This qualification has been designed to prepare you for employment as a Junior Hairdresser/Stylist. You will be trained in different hair techniques and work on external clients to gain real life hairdressing experience which is a great opportunity to build confidence and skills.
What will I learn?
This is a practical based course and you will receive ongoing assessment on your practical skills. There will be theory which underpins the practical knowledge. In addition to your study programme, work experience within a salon is highly recommended and will lead to job opportunities.
- Change hair colour using basic techniques
- Cut hair using basic techniques
- Style and finish hair
- Set and dress hair
How will I be assessed?
You will carry out a range of practical assessments within a commercial salon environment. You will collate theoretical evidence in the form of assignments, projects, tests, quizzes, demonstrations and presentations.
Level 1 Diploma in Hairdressing and/or at least 2 GCSEs at grade 4-9 (A-C). Potential students will be required to attend an interview and complete a skills test prior to enrolment.
Progression & Career Opportunities
Upon completion of this course you can progress on to the Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing (full time or apprenticeship) or a Level 2 Certificate in Barbering. Many of our students find employment after completion on this course in various roles within a salon or work as self employed Stylists.
You will be required to purchase a hair kit which will include everything you need to start your career in hairdressing. A uniform will be required so that you are presenting a professional image at all times and a course text book will be invaluable for home study. During your year of study there will also be opportunities to participate in workshops, trips and exhibitions.