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Barbering

What will I study?

Full Time Courses

For learners who just fall short of the Level 2 entry requirements we offer Level 1 Hairdressing. This qualification is a support role within a commercial Hair or Barbering type environment and includes a variety of basic Hair and Barbering skills such as Shampooing, Hair and scalp consultation, Colour removal and basic styling techniques. This qualification will prepare learners for progression to level 2 Hairdressing or Barbering

All new learners interested in Barbering will start on the Level 2 Diploma in Barbering and will study theoretical aspects of the subject and apply them during practical assessment tasks.

Core topics include:

  • Cross knowledge (Anatomy, Health & Safety, Sustainability & Client Care)

  • Consultation

  • Shampoo & condition

  • Reception duties and customer service

  • Cutting men’s hair

  • Cutting facial hair

  • Dry and finish

  • Basic outlines and details

  • Assist with shaving

Level 3 Diploma in Barbering covers advanced practical skills and essential knowledge for working within the barbering industry.

Core topics include:

  • Scalp Massage services
  • Health & Safety

  • Consultation

  • Cutting men’s hair

  • Cutting facial hair
  • Shaving and facial massage services

  • Creative hairdressing skills

  • Design and create patterns

  • Human resource management

There will be costs associated with the kit and salon uniform required for the course.

Work Experience is an essential part of all full time study programmes. Learners will complete a minimum 35 hours within an industry linked environment per academic year/qualification.

Part Time Courses

Level 3 Diploma in Barbering 

This is a 1 year intense evening course only available to adult learners who are fully committed  and requires 100% attendance. It covers both basic and  advanced practical skills and essential knowledge for working within the barbering industry.

Core topics include:

  • Scalp Massage services
  • Health & Safety

  • Consultation

  • Cutting men’s hair

  • Cutting facial hair
  • Shaving and facial massage services

  • Creative hairdressing skills

  • Design and create patterns

  • Human resource management
  • Thursday eve 6-9pm
  • Start date 06.02.20 (35 weeks) will also be Sept. start.
  • Uniform and kit costs (£212.50, plus additional clipper options and shave bowl & brush) 

What will I study? (Apprenticeship)

Intermediate Apprenticeship Hair Professionals- Barbering / Barber

On the Hair Professionals Barbering, you will gain the skills and knowledge on how to run a column of clients and consultation techniques. As a Barber, you will carry out the following services, cutting and styling hair, shampooing, cutting facial hair, shaving services and cut facial hair.

Entry requirements- English and Maths grades 3-9 or A-D, or working towards Functional Skills Level 1.

What will I achieve?

Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals- Barbering

Level 2 Functional Skills

You will attend college 1 day per week and you will a minimum of 30 hours in the work place. Your College day will consist of maths and English delivery, theory class where you will gain knowledge to carry out services and understand the barbering industry. Demonstration and practice class is where you will be hands on gaining and practice your skills as a Barber in our purpose built Barbershop.

Compulsory kit and uniform cost-

Kit £212 PLUS Uniform

Advanced Apprenticeship in Barbering/Senior Barber

The Level 3 NVQ in Barbering is for those who have completed their Level 2 NVQ or level 3 VRQ and want to enhance their creative skills and take on a more responsible position at work. On the Advanced Apprenticeship in Barbering, you will gain skills on how to build cliental, client retention, provided client consultation services and referrals and support junior members of the team. As a Senior Barber you will carry out the following services, design and create a range of facial hair shapes, creative cut hair using a range of barbering techniques, provide Shaving services, design and Create patterns, develop, enhance and evaluate your creative hairdressing skills and contribute to the planning, implementation and evaluation of promotional activities.

Entry requirements- English and Maths grades 3-9 or A-D, or Functional Skills Level 1.

What will I achieve?

Level 3 NVQ Barbering

Level 2 Functional Skills

ERR- Employer Rights and Responsibilities

How will I be assessed?

Barbering qualifications are achieved via continual assessment throughout the duration of the course. Each module will have a number of practical summative assessments requirements, together with an end exam (usually completed on-line via the exams assessment centre within college). Learners will collate a portfolio of evidence so they can demonstrate they have achieved all the required assessments.

Milestone assessment points will track learner progress in preparation for Unit completion. These can include written tests and assignments, oral questioning, practical skills demonstrations and formative assessment.

How will I be assessed (Apprenticeship)?

Assessment takes place within college, in the work placement and at End Point Assessment centre.

Continuous on course assessment involving:

  • Practical observations
  • Externally set written/online modular tests
  • Oral questioning
  • Mock EPA (end point assessment)
  • Gateway meetings
  • Final End Point Assessments is grade pass, pass or distinction

     

What will this lead to?

The Level 2 Diploma in Barbering is aimed at learners that are looking to start a career in the barbering industry. Learners could progress into employment, onto an Apprenticeship or further their studies by taking a Level 3 Diploma in Barbering.

Other level 2 pathways could broaden their career opportunities such as Level 2 Beauty therapy (male grooming) or Ladies Hairdressing.

The Level 3 Diploma in Barbering provides you with a range of specialist technical skills and knowledge that will equip you to seek employment or further training within the hairdressing industry.

Employment can be found in the following areas: Barbers salons, Hair salon, Spa, Cruise ship, Holiday resort hotel salons

What will this lead to (Apprenticeship)?

Progression for a Barber- Assessor Awards, PTTLS Preparation for Teaching in the Long Life Learning Sector. Career options-, High Street Barber Shop, Salon owner or Freelance Barber. Starting salary- 10,000- 16,000

Progression for a Senior Barber- Advanced Apprenticeship in hairdressing, Assessor Awards, PTTLS Preparation for Teaching in the Long Life Learning Sector. Career options- Salon owner, Retail department store, Cruise Ship or Freelance Senior Barber. Starting salary- 16,000- 21,000

Entry requirements

Entry Level Programme: Skills for Life & Work

No formal qualifications are required for this course, although evidence of personal progression from previous education establishments would be beneficial.

These courses are specifically designed for learners with a special educational need (SEND).

Entry Level Programme: Skills & Employability

English & maths GCSE Grades G-U / 1 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3

 

GCSE Re-sit Study Programme

You will receive an offer of a place on the course subject to passing an English & maths assessment.

 

Vocational Level 1 Programme

English & maths GCSE Grades E-G/1- 2 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3.

 

Vocational Level 2 Programme

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including maths and English or a vocational qualification Level 1, plus GCSE grade D/3 in both maths and English. English & maths Functional Skills Level 1 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs.

 

Vocational Level 3 Programme

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A-C/4-9 (including maths and English) or a vocational qualification Level 2, plus GCSE grade C/4 in both maths and English

How to apply

You can apply for all our courses by choosing the Apply Now button, which appears once you have chosen the area you are interested in.

You can apply for Apprenticeship vacancies or register your interest in an Apprenticeship sector as follows -

To register your interest - https://www.oldham.ac.uk/apprenticeships-traineeships/apprenticeships/

To apply for a vacancy - https://www.oldham.ac.uk/apprenticeships-traineeships/apprenticeship-vacancies/

 

 

 

Cost

Full Time

If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits. We have a bursary scheme to assist with these costs.

  • If you're aged 19 or over, you may need to pay tuition fees and exam fees, but many students will be eligible for discounts on these.
  • If you're 19 to 23 and do not already hold a full Level 2 (five or more GCSEs at Grade A* to C/1-4; NVQ Level 2 or equivalent) or full Level 3 (an Access to Higher Education Course, BTEC National Certificate or Diploma, NVQ Level 3, or two or more A Levels or equivalent) qualification you will be exempt from paying tuition fee and exam fees if you undertake a full Level 2 or full Level 3 qualifications.    
  • If you are 19 and over, undertaking an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course you may be exempt from paying tuition and exam fees if you receive an active benefit (e.g. Universal Credit, Employment Support Allowance, Job Seekers Allowance) and are seeking work.
  • If you are aged 19 and over and study GCSE Maths or English and do not already hold a C grade/4 or higher in the subject that you are studying, you will be exempt from paying tuition fee and exam fees.
  • Please note that fees may be charged to students ages 19 and over on certain courses. For more information about course fees and whether you may be eligible for fee remission please ring 0161 785 4039 or email admissions@oldham.ac.uk

Part Time

If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits.

Please note that fees may be charged to students ages 19 and over on certain courses. For more information about course fees and whether you may be eligible for fee remission please ring 0161 785 4039 or email admissions@oldham.ac.uk

Cost (Apprenticeship)

Contribution Rules          

  • 16-18 Where the employer has under 50 employees and they are not a levy paying employer the learner is fully funded by the government, this rule also applies to 19-24 year old who are Care Leavers or in possession of an Educational Healthcare Plan
  • 16-18 Where the employer has 50 or more employees and they are not a levy payer there will be a 10% charge with the government paying the remaining 90%. The 10% contribution will be invoiced as per the table above.
  • 16-18 Where the employer is a levy payer, 100% of the funding will be claimed from their digital account on a monthly basis where the payments are scheduled according to the length of the learner's programme
  • 19+ All employers that are not a levy payers there will be a 10% charge with the government paying the remaining 90%. The 10% contribution will be invoiced as per the table above.
  • 19+ Where the employer is a levy payer, 100% of the funding will be claimed from their digital account on a monthly basis where the payments are scheduled according to the length of the learner's programme

Incentives

  • 16-18 The employer will receive £1,000 incentive, 50% at 90 days following enrolment and 50% at 365 days following enrolment assuming the student is still employed and active on the Apprenticeship. The employer will need to invoice the college for this at that time and confirm their eligibility to make the claims at that point. This applies to Apprenticeship Frameworks only and not new Standards.
  • 19-24 Where an employer has an Apprentice under the age of 25 where their earnings are below £43,000 per year the employer does not have to pay National Insurance Contributions (NIC's). Correct at the time of publication, check the HMRC section on gov.uk website

What happens next?

It is important that you come along and speak to one of our staff about your choice/s.

Once we receive your application, you will be invited in to speak to a tutor or a member of the Apprenticeship team to discuss your application.

This will provide you with the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the course/Apprenticeship and to see our facilities.

 

Overview

Title: Barbering

Faculty: Hair and Barbering

Attendance Options: Apprenticeship, Full Time, Part Time

Delivery Method: Face-to-face

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