauty therapy.
I loved college so much that I miss it. I learned such a lot on my course and the lecturers were amazing.
I'm still learning in my job but at some stage I'd like to go back to college and train to be a lecturer.
I got some experience in teaching in the army cadets and really enjoyed it.