Course Title Introduction to the Hairdressing and Beauty Sector (Hair Route)
Level: 1
Code Y005

Overview of the Course

This course will provide you with an introduction to a career in hairdressing. It will give you a valuable insight into the industry, develop your skills and provide you with relevant industry knowledge. An enthusiasm for hairdressing is essential, in addition to personal qualities of motivation, good communication and dexterity skills. Mature learners are welcome on this course.

What are the career opportunities?

  • Hairdresser
  • Salon Owner
  • Stylist
  • Barber
  • Freelance Hairdresser
  • Cruise Liner Stylist
  • Salon Manager
  • Manufacturer Technician
  • Salon Receptionist

What are the entry requirements?

Three or more GCSEs at grades A*-G, including maths and English at grade 9-1 (A*-G).

How long is the course and when can I start?

This course is for a duration of one year and starts in September.

How is the course structured and how will I be assessed?

The qualification is based on practical experience.You will work at your own pace throughout the programme and competence will be assessed during the year. Assessments will take place through practical observations, assignments and online theory tests. Each module will be graded Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Whilst on your study programme, you will achieve knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector
  • Presenting of a Professional Image
  • Shampooing and Conditioning
  • Colour in the Hair and Beauty Industry
  • Styling Women's Hair
  • Colour and hair using Temporary Colours
  • The Art of Dressing Hair
  • Creating a Hair and Beauty Image
  • Health and Safety
  • Working with Others

What employability skills will I develop on this course?

During the course you will develop skills in customer service, dealing with diverse sectors of the public as well as organisation and time management skills. In addition you will also develop skills in speaking and listening and written English language, as well as maths/numeracy related money, time and estimating.

Work experience

At Bury College you will benefit from work experience as an essential element of your study programme. You will be supported to secure a work experience placement allowing you to gain hands-on work based industry skills.

Study programme enrichment opportunities

Enrichment opportunities include: Competition classes, Master classes with industry experts, Employer input, Trips and visits to industry based activities, Inclusion in sporting/exercise activities, Tutorial sessions covering a range of topical issues including Prevent and British Values.

Are there any additional costs or requirements?

Additional costs include a Level 1 kit which costs approximately £150.00. A female uniform will cost £48.75 and consists of a tunic, leggings and ballet shoes. Male uniform will cost £7.50 and consists of a polo shirt. Own smart black trousers and smart black shoes complete the uniform. No trainers or sports shoes are allowed. You should have excellent personal appearance and communication skills, a professional manner, good attitude and commitment to achieve on this course.

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