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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 34

Hours: 6.00

Start: 23/09/2019

Days / Times: Tuesday 17:45 to 21:00 and Thursday 17:45 to 21:00

Tuition (£): 3345.00*

Exams (£): 95.00**

24+ Loan Amount: 3345.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

 

This course is ideal if you’d like to perfect your hairdressing skills to work effectively as a senior stylist. You will study advanced hair cutting, styling and colouring techniques. Working with our highly motivated staff in fantastic facilities and using the latest products, you will develop your communication and customer service skills to support your success in a vibrant industry.

 

 

As part of your studies, you will be required to complete work experience to support the development of your skills and behaviours to meet industry standards.

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

You will have an interview and initial assessment in maths and English and you must attend a skills test. We may be able to take into consideration your previous experience in your chosen subject.

 

 

 

 

Course Content

You will study health and safety, consultation, cutting, styling and dressing hair, colouring hair, colour correction and creative hairdressing design skills.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by a range of methods including practical observation and written tests.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

There is a kit and uniform to purchase.  Full details will be given at your interview.

What can I do after this course?

Further study

The teaching staff will advise you on the wide range of opportunities available. These include progression to the Level 4 programme. If taking your knowledge further on a College course, you will continue to develop your skills in maths and English.
 
Careers
 
You can progress your career in salons, in technician roles or in self-employment.

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* Tuition - This figure is the tuition fee to be paid - There are no concessionary fees available.
** Exam - This fee is to cover the cost of registration with the relevant awarding body.
**** Advanced Learner Loan: if you are aged 19 or over and want to study at Level 3, 4, 5 or 6, you could apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the costs of your study. This is the fee that would need to be financed by a successful application for a loan. Alternatively, you or your employer could pay the fees directly.

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Aaron Ledster

Aaron Ledster

Real-life challenges prepare Derby College student barbers for the salon

Barber Aaron Ledster says Derby College puts students in real-life work place situations to get them familiar with the challenges of the future.
He said his NVQ Level 2 in Barbering provided experience of a professional salon as a stepping stone into the workplace.
Aaron said students were asked to come to the salon on a Saturday – to get used to the hours – where they trained, while paying customers had their hair professionally cut.
Within a week of starting his course he said students were "thrown in at the deep end" and asked to bring in customers.
The 23-year-old, who now works at Knight and Co in Ilkeston, said he enjoyed barbering in his Year 10 work experience at school. But rather than immediately following that career, he said he was persuaded to go to college to do 'A' levels. He decided to drop out after a year – "I'd just had enough" – and went to Derby College instead to take his NVQ.
He said the lecturers asked individuals exactly what they were hoping to achieve so they could tailor their studies to suit them.
After college, Aaron moved from a salon in Heanor to another in Ilkeston, where he worked with a Brad Knight, a friend from his school days, who had himself trained as an apprentice barber at Derby College.
When Brad set up his own business, Knight and Co in Ilkeston, Aaron moved in September last year to work with him. Aaron said his key aims are to enjoy his job and to build a strong personal customer base.

Downstairs there was a fully functioning salon where people would come in and pay. We had to come into college on a Saturday, just to get us used to doing that, and we'd go downstairs. We'd be training on our dolls' heads, or washing each other's hair, or practising on each other's hair, while there were clients having their hair cut. "You learnt a lot of customer skills and got used to being in a salon in a professional environment. It helps you when you get into the workplace because you've got that experience.

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