A career in hairdressing could be right for you if you have creativity, flair, an eye for detail and a passion for excellent customer service. Our training hair salons are run in partnership with Wella; offering access to the latest products and training for all students.
Career opportunities are varied: you could become a self-employed stylist or salon owner, or develop your technical skills in specialist areas such as colouring, extensions, African hair styling, wedding hair styling, and many more.
In addition to gaining valuable work experience both within and outside of our on-site traning salons, you will learn a range of key skills and techniques required in hairdressing, including health and safety, advising and communicating with clients, and stock control and management.
You will also visit other local salons, attend masterclasses, visit trade exhibitions, and take part in competitions to boost your skills, knowledge and creativity.
What you'll learn
You will learn to:
- cut and style
- permanently wave hair
You will work on a range of clients of different ages, genders and ethnicities to develop your competence to work on all clients.
You will also learn theory to complement your practical work.
How you'll learn and be assessed
This course consists of a mixture of practical and commercial classes, theory projects, independent study, tutorial sessions and assessments.
Work experience is also an important element of this course.
Formal assessment is done by:
- case studies
- oral questioning
- practical application
You need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including maths and English or functional skills Level 1 in maths and English.
Applicants will be invited to attend an interview and complete an internal assessment. A good school report or reference and a successful interview are also required.
You need to be well presented, creative, have good communication skills, and show that you are focussed and committed to this industry.
All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.