This is a main qualification for school leavers or adult learners who wish to pursue a career in Hairdressing. Once qualified you are able to start work as a first year improver in a Hairdressing Salon.
You will need GCSE Grade 4 or above in English and Maths.
This course is funded for 16-18 year-olds, and may be funded for adult learners in receipt of benefits, or adults who do not hold a Level 2 qualification.
Welfare support is also available for help purchasing kits if you meet the eligibility criteria.
You will develop skills in:
Health and Safety
Shampoo and Condition
Styling and Setting Hair
Cut Ladies' Hair
Colour and Lighten Ladies' Hair
The course includes 3 practical sessions per week, plus 3 days per week of 3-hour theory sessions.
Assessments will be formative and summative throughout the course and will include:
End of year synoptic assessment
One external online exam
You will be graded Pass, Merit or Distinction.
On successful completion of this course you can progress to a Level 3 Hairdressing qualification.
Career routes include employment as a qualified hairdresser in Salons or Cruise Ships. You could also become self-employed or work in the Retail sector as a product brand representative. Alternatively you could work as a trainer/educator assessing and/or teaching.
Success Rates on courses for 16-18 year-olds nearly 7% better than national average*