This advanced course is designed to prepare you for a successful career as an employed and/or self-employed Hairdresser/Stylist.
Based in our commercial salon, you will practise cutting, colouring, basic colour correction, and styling on paying clients whilst providing a first-class hairdressing salon experience.
When will I start the course and how long will it take?
The course will start in September and will take one year to complete.
This course will take place at our Main Campus, Huyton, Liverpool, L36 3SD.
What will I study?
During this course, you will cover the following units:
- Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
- Hairdressing consultation support for colleagues
- Colour hair to create a variety of looks
- Cut women’s hair to create a variety of looks
- Style and dress hair using a variety of techniques
- Promote and sell products and services to clients
- Creative hairdressing design skills
- Bridal hairstyling
- Research in the hair and beauty sector
How is it assessed?
You will be continually assessed throughout the course, completing all of your assessments on a commercial client (paying customer).
You will also build an evidence-based portfolio of work, to capture the practical skills and experience that you have developed on your course.
Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?
You should have achieved a level 2 Hairdressing qualification and grade 4 in English and maths or working towards achieving them.
Achieving a good standard of English and maths is a key requirement for many jobs, as well as for courses you may wish to progress on to. If you achieve below grade 4 in your English and/or maths GCSEs at school, you will study it alongside your chosen course when you join us.
What are the course fees?
If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2023), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please visit our dedicated Financial Support page.
What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?
Students who complete this course are eligible to become a graduate State Registered Hairdresser (SRH) with The Hairdressing Council.
As a senior hairdresser/stylist, you could progress directly into employment in a variety of contexts, which include:
- Commercial hair salons
- Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
- Product manufacturing and training
- Television, film, theatre and media
- Cruise liners
- Hospitals/care homes
- Armed services
- HM Prison Service
You will also have the opportunity to develop your skills further by undertaking the level 4 Diploma in Salon Management.
As part of this programme, you are required to wear a uniform (tunic), which will be worn with black trousers or a skirt and a full black shoe. Our recommended uniform supplier is Florence Roby. There is also a kit required to complete your assessments which can be purchased from our recommended supplier, Dennis Williams. More information will be provided during the application process and you may be eligible for a bursary to cover these costs.
Are you ready to apply?
However, if you still have questions in relation to this course and wish to receive further information, please submit your enquiry here.
Ref: Sue Skupski