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.
With her sights set on a career as a make-up and prosthetics designer in the world of film, talented Rachel Dennis has already stepped into the spotlight. She came third in the regional finals of the World Skills competition, having spent many hours creating a prosthetic of the Jabberwocky game character.
At our 2014 Peak Awards, she also received the SENSI Hairdressing, Holistic and Beauty Therapy prize – sponsored by Pompadour – for her commitment and superb practical abilities. Rachel went on to secure a coveted university place to study Advanced Media Make-up in Grimsby, one of only three accredited courses in the UK.
I first became interested in makeup design when I watched films like Lord of the Rings so I was delighted to hear that Derby College ran a specialist course in the subject. Winning the Peak Award completed a fantastic year and having the World Skills experience will certainly be good for my future CV.