This is an assessment-based qualification for school leavers and adults who wish to pursue a career in Hairdressing. Once qualified you are able to start work as a first-year stylist in a hairdressing salon.
You will need to have GCSE Grade 3 or above in English and Maths, or ESOL Level 1.
Units covered include:
• Follow health and safety practice in the salon
• Client consultation for hair services
• Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp
• The art of colouring hair
• Colour and lighten hair
• Cut women's hair
• The art of dressing hair
• Promote products and services to clients in a salon
There are lots of opportunities for you to participate in trips, including Harry Potter World, Drayton Manor and the Blackpool NCF Hair and Beauty competitions.
Practical elements of the course will be assessed in our state-of-the-art salons on the fifth floor within the college. Practically you will be assessed based on individual performance throughout the course to a level of competency which consists of formative and summative assessments. Theory knowledge is assessed via multiple choice online exams and/or assignments and work packs. All exams are marked externally by the awarding body, and your final grade will be a Pass.
You can progress on the hairdressing or beauty pathway, or to the Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing. You could also gain employment as a junior stylist in hairdressing salons or become self-employed and set up your own mobile hairdressing business.