GCSE English and Maths is an advantage. You will take part in a group interview, where there will be an opportunity to ask questions after the course has been discussed. This is followed by a one to one interview. If the candidate meets the course requirements, places are given on the same day. Alternatively, any candidates that do not meet course requirements will be advised on other courses that are available.
Units on the course cover:
• Advising and consulting with clients
• Blow-drying, styling, colouring, lightening and cutting hair
• Health, safety and hygiene
• Shampooing, conditioning, and treating the hair and scalp
A minimum of 30 hours’ work experience is compulsory for all 16 to 18 year olds as part of the main programme.
There are many opportunities to participate in enrichment trips to places such as Harry Potter World, Drayton Manor, and Blackpool NCF Hair and Beauty competitions.
You will be assessed on a service portfolio (coalition of learner’s work throughout the course), graded practical exams, written exams, online exams, and a synoptic exam. Practical elements of the course will be assessed in our state-of-the-art salons on the fifth floor within the college.
After successfully completing this course, you can go on to study the VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing or Level 3 Diploma in Production Arts.
Success Rates on courses for 16-18 year-olds nearly 7% better than national average*