On this one-year course students will begin to develop hairdressing skills. Areas of study include:
- Health and safety
- Development of effective working relationships
- Shampoo and conditioning
- Preparing for hair services and maintaining work areas
- Blow drying hair
- Assisting with hair colour services
- Plaiting and twisting hair using basic techniques
- Reception duties (optional)
Students will also complete qualifications in maths, English and employability.
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Preferably a grade D in GCSE English and Maths or Level 1 in Essential Skills Wales communication and application of number. You will be required to complete an initial assessment in literacy and numeracy.
You will attend college for 17 hours per week and will spend your time in the salons and in the classroom. All assessments are continuous to include practical observations and written tests.
Level 2 in Hairdressing or employment in a salon as an assistant.
Related courses could include the Level 2 Beauty Specialist Techniques.
All students will be required to purchase a full hairdressing kit, uniform, etc. The total cost is approximately £350 (funding for this may be available).