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Method / place Classroom-based in Norwich, Norwich
Brief description You will be required to attend all timetabled classes. Average attendance throughout the year should be above 90%.
Requirements Must be employed in a hairdressing salon and it will be a benefit to have achieved at least two GCSEs at Grade C or above.
Certificate / Qualification NVQs
Funding Government funding available
Consult with training provider
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Hairdressing Foundation Modern Apprenticeship/Day Release (NVQ Level 2)
School of Hair and Beauty Therapy Industries
The course is for those who wish to follow a career in the hairdressing industry. Students will be employed in a hairdressing salon and will work towards achieving an NVQ Level 2 qualification in Hairdressing.
The NVQ Level 2 is made up of eight mandatory units;
G20 (G1) - Make sure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety.
G17 (G5) - Give clients a positive impression of yourself and your organisation.
G7 - Advise and Consult with clients.
GH8 (H9) - Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp.
GH10 (H10) - Style and finish hair.
GH11 (H10) - Set and dress hair.
GH12 (H6) - Cut hair using basic techniques.
GH9 (H13) - Change hair colour.
Plus one optional unit;
G4 - Fulfil salon reception duties.
G18 (G6) - Promote additional services or products to clients.
G8 - Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work.
GH13 - Plait and twist hair.
GH14 (H12) - Perm and neutralise hair.
GH15 - Attach hair to enhance a style.
Course Length: Two years Course Schedule: One day per week (usually Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday) in the first year. Salon assessments only in second year. Entry Requirements:
Must be employed in a hairdressing salon and it will be a benefit to have achieved at least two GCSEs at Grade C or above.
Core Skills: Key skills in Application of Number and Communication will also be completed.
Assessment: Practical assessments must be carried out on paying clients, under commercial timescales and to commercially acceptable standards; you will be encouraged to supply your own clients to help with this process.
There is a moderate amount of theory work involved on the hairdressing course; this will be tested via online multiple choice tests. Students failing to keep up with their work will be expected to receive additional learning support, if their tutor feels that it will help.
You will be continually assessed throughout the course by means of practical assessments and end of unit written or online tests and assignments which can be re-taken if necessary. Practical assessments must be carried out on paying clients although you will be encouraged to bring in your own clients to help with this. A reduction is made to the usual prices in this case.
Academic Progression: You can progress to NVQ Level 3 Hairdressing, or NVQ2 Beauty Therapy, or the Diploma in Theatrical and Media Make-Up
Career Progression: There are a wide variety of jobs for fully qualified hairdressers, including salon and spa work both in the UK and abroad. Hairdressers also work in hotels, on cruise liners, in hospitals and health clubs. With further experience, they can also become salon owners or follow careers in hair design for photography and fashion, teaching and training and work for manufacturers of hairdressing products as a technical advisor.
Full Description: You will be required to attend all timetabled classes. Average attendance throughout the year should be above 90%.
Your salon can expect you to receive visits from our Work Based Assessors, for regular reviews and to assess you in the workplace, as well as you attending the college.
Once you have a salon placement and your course day to attend has been agreed with your employer, you will receive a letter giving details of interview and then your induction to the course.
Costs: You will need to purchase a hairdressing kit (approx cost £180) and a salon tunic (approx cost £35) in order to commence your studies. A deposit will be taken during enrolment.