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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.

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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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