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Level: 1

Location: Ilkeston

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This course is designed for students who are interested in hairdressing or beauty and who wish to progress to working in the industry.  It provides a basic understanding of the skills required.  Practical skills will be developed in the College’s purpose-built Hair and Beauty salon. 

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 E/F or above including English and/or Maths (grade 2/3 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

The following themes are covered:

  • Working in the hairdressing or beauty industry
  • Health and safety
  • Client consultation
  • Shampooing and conditioning hair
  • The art of dressing hair
  • The art of basic colouring
  • Creating an image based on a theme
  • Promoting products and services
  • Nail art
  • Manicure 
  • Facials

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through practical assessment observations and assignments.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

A uniform is required - full details will be given at your interview.

What can I do after this course?

After the course, you can apply for an apprenticeship in Hair or Beauty.

You can also apply for a full-time programme and progress to the next level.

 

This course is run at the Ilkeston Campus

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Kirstie Peel

Kirstie Peel

Hair Angels helps learner Kirstie to grow in confidence

Derby College hairdressing student Kirstie Peel used to be quite shy but since gaining work experience with Hair Angels her confidence has really grown.
Kirstie, who is 17 and from Chaddesden, is about to start her level 3 course at the Roundhouse but works at the Oakwood hair salon on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Since she started coming to the salon in January, Kirstie has attended the Poppies Tea Dance, helping Hair Angels to raise money for their Royal British Legion, and been to a hair show in Nottingham. She has also supported Holly Clarke, the co-owner of Hair Angels, in delivering a shampoo masterclass at Derby College.
As vice chair of the College's Hair and Beauty Employment and Skills Academy Board, Holly has helped many students like Kirstie to come out of their shell and feel more comfortable talking to clients.
Holly and her business partner, Heather Edwards, have provided work experience to many College students in recent years, including six learners in the past 12 months.
Kirstie, who likes colouring best, is now focusing on her level 3 and improving her skills.

Before I started my work experience through Derby College I wasn't that confident and was shy about speaking to clients.



I'm much more confident now than I was in my first year and everyone at Hair Angels has been so supportive and friendly. I'm finding it easier every day. I've really come out of myself.


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