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Hairdressing Advanced Apprenticeship at Truro and Penwith College

Course description

You will learn the importance of having excellent employability skills such as communication, attendance, personal presentation, time keeping, personal development, flexibility, commitment and how this will impact on your career path.

You will learn the basic hairdressing techniques that are the foundation of becoming a successful hairdresser. Your practical lessons will be held in a professional commercial salon environment.

The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing is a job ready qualification based on National Occupational Standards.

Course content

The programme includes:

Advise and consult with clients – to develop your knowledge and understanding of the important skill of consulting with your clients to determine their ideas and requirements.
Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp – to develop your knowledge, understanding and skill for shampooing, conditioning and treating the hair and scalp.
Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work – to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills to be able to take responsibility for improving your performance at work and working well with your colleagues.
Style and finish hair – to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills to style hair using blow drying and finger drying techniques.
Set and dress hair – to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills to use a range of setting and dressing techniques to achieve a variety of looks.
Cut hair – to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills to create a variety of basic looks.
Colour and lighten hair – to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills to be able to change the hair colour using semi-permanent, quasi-permanent, permanent and lightening products. You will learn the ability to colour a full head, regrowth and the creation of highlight and lowlight effects.
Perm and neutralise hair – to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills to be able to carry out basic perming and neutralising services to the satisfaction of your client.
Plait and twist hair – to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills to use plaiting and twisting techniques to achieve a variety of different looks.
Fulfil salon reception duties – to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills of welcoming and receiving people entering the salon, handling enquiries, making appointments, dealing with client payments and generally maintaining the reception area.

Future opportunities

The Advanced Apprenticeship in Hairdressing teaches advanced skills and creative techniques to enable students to progress to a senior stylist.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Truro and Penwith College directly.

Last updated date: 15 June 2016

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