Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy & Wellbeing

NVQ Hairdressing - G022

Conway Park Full Time Level 1

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If you are interested in this course after September, please contact the Student Adviser on 551 7777. This course provides you with an introduction to the hairdressing industry.

Course Details

You will study hairdressing skills which will enable you to assist the Hairdressing Stylist in a Salon. Part of your week will be spent working in the College Salons learning basic hairdressing skills and assisting the Level 2 students. You will be expected to work under pressure, stand for periods of time and have the skills to clear & tidy work areas. The course will enable you to study a wide range of skills, all of which will help you on your chosen career pathway, moving into employment or further training. You will get the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised vocational qualification linked to your chosen career. Also, this course will help you to improve your Maths, English and ICT, plus develop the personal and social skills which employers look for. You will be given support and guidance throughout your learning journey and your progress will be reviewed with you regularly. You will cover the following:

  • Shampooing & conditioning
  • Introduction to styling hair
  • Removing colour
  • Health and Safety

You will also spend time in the Salon Reception area taking responsibility for the clients entering and leaving the salon.

During your course there will be opportunities for attending National shows and exhibitions.

Entry Guidelines
  • Priority will be given to those aged 16-18 years old.
  • A Relevant Entry Level qualification or 3 GCSEs at Grade 2/E or above.
  • You need to have a genuine interest in Hairdressing.
  • An ability to communicate one to one e.g. to a tutor or client and to follow verbal instructions from a tutor or client.
  • You need the skills for working with customers e.g. helping to put on a gown and directing the client to the appropriate salon and workstation.
  • You must be prepared to give and receive treatments to/from other students on your course.
  • 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 provide your own equipment and overalls. Approximate cost £40.

Assessment Method

Practical assessment tests are carried out and written work will be completed. In addition to this there are VTCT online exams that you must sit.

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. You will also undertake a skills test to allow us to assess your dexterity.

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

  • A qualification such as BTEC Extended 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 requires 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?

This qualification could lead to work within the hairdressing industry or progress to NVQ 2 Hairdressing.

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Starting 3rd September 2019 - Ending - 24th June 2020REF G022L001

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

Please see our fees & discounts leaflet.

This course is FREE if you are aged 19+, unemployed/in receipt of eligible benefits or in work earning less than £17,550 annual gross salary (or £9/hour), and you do not have a level 3 qualification. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2019-20.

Planned Timetable

Day Times Campus
Tuesday 09:00 — 16:00 Conway Park
Friday 09:00 — 14:30 Conway Park

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11 to 4pm and Wednesdays 4 to 6.30pm (term time only).


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