Practical Vs Theory
Develop your professional and specialist skills in hairdressing through the study of advanced cutting and colouring techniques including creative styling and dressing, creative colouring and cutting and cutting Men’s hair.
You will gain practical experience in our on-site commercial salon and develop your hair design portfolio working on fashion shoots and competitions.
What Does The Programme Include
You will perform a range of hairdressing services in a realistic working salon environment. You will learn through live practical demonstrations, research and small group-based activities.
You will require a recent Hairdressing Level 2 qualification or equivalent. If you are not progressing as an internal application a trade test will be arranged to assess suitability.
Mature students may offer current experience in a salon as an alternative to formal qualifications.
Students at this level will also be expected to obtain a relevant industry placement 2 days a week, to support their progress on the course.
How The Course Will Be Assessed
The majority of your assessment will be through practical observation. You will complete online tests, assignments and a portfolio of evidence to assess your knowledge and understanding of Hairdressing.
You will require a “top up” hairdressing kit and uniform. Details will provided to you prior to enrolment.
Potential Future Career
Students on this course excel in competitions, source excellent and rewarding placements, and as a result have great reputations for success and progression in to the industry.
On successful completion of this course, you could progress to careers such as a Hair Stylist, Hair Colourist or as a Technical Representative. You could also further your studies with a HND in Salon Management at university.
You will study the following units:
- Creatively Style and Dress Hair
- Creatively Cut Hair Using a Combination of Techniques
- Creativelym Colour and Lighten Hair
- Providing Client Consultation Services
- Develop, enhance and Evaluate your Creative Hairdressing Skills
- Contributing to the planning, implementation and evaluation of promotional activities
- Cut Men’s Hairstyles
There maybe opportunities to visit Salon International at London’s Excel where you can check out the latest developments, get your hands-on new products and see live demonstrations.
You may also have the chance to get involved in competitions such as the AHT (Association of Hairdressers & Therapists) Awards where the College have an enviable reputation for success, regularly achieving top places in the national finals across multiple categories.