This course is perfect if you have a creative side, enjoy working with people and are looking for an introduction to the hair and beauty industry.
You will learn about the importance of professionalism and develop your employability skills whilst in hair and beauty salons, as well as conducting practical treatments which include shampooing and conditioning.
You will need to demonstrate a passion for the hair and beauty industry and complete a maths and English initial assessment and interview before being accepted on the course.
You will learn about the importance of professionalism and develop your employability skills, as well as conducting practical treatments which include shampooing and conditioning hair plus basic hand care services.
You will be assessed through practical and written assignments to develop your learning and skills.
There is a kit and uniform to purchase: full details will be given at your interview.
This course gives you a taste of the hair and beauty industry and you can take your skills to the next level on courses such as the Level 1 Hair or Beauty Therapy.
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.