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Level: 3

Location: Ilkeston

Years: 2

Interview: Y

Course Summary

Building on their existing knowledge, students will extend their skills and experience by developing various cutting, colouring and styling techniques, improving their creative flair and providing consultation services. 

Leading to a recognised City & Guilds qualification, this course also equips them to make greater contributions to the running of a commercial salon.

In order to support their main programme of study, future progression and life skills, students will also develop their skills in maths and English.

Entry requirements

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 D or above including English and/or Maths (grade 3/4 or above) and Science
  • an Intermediate Diploma or apprenticeship in the chosen subject to a Merit or Distinction standard

You will have an interview and initial assessment in English and maths. Parents and carers are welcome to attend the interview but not the initial assessment. A small portfolio of your work will be required at the interview or taster day. If you are successful, you will be allocated a place to study. 

Course Content

The apprenticeship leads to a City & Guilds professional qualification.
 
Mandatory modules are:
  • Monitor procedures to safely control work operations
  • Promote additional services or products to clients
  • Provide hairdressing consultation services
  • Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques
  • Colour hair using a variety of techniques
  • Creatively style and dress hair
  • Creatively dress long hair
  • Develop and enhance your creative hairdressing skills
  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities
In order to support your main programme of study, future progression and life skills, you will also develop your skills in maths and English.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by a range of methods including practical observation, oral questioning, written tests, assignments and preparing a portfolio of evidence. Assessments are on-going throughout the year. Practical assessments are undertaken in the workplace. Maths and English will be assessed through a controlled assessment or final exam.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

To be advised.

What can I do after this course?

Further study

Our teaching staff will be happy to discuss progression opportunities with you and there is a relevant Level 4 qualification. If you progress to further study, you will continue to develop your skills in maths and English.

Careers

You can also go on to employment in more senior roles in salons or in technician roles.

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This course is run at the Ilkeston Campus

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Brad Owen

Brad Owen

Brad is first pick for pro footballers after barbering apprenticeship

Teenage former Derby College apprentice Brad Knight says "dream big" – as his barber's business kicks-on with professional footballers among its clients.
The business-savvy nineteen-year-old said the teaching in his NVQ Level 2 in Barbering was "brilliant". Together with his shop-based apprentice training it gave him the barbering and business background he needed to start up on his own.
Brad began by cutting his mates' hair at school and applied after his GCSEs when Deakin and White in Ilkeston advertised for an experienced member of staff.
Aged 16, he explained he was not experienced, but he was willing to learn. He was taken on as an apprentice.
He qualified at Deakin and White where he said he felt he needed to "offer something different". Nottingham Forest fan Brad used social media to contact one of the players and offered to do his hair at home. He accepted, word got round on the training ground, and "some of the players started coming in."
Keen to develop, he moved on to a shop in Sandiacre for six months but decided it made sense to open his own business in Ilkeston. Knight & Co was launched on Bath Street last September.
He now cuts the hair of a number of professional footballers – at their homes or in the shop –and was even flown out to Marseille during the under 20s world Cup in France to cut players' hair.
Brad now has two members of staff on the books, including a former Derby College student, and in future he plans to take on an apprentice himself.
He said: "It's quality. I absolutely love it. In the future I'd like to open more shops and maybe go international. Dream big."

I did one day a week at Derby College doing my NVQ Level 2. It was good – my tutor was brilliant and she got us through it really well, no beating about the bush. She just got on with it. The hairstyles I didn't get in the salon, I could get at the college.


There is only so much you can do in the shop as an apprentice, and you need to get your qualifications.
"She showed us how to run a shop, and I got a lot of the business side though my apprenticeship just by being in the shop. I could see how it was running.

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