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WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

This is an exam-based qualification for school leavers who wish to pursue a career as an advanced hair stylist. Once qualified you will be able to start work as a fully qualified hair stylist.

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Location: Central Campus

Start Date: 06/09/21

FORMAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You will need to have GCSE Grade 4 or above in English and Maths. You must have achieved a Level 2 qualification in Hairdressing.

WHAT DOES THE COURSE INVOLVE?

Units on the course cover:
• Health and Safety in the Salon
• Hairdressing Consultation
• Setting and Dressing Services
• Blow-drying and Finishing Services
• Haircutting Services
• Competition Hair
• Planning and Promotional Activity
• Hair Colouring Services
• Occasion Hair
• Promote and Sell Products and Services to clients
A minimum of 30 hours’ work experience is compulsory for all 16 to 18 year-olds as part of the main programme.

ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES

There are many opportunities to participate in trips to places such as Harry Potter World, Drayton Manor, and Blackpool NHF Hair and Beauty competitions.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Practical elements of the course will be assessed in our state-of-the-art salons on the fifth floor within the college. You will be assessed on a service portfolio (coalition of learner’s work throughout the course). Practical exams make up 50% of the grade for each unit studied. There are two exams that are completed online with the opportunity to retake a second time if required. All exams are marked externally by the awarding body and make up 30% of the grade. A practical synoptic exam equates to 20% of the final grade which will be Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction *.

WHERE CAN I GO NEXT?

You can progress to Level 4 Salon Management at University, or a Level 4 TAQA Assessors Award. You could also progress to a Level 2 Nails or Level 2 Beauty qualification, or upskill by studying one of our specialised short courses. Possible career opportunities include: advanced hairstylist in hairdressing salons, self-employed mobile hairdressing business, working on cruise liners or in the film and media industry, hair and beauty sales rep, or working for training providers.

Success Rates on courses for 16-18 year-olds nearly 7% better than national average*

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