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Level: 3

Location: Ilkeston

Years: 2

Interview: Y

Course Summary

There are two distinctly different job roles within this occupational profile: Hairdresser and Barber.

Hairdressers will be able to shampoo and condition hair, cut hair using a range of techniques, style and finish hair to create a variety of looks, and colour and lighten hair for ladies and men.

Barbers will be able to shampoo and condition hair, cut hair using barbering techniques, style and finish hair, cut facial hair into shape and provide shaving services for men.

Hairdressers and barbers must be able to work with all hair types ranging from straight hair to very curly, wiry hair. They also need to be able to carry out consultations with clients; demonstrate the professionalism, values, behaviours, communication skills and safe working practices associated with their role; and work without supervision to a high level of precision, with exceptional client care skills.

Entry requirements

None

Course Content

Mandatory Skills and Knowledge (Hairdressing and Barbering)

  • Professionalism and Values
  • Behaviours and Communication
  • Safe Working Practices
  • Consultation

Hairdressing route

  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Cut hair using a range of techniques to create a variety of looks
  • Style and finish hair using a range of techniques to create a variety of looks
  • Colour and lighten hair using a range of techniques
  • Perming hair (optional)
  • Hair relaxing treatments and techniques
  • Hair extension services

Barbering route

  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Cut hair using barbering techniques to create a variety of looks
  • Style and finish men's hair
  • Cut facial hair into shape
  • Shaving services

How will I be assessed?

The end-point assessment stage will provide a “snap shot” holistic assessment of your practical skills, similar to an industry trade test. You will demonstrate you can complete a range of services on a number of models to industry standards and within commercial timings. Your consultation skills, communication skills, safe working practices, professionalism, values and behaviours will be assessed by practical observation and oral questioning.

Route 1: Hairdressing end-point assessment
You will be assessed while carrying out consultation for all services completed during the assessment. You must shampoo and condition hair as part of at least one service for the end assessment. This may be more as appropriate.

Route 2: Barbering end-point assessment
You will be assessed while carrying out consultation for all services completed during the assessment. You must shampoo and condition hair as part of at least one service for the end assessment. This may be more as appropriate.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

Your employer will need to provide you with any personal protective equipment required legally and for you to undertake your role safely.

What can I do after this course?

You can progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship in Hairdressing or Barbering.

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This course is run at the Ilkeston Campus

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Eleesha Hoult

Eleesha Hoult

Former hairdressing student Eleesha passes on skills to new learners

Former Derby College hairdressing student Eleesha Hoult is enjoying passing on her skills and experience to the College's current crop of young stylists.
Eleesha, who is from Chaddesden and studied at the former Mackworth site, is now in her eighth year as a self-employed hairdresser with Hair Angels in Oakwood, Derby. She is one of many students who has gained valuable work experience with the salon over the past few years and loves everything about her job.
Now aged 29, Eleesha said: "I always wanted to be a stylist and enrolled at Derby College as soon as I left school.
I started working at Hair Angels when it was Coopers in 2009 and I'm very happy in my job.
I love the people – my clients and the girls I work with."

I also like helping train the work experience people we get from Derby College. I was fortunate enough to get this opportunity and I can relate to many of them.

It's an absolute pleasure to pass on my experience and skills and I'm looking forward to working with the new students in September.


Working with them also helps us. Our industry is always changing and introducing new ideas so seeing what the young students are learning now helps to keep us fresh.


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