The Academy of Hair & Beauty Studies; where well trained, passionate and experienced staff deliver a variety of qualifications that are designed to ensure our students are ready for work, and have the knowledge, training, resilience and high aspirations that are needed to be successful.
Thank you for your interest and application to the NEW Technical qualifications in Hairdressing. As you know, this is a fast-growing industry and we at West Suffolk College are thrilled to be able to offer you the opportunity to study with us.
In The Academy Hairdressing, you will be trained in a broad range of personal and technical skills that you will require to be confident in this career with a strong emphasis on the personal qualities required to work in a service industry.
The Technical Qualifications in Hairdressing will provide you with the requisite knowledge, understanding and skills to work competently as a hairdresser. This full Level 2 Hairdressing is split into two distinct qualifications, year 1 & year 2 are stand alone courses with each leading to 0.5 of the full Diploma. Once both are achieved you may progress to L3 Advanced Diploma in hairdressing.
The course is designed to inspire and challenge the learner with up-to-date styling techniques that can be used within the salon and also for session and photographic work, thus enabling you to work as an advanced practitioner in any professional hair salon. Throughout these qualifications you will learn how to reduce risks to health and safety, advise and consult with clients, shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp, cut hair using basic techniques, hair colour services, plait & twist the hair, hair styling and set & dress long hair.
Each unit will be practically assessed whilst working on live clients in the salon session, during which you will be supervised and supported throughout. Oral assessment is also used to support practical and written evidence. End of year practical synoptic exams (practical trade tests) and theory exams will form your final grade of Pass/Merit/Distinction
Working in the Hairdressing, Barbering , Nail Technology, Beauty Therapy and Make-Up industry attracts passionate, artistic, and hardworking individuals, this is a demanding industry where maximum job satisfaction is guaranteed for the right person. This is an industry where teamwork, artistry and personal flair is part of every working day and that brings with it the responsibility and rewards that ensure that every day is a new and exciting challenge.
If you are looking for a long term, varied career that motivates and inspires your passion then this is the career for you
Some of the products used in the hairdressing and beauty industry contain nuts and therefore this occupation may not be suitable for those people with an allergy to nuts.
We are happy to provide a range of courses for anyone interested in kick starting a career in any of the five specialist vocations. Choose from a range of full time diplomas, perfect for those leaving school, or our part time courses for those aged 19+ or an apprenticeships where you can earn a wage while learning on the job.
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Starting September 2022