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. The course covers a wide range of treatments, client care and consultation, styling, and understanding hair growth and growth patterns. Working in our salon will allow you to gain first-hand experience of a commercial setting and excellent skills in all elements of styling hair. 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.
Upon successful completion of the Level 2 Diploma, you can progress on to a Level 3 Hairdressing programme at Bracknell and Wokingham College.
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
Four GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above including English and maths, or Level 1 Hairdressing and Functional Skills or entry by successful interview with an emphasis on life skills, employer references, previous education and communication skills.
It is essential to purchase personal equipment and salon work wear costing £400-£500.