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Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy & Wellbeing

Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy & Wellbeing

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This course is for those who wants to pursue a career in the fast growing barbering industry.

Course details

You will study Gents Hairdressing using different barbering techniques. The course will include the underpinning knowledge and skills to enable you to become a competent barber. This will include:

  • Health and safety
  • Advise and consult with clients
  • Shampoo and condition
  • Cutting hair including cutting facial hair, beards and moustaches
  • Colouring clients hair
  • Style and finish hair
  • Create basic patterns in hair
  • Team work, creating a positive impression and client care

If your salon employs staff who hold an assessor's qualification you may also be able to achieve assessments in the industry. During the course you may be given the opportunity to attend National shows and exhibitions where you can see demonstrations by some of the country's leading Barbers. Once a year we hold a college show and you may be expected to participate.

Entry guidelines
  • Level 1 qualification in a relevant subject area or an assessment of individual skills and experience may be considered for some applicants.
  • Although not essential, we highly recommend a placement in a barbers of at least one day per week and have a genuine interest in Barbering.
  • An ability to communicate one to one e.g. to a tutor or client and in a group as part of a discussion.
  • Satisfactory interview and assessment.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Assessment Method

Assessments continue throughout the course. Practical assessment tests are carried out and written assignments. In addition there are VTCT End Tests.

Additional Information
  • This course and the hairdressing profession requires you to be able to carry out physical work for long periods of time. Reasonable adjustments will be made to accommodate disabilities.
  • You will need math skills to be able to measure products and work within timings.
  • Reading & writing will be required for achievement of exams. Technical language will be taught on the course.
  • You will be expected to provide your own models on a weekly basis from approximately October in order to achieve the looks required for this qualification, this will be discussed further during interview.
  • This cost of equipment covers approximately £20 for uniform and £230 for barbering equipment. If you already own suitable equipment you may not need to purchase this.
Where can I progress to?

You may gain positions working as a stylist in barbering salons in the UK area and abroad.

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When does this course run?

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).

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