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 Barbering. 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. We are extremely proud of the high calibre of professionals from MR's Barbers that work alongside us providing training and work experience for our young trainee barbers.
The Technical Qualifications in Barbering will provide you with the requisite knowledge, understanding and skills to work competently as a barber. Throughout this qualification you will ensure responsibility to reduce risks to health and safety, advise and consult with clients, shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp, cut hair using basic barbering techniques, cut facial hair to shape using basic techniques, basic colour services and dry and finish men's hair.
Some or all of the following units will be covered: Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety, cut hair using basic barbering techniques, cut facial hair to shape using basic techniques, dry and finish men's hair, shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp, advise and consult with clients.
Each unit will be practically assessed whilst learners work on paying clients in the salon session, during which they 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 Barbering , Nail Technology, Hairdressing, 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