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Level: 3

Location: Other

Years: 2

Weeks: 104

Hours:

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Tuition (£): 0.00*
Full Concession: (0 Tuition/Exam Fee) available dependant on eligibility – A Full Concession is not applicable to a full-cost course

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Course Summary

An Advanced and Creative Hair Professional:

  • demonstrates professionalism by maintaining confidentiality and discretion
  • researches fashion forward trends, using the results to create, plan and promote a collection of hairstyle looks that reflects their own individuality
  • analyses the factors that influence the design and creation of the collection of hairstyle looks, including the target audience
  • designs a range of looks to create a fashion forward collection of hairstyle looks
  • maintains effective and safe methods of working
  • uses and adapts a range of sectioning and cutting guidelines, creative and precision techniques and technical skills to create and enhance the collection of hairstyle looks
  • carries out precision and personalised cutting tailored to individual client characteristics
  • formulates imaginative and creative advanced colour conversion services to change the depth and tone of the hair
  • uses a range of creative finishing and dressing techniques and advanced creative colouring techniques to enhance the collection of hairstyle looks
  • presents, showcases and promotes their skills though their collection of hairstyle looks via a variety of media types and platforms
  • provides a smoothing and strengthening service to clients
  • carries out in-depth consultation and complex analysis of the hair
  • uses and applies products, tools and equipment in accordance with legal requirements, manufacturers' instructions and salon policy
  • provides advice on future services and products
  • evaluates the results of the service to improve further practice

Typical job roles include creative hair stylists, advanced senior stylists, senior hair professionals or specialist technicians.

Entry requirements

You need a Level 2 NVQ (VRQ Level 2 will not be accepted) Hair qualification plus Functional Skills Maths and English at Level 1 minimum or GCSEs graded C/4 or above. 

You should be employed for more than 30 hours per week in a role that offers opportunities to work with creative styles. 

 

Course Content

The apprenticeship entails:

  • Level 2 Maths and English
  • End-point assessment
  • 20% off-the-job training

 

How will I be assessed?

  • Observations
  • Questions
  • Product evidence, including photos and videos
  • On-course exams and the external end-point assessment

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

For apprentices over the age of 19, there is a 5% cost to the employer. 

You will need a hairdressing kit.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

You can advance to leadership, management and team leading qualifications.

 

Careers

You could progress to roles such as salon manager and head stylist or consider teaching or assessing careers. 

 

 

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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

Keri Tiochta

Keri Tiochta

Hair Angels work experience leads to dream job for stylist Keri

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.

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