After successful completion of this course, you could progress onto the Hairdressing Diploma Level 2 or could consider a Hair Professional Apprenticeship.
What can this course lead to?
Who is it for?
Gain an introduction to hairdressing whilst working in our fully-equipped salons. You will study basic hairdressing techniques including: how to style women’s and men’s hair, shampoo and conditioning, consultation and customer service.
What is covered?
You will study the following units:
- Styling and dressing hair
- Customer service
- Shampooing and conditioning
- Health and Safety
- Assist with colouring
- Assist with reception duties
- Plaiting hair
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
There are no GCSE/formal entry requirements for this course. We will however review each application on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suitable for you.
One of the ways we do this is through a very effective ‘6 weeks to success programme’ that operates from the first day you start your course. This includes support such as (but not limited to):
- Allowing you to change courses if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks -subject to availability
- Moving you between course levels if you are finding your current level too easy / too hard—subject to availability
- Enrolling you on a GCSE or Functional Skills maths and English programme alongside you main course
You will learn through practical demonstrations and practise what you have learnt on real, paying clients in our commercial salon.
You will be assessed through practical observations, online tests and questions. You will also complete assignments to develop your theory knowledge.
You will be required to purchase a kit and uniform. Full details on how we can support you with the purchase of kit and uniform can be found on our Student Support web pages.You will also be required to source clients for practical learning throughout the academic year .
There maybe opportunities to visit Salon International at London’s Excel where you can check out the latest developments, get your hands-on new products and see live demonstrations.You may also have the chance to get involved in competitions such as the AHT (Association of Hairdressers & Therapists) Awards where the College have an enviable reputation for success, regularly achieving top places in the national finals across multiple categories.