Hair

Faculty of Hair and Barbering

Attendance Options: Full Time, Part Time, Full Time

 

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:

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:

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:

Key information

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:

Additional units:

Uniform and kit required - more information provided after application.


How will I be assessed?

Level 2 Certificate in Hairdressing  

Continuous assessment includes:

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

This includes:

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:


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:

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:

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


Entry requirements

Entry Level Courses : 
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). 

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

Full Time GCSE Re-sit Study Course
You will receive an offer of a place on the course subject to passing an English & Maths assessment. 

Full Time Level 1 Course 
English & Maths GCSE Grades E-G/1- 2 or English & Maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3. 

Full Time Level 2 Course 
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including English and Maths or a vocational qualification Level 1, plus GCSE grade D/3 in both English and Maths. 
English & Maths Functional Skills Level 1 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs.  

Full time Level 3 Course
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A-C/4-9 (including English and Maths) or a vocational qualification Level 2, plus GCSE grade C/4 in both English and Maths

T Level 
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.

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

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.