|Qualification type||City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate|
You will be expected to be in college for a minimum of 3 days per week, from 9:15 to 4:00. Your timetable will be confirmed at induction.
Entry by interview. Applicants will have completed Level 1 in Hairdressing or Barbering, but we will also consider students who have achieved grade 4 and above in English and Maths, and minimum of one other subject at grade 4 and above. Applicants that are 19+ do not require previous qualifications but will need an interview to assess suitability.
The Academy of Hair and Beauty, West Suffolk College Sixth Form campus, Bury St Edmunds
Is it for me?
What you'll learn
Principles and practices of hairdressing services
Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
Cutting hair using basic techniques
Styling and finishing techniques
Plaiting and twisting the hair
Working safely in the salon
Equipment required for the course
Upon enrolment for this course, learners will receive order forms that list all the equipment, tools and uniform requirements of the course. The uniform will consist of black tailored trousers, smart leggings, a tunic top, plain black cardigan and flat black closed toe shoes.
An equipment list will include all electrical equipment, combs, brushes, hair pieces and scissors needed, including a kit bag. Learners will be required to purchase tuition/mannequin heads that will be used to learn all the practical skills for hairdressing and have access to the recommended textbook that supports the knowledge delivered for this course.
At the start of the academic year, you may also need to consider an additional cost for membership to The Fellowship for British Hairdressing, trips and activities throughout the year.
Approx cost kit: £400
Approx cost uniform: £25
Work experience placements
Learners are required to find a work placement in a salon for at least one day per week, which will build relationships in the industry and could lead to employment in the future.
This course is practically assessed on a unit-by-unit basis working on live models, with oral assessment used to support practical and written evidence. The second term has a synoptic practical assessment, with live models, this covers practical skills and behaviours of a hairdresser. There will also be an end of course exam this covers theory. You will be graded Pass/Merit/Distinction/Distinction*.
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- Freelance Stylist
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Days & times
Starting September 2023