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Hair and Barbering

What will I study?

Full-time courses

New learners interested in hairdressing with a good level of maths and English will start on a Level 2 qualification.

Level 2 Certificate in Hairdressing: This qualification is a basic introduction within a commercial Hair or Barbering environment and includes a variety of basic hairdressing skills - such as shampooing, hair and scalp consultation, basic cutting, styling and dressing hair and a basic introduction to colour.

This qualification prepares learners for progression to the Level 2 Technical Hairdressing Cutting and Colouring pathway.

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Hairdressing: This qualification includes content from the Level 2 course above. Learners apply theoretical aspects of the subject to complete practical tasks.

Core topics include:

  • Principles of hairdressing practice
  • Shampooing, conditioning and hair and scalp treatment
  • Styling, setting and dressing hair
  • Cutting hair using basic techniques
  • Colouring and lightening hair.

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Hairdressing: This course covers a wide range of skills and knowledge required for working in the Hairdressing industry.

Core topics:

  • Creatively colouring and lightening hair
  • Hairdressing consultation services
  • Creatively styling and dressing hair
  • Hair colouring correction services
  • Creative hair design skills.

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 2 Certificate in Hair Techniques - Cutting Women's Hair (£850)

Level 2 Certificates are vocational qualifications which focus on the development of the principles and practical skills required in the beauty industry. They are a stepping stone to a higher level qualification, such as a VRQ Diploma, Technical Diploma or NVQ. HABIA, the standard setting body for Hair and Beauty, has approved them, and the awarding body City & Guilds provides the qualification.

To achieve full certification, you must complete five units.

Mandatory units:

  • Unit 201 Working in the Hair Industry
  • Unit 202 Follow Health and Safety in the Salon
  • Unit 204 Shampoo and Condition Hair
  • Unit 206 Cut Women’s Hair
  • Unit 209 The Art of Dressing Hair

Key information

  • Tuesday evenings, 6-9pm
  • Start Date: 11th September (34 weeks)
  • Uniform and Kit required. (Hairdressing kit £174)

Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing for Colour Technicians

Please note: You must have previous Level 2 Hairdressing qualifications to take the Level 3.

Level 3 Diplomas and certificates are advanced vocational qualifications which focus on the development of the underlying principles and practical skills required in the Hairdressing industry. They are designed to deliver a high level of occupational capability and allow you to progress to NVQs. They have been approved by HABIA, the standard setting body for hairdressing, and designed by City & Guilds.

To achieve full certification, you must complete eight units, comprising all five mandatory units and three additional units.

Mandatory units:

  • Unit 302 Monitor and maintain health and safety practices in the salon
  • Unit 303 Consultation support for colleagues on hair services
  • Unit 305 Style and dress women’s hair using a variety of techniques
  • Unit 306 Colour hair to create a variety of looks
  • Unit 410 Hair Colour Correction

Additional units:

  • Unit 311 Bridal Hair
  • Unit 316 Creative Hairdressing Design
  • Unit 304 Cut women’s hair to create a variety of looks

Uniform and kit required - more information provided after application.

What will I study? (Apprenticeship)

Intermediate Apprenticeship Hair Professionals/Stylist - Level 2

You will gain skills and knowledge in the following areas:

  • booking appointments
  • conducting consultations
  • learning the principles of colour selection
  • undertaking hair and skin testing
  • supporting a senior stylist.

You will carry out shampooing and conditioning the hair and scalp, styling and finishing hair to create a variety of looks, colouring and lightening hair, basic colour correction, and perming and cutting hair using a range of techniques.

As a Stylist, you will be required to demonstrate the following skills:

  • client care
  • communication with clients and colleagues
  • teamwork
  • time management
  • industry expected standard of appearance
  • safe working practices.

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
  • Level 2 Functional Skills

You will attend College 1 day per week and spend a minimum of 30 hours in the work place.

In College, you will study maths and English and different aspects of hairdressing theory, which will help you to develop a good understanding of the hair industry. Demonstration and practice classes will enable you to practice your skills as a Stylist in our industry-standard salons.

Compulsory kit and uniform cost:

  • Kit £150.00
  • Uniform £50.00

Advanced Apprenticeship Creative Hair Professionals/Senior Stylist - Level 3

This Apprenticeship is designed for those who have completed a relevant Level 2 Hair Professionals NVQ, and want to enhance their creative skills and take on a more responsible position at work.

You will learn how to creatively cut, lighten and dress hair and undertake colour corrections, how to create a collection of looks, and straightening and smoothing services. 

You will learn how to build up and retain clients, provide client consultation services and referrals, and support junior members of a team. You will be required to plan and organise a promotional event, focusing on client retention, retail and service sales and how respond to client feedback.

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

What will I achieve?

  • Level 3 Creative Hair Professionals 
  • Level 2 Functional Skills

You will attend College 1 day per week and spend a minimum of 30 hours in the work place.

In College you will study maths and English and different aspects of hairdressing theory, which will help you to develop a good understanding of the Hair industry. Demonstration and practice classes will enable you to practice your skills as a Stylist in our industry standard salons.

Compulsory kit and uniform cost:

  • Kit £150.00
  • Uniform £50.00

How will I be assessed?

Level 2 Certificate in Hairdressing  

Continuous assessment includes:

  • Practical observations
  • Externally set paper based/online modular tests
  • Verbal  questioning.

ALL technical qualifications are graded (Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*) by external end point assessments (EPAs).

This includes:

  • Written theory paper
  • Practical examination.

Milestone assessment points will track learner progress in preparation for the EPA, and include written tests and assignments, spoken questioning, practical skills demonstrations and mock assessments.

For Level 3 qualifications, ALL grade levels carry UCAS points to support progression to higher education.

How will I be assessed (Apprenticeship)?

Assessment takes place within College, in the work placement and at the end point assessment (EPA).

Continuous assessment includes:

  • Practical observations
  • Externally set paper based/online modular tests
  • Verbal questioning
  • Mock EPA
  • Gateway meetings
  • Assignments.

What will this lead to?

Level 2 Certificate in Cutting and Styling is aimed at learners looking to start a career in the hairdressing industry. Learners can progress onto an Apprenticeship or further their studies by undertaking a Level 2 in Hair Colouring Services, followed by a Level 3 qualification.

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Hairdressing is aimed at learners looking to start an early career in the hairdressing industry. Learners can progress into employment, onto an Apprenticeship or further their studies by taking qualifications at Level 3.

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Hairdressing aims to provide you with a range of specialist technical practical skills and knowledge which will equip you to secure employment or further training within the hairdressing industry.

Employment can be found in the following areas:

  • Hair salons
  • Spas
  • Cruise ships
  • Holiday resort hotel salons.

Opportunities for freelance work or self-employment are unlimited for motivated individuals who want to run their own business.

What will this lead to (Apprenticeship)?

Progression for a Stylist can include working in salons, hair and makeup work in TV/film or as a self-employed freelance stylist.

Progression for a Senior Stylist can include Hairdressing or Barbering in a variety of salons, becoming an Assessor by completing the PTTLS course (Preparation for Teaching in the Long Life Learning Sector) or working in hair and make up to work in TV/film.

Employment can be found in the following areas:

  • Hair salons
  • Spas
  • Cruise ships
  • Holiday resort hotel salons.

Opportunities for freelance work or self-employment are unlimited for motivated individuals who want to run their own business.

Entry requirements

T Levels

Minimum of 5 GCSE passes but English and Maths GCSE must be Grade 5 or above.

T levels in Science and Healthcare Science will also require a minimum of a grade 5 in a GCSE Science subject.


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 - http://www.oldham.ac.uk/apprenticeships-traineeships/apprenticeships/

To apply for a vacancy - http://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 5% charge with the government paying the remaining 95%. The 5% 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 5% charge with the government paying the remaining 95%. The 5% 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.

 

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Overview

Course: Hair

Sector: Hair and Barbering

Attendance Options:
    Full Time     Part Time     Apprenticeship

Delivery Method: Face-to-face

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