Lecturers teaching on your course are equipped with vast experience and expertise in hairdressing and learning and teaching methods. Lecturers continually upskill in professional development.
Your course will be interactive using a variety of methods to ensure your learning and progression needs are met. Units are lecturer led; however, we fully encourage you to take ownership of your own learning.
The department has strong links with industry, work experience is an essential part of the course, and as such, you will be required to secure a work placement in a hairdressing salon one day a week for the full duration of your course.
On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a Level 6 National Certificate Group Award in Hairdressing.
You must be 16 years of age by August 2023 to undertake this course.
Information and Interview Session Requirements
Learners will be required to attend a face-to-face interview or an interview on Teams video to further discuss your application. You will be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you can find out more about the course and tell us why you are interested in this subject area.
This is a key aspect of the application process. You must confirm your attendance should you be offered an appointment.
During the information and interview session, we will ensure the entry requirements and your aspirations and career plan are appropriate for the course and the level of course you have applied for. It is therefore important that you prepare well for this.
What you will learn
You will develop advanced skills
Hair Colouring and Lightening
Creative Cutting and Styling
Style Dress and Finish Hair
Styling for a Total Look
Current Make-up Trends
(This may be subject to change)
Work experience is an essential part of the course, so you will be required to be in work placement in a hairdressing salon one day a week for the full duration of your course.
The course is a blend of both theory and practical subjects. Committed to helping you achieve your full potential; the teaching team employ a wide range of blended teaching methods to ensure that you are engaged at all levels of study and are supported in every aspect of your educational experience.
This is a full-time course with additional home study.
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Additional funding information
The department has strong links with industry, and you will be encouraged to take up salon work during your course to gain industry insight and knowledge.