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Schools 14-16 - City and Guilds Technical Award in Hair and Beauty

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Level: 2

Location: Ilkeston

Years: 2

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This qualification allows you to explore the exciting world of hair and beauty and the environment in which its industries operate.   

If you enjoy looking back in time to explore changing trends and developments within the hair and beauty sector, want to find out how science is used to create products, and are keen to understand why we create images for business use, then this qualification is for you. 

Entry requirements

Students are required to attend an interview and taster session.

Course Content

You will study how hair and beauty have developed from ancient times to the present day and build your hair styling, make-up and manicure technical skills to produce your own photographic image. You will explore the ethics of product testing, the effects of ingredients on hair and skin, and how disorders of the hair and skin can impact services.  

This qualification has three units:

  • Exploring the world of hair and beauty
  • Science of hair and beauty 
  • Design in the hair and beauty sector

How will I be assessed?

There is an externally moderated synoptic assignment.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

There is a uniform to purchase. Details will be given at your interview/taster session.

What can I do after this course?

You can progress to an intermediate Hair or Beauty programme or to an apprenticeship.

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This course is run at the Ilkeston Campus

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Danielle Fretwell

Danielle Fretwell

Former salon Saturday girl Danielle becomes hair

Teenager Danielle Fretwell has got a hair apprenticeship at the salon she first started helping out at as a 14-year-old Saturday girl.
Danielle, who is 17 and from Heanor, recently started her level 2 hairdressing course at Derby College and is now an apprentice at Effleurage in Langley Mill.
Although she likes a lot of things about her new job, Danielle particularly likes the social side. She enjoys talking to clients, and her ability to get on with people and put them at ease has impressed her employer, Marissa Hunt.
Danielle has the opportunity to learn the beauty side too, but at the moment she is happy to focus on hairdressing and is working towards becoming a fully qualified stylist with the salon.

I go to college on day release every Monday and work in the salon the rest of the week. It's a good course and I put into practice what I've learned at college when I'm at work.

Marissa did her hairdressing training at Derby College and she now runs her own business, so I thought it would be the right place for me too. I'm the third apprentice from Derby College to be taken on by Effleurage.

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