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What will I study?

Full Time Courses.

Level 1 Hairdressing & Barbering

This qualification is a support role within a commercial Hair or Barbering 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.

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

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Cutting and Styling

Learners will study theoretical aspects of the subject and apply them to practical tasks.

Core topics include:

  • Shampooing, conditioning and hair and scalp treatments
  • Styling, setting and finishing hair
  • Cutting hair using basic techniques
  • Plaiting and twisting hair

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Hair Colouring Services 

  Learners will study theoretical aspects of the subject and apply them to practical tasks.

Core topics include:

  • Colouring and lightening hair
  • Styling and finishing services

For learners who are exempt from both English and maths - we offer a fast track 1 year Level 2 Technical Certificate in Hairdressing. This qualification includes content from the Level 2 courses above and learners will apply theoretical aspects of the subject and do 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 very 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 underlying principles and practical skills required in the beauty industry. They are a stepping-stone to a higher-level qualification such as VRQ Diplomas, Technical Diplomas and NVQ’S. HABIA, the standard setting body for Hair and Beauty, has approved them and the awarding body City & Guilds provide the qualification

To achieve full certification, you must complete 5 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

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

 

Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing for Colour Technicians 

(Pre requisite - Must have previous Level 2 Hairdressing qualification)

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 provide a sound platform from which to progress to N/SVQs. They have been approved by Habia, the standard setting body for hairdressing. They have been designed by City & Guilds.

To achieve full certification, you must complete 8 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

  • Thursday eve 5-9pm
  •  Start Date 13.9.18 (35 weeks)
  • Uniform and kit required
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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, learn the principles of colour selection, undertake hair and skin testing and supporting senior stylist.

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

You will be required to demonstrate the following skills as a Stylist -  client care, communication with clients and colleagues, teamwork, time management, industry expected standard of appearance and 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 you will a do 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 practise your skills as a Stylist in our industry standard salons.

Compulsory kit and uniform cost -

Level 2- Kit £150.00 / Uniform £50

 

Advanced Apprenticeship in Hairdressing/Senior Stylist - Level 3

This apprenticeship is designed those who have completed a relevant Level 2 NVQ or Level 3 VRQ , 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.

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 NVQ Hairdressing

Level 2 Functional Skills

ERR - Employer Rights and Responsibilities

You will attend college 1 day per week and you will a do 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 practise your skills as a Stylist in our industry standard salons.

Compulsory kit and uniform cost -

Level 2- Kit £150.00 / Uniform £50

How will I be assessed?

All Technical Qualifications are graded (Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction*), having external end point assessments.

These Include :

  • Written theory paper
  • Synoptic practical examination

Milestone assessment points will track learner progress in preparation for end point assessment and include written tests and assignments, oral questioning, practical skills demonstrations and mock assessments.  

For Level 3 qualifications the 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 end point assessments.

Continuous assessment includes:

  • Practical observations

  • Externally set paper based/online modular tests

  • Oral questioning

  • Mock EPA (end point assessment)

  • Gateway meetings

  • Final end point assessments grades will be pass, merit or distinction

Advanced Apprenticeship in Hairdressing/Senior Stylist - Assessment takes place within college and in the work placement.

Continuous assessment includes:

  • Practical observations

  • Externally set paper based/online modular tests

  • Oral questioning

  • Assignments

What will this lead to?

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Cutting and styling  is aimed at learners looking to start a career in the hairdressing industry. Learners could 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 Hair Colouring Services is aimed at learners looking to start a career in the hairdressing industry. Learners could progress into employment, onto an Apprenticeship or further their studies by taking a Level 2 in Cutting and Styling 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 could 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, Spa's, Cruise ship's, 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 as a stylist in a variety of salons,  hair and makeup work in TV/film or self employed freelance stylist.

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

Employment can be found in the following areas: Hair salons, Spa's, Cruise ship's, 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

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: Hair

Faculty: Hair and Barbering

Attendance Options: Apprenticeship, Full Time, Part Time, Traineeship

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