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Level: 2

Location: Ilkeston

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This City & Guilds qualification will provide you with a broad understanding of the hairdressing industry and the skills and knowledge required for a successful career.  It will also build your awareness of the range of jobs in the sector, enabling you to make informed decisions about your future direction.

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

You will have an interview and initial assessment in maths and English and attend a taster session. Parents and carers are welcome to attend the interview but not the initial assessment.  If you are successful, you will be allocated a place to study.

 

Course Content

There is a range of mandatory and optional units to complete, including:
  • Working in the Hair Industry
  • Health and Safety in the Salon
  • Client Consultation
  • Shampooing and Conditioning
  • Promoting Products and Services
  • Cutting, Colouring, Perming and Dressing Hair
You will also develop your skills in maths and English, which will support your main programme of study, help your future progression and enhance your life skills.

How will I be assessed?

You are required to complete a portfolio of evidence.  Assessment is through a range of methods, including practical observations, online testing and assignment work.

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
You can progress to an advanced apprenticeship or the full-time Level 3 programme, on which you will continue to develop your skills in maths and English.

Careers
This course provides an excellent foundation for a career as a basic hairdressing stylist within a salon.

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This course is run at the Ilkeston Campus

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Marissa Hunt

Marissa Hunt

Hair and beauty salon’s future is looking good for Marissa

Former Derby College student Marissa Hunt always knew she wanted to run her own hair salon.
In fact before she had even finished her studies at the Roundhouse she had set her sights on Effleurage in Langley Mill.
Now, nearly 10 years after first acquiring the business, Marissa has grown the salon to include beauty and has also recently taken on her third Derby College apprentice.
Marissa – whose sister Melanie Morris also trained at Derby College and who also has her own salon – enjoyed her level 2 and 3 courses and worked hard.
Effleurage, now has nine self-employed staff as well as 17 year old apprentice Danielle Fretwell, who first began working at the salon as a 14-year-old Saturday girl.
Although Marissa is fully qualified in hair and beauty, she is currently concentrating on managing the business with a view to continuing to grow the beauty side and create further employment opportunities.

When I started at Derby College I was nearly 30 and I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I was ready to learn. My tutors were very helpful and supportive. They knew I was ambitious and that I wanted to open my own salon and they supported me to achieve my goal.


I originally studied at the old Mackworth site but when
that closed I moved to the college's new Sensi salon at the Roundhouse, which was very nice.

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