Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy & Wellbeing

Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector - G095

Conway Park Full Time Entry Level Duration 17 weeks

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If you are interested in this course after September, please contact the Student Advisers on 551 7777.

This course provides you with an introduction to the hairdressing and beauty therapy industry as well as developing your skills in personal and social development.

Course Details

You will be taught a range of skills and techniques across the hair & beauty sector, which will allow you to assist others in the salon. Part of your week will be spent working in the College Salons learning basic hair and beauty skills and assisting the Level 1, 2 and 3 students.

This course will help you to improve your maths & English, plus develop the personal and social skills which employers look for.

You will cover the following:

  • Shampooing and conditioning
  • Styling women's hair
  • Hair plaiting and braiding
  • Health and Safety
  • Hand care
  • Skin care

During your course there may be opportunities for you to attend National shows and exhibitions.

Entry Guidelines
  • This is a study programme for students that are 16-18 years.
  • No formal qualifications are required.
  • A genuine interest in Hairdressing/Beauty Therapy and an ability to communicate 1:1 with clients.
  • You must be prepared to give and receive treatments to/from other students on your course.
  • Ability to complete hairdressing skills such as sectioning hair, plaiting, setting hair, etc.
  • Satisfactory interview, assessment and reference or school report.

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.

Equipment Required

You will need to purchase a uniform which includes a face mask (approximate cost £50). You will also be required to buy a kit so you can practice your skills at home (approximate cost £90). This will be discussed at interview.

Assessment Method

You will be assessed in practical & theory by your tutor.

Additional Information

An interview for all candidates will be arranged with a member of the teaching team where you will have an opportunity to discuss the course and your individual needs.

Students may be able to fast track to level 1, dependent on progress.

Are you aged 16-18?
Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

  • A qualification such as VTCT Diploma
  • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
  • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A* - C in English and maths (grade 4 or above)
  • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips

This profession and course require you to be able to carry out physical work for long periods of time. Reasonable adjustments will be made to accommodate disabilities.

Where can I progress to?

You can progress onto Level 1 Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy. There is also the opportunity to apply for an internship which will involve some type of employment

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Starting 1st September 2020 - Ending - 17th June 2021

REF G095M001

If you are aged 16-18:

This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £450.00

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2020-21.

Planned Timetable

Day Times Campus
Monday 09:30 — 12:30 Conway Park
Tuesday 09:00 — 15:30 Conway Park

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