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Hair and Beauty Studies at Ruskin - The Priory Academy

Course description

Course Description

The Principal learning qualifications offer an introduction to the world of hair and beauty; it is a combination of theory knowledge (70%) and practical (30%) activities which relate to the hair and beauty sector. This qualification provides a gateway to the different sectors of the hair and beauty sector, such as hairdressing, African type hairdressing, barbering, beauty therapy, spa therapy and nail services. It allows learners to build on their acquired knowledge and understanding and progress into further/higher education and future employment.

As this qualification is a mature approach to learning it includes 1 option block and a compulsory 3 hours after school session, which will include a salon work placement.

Safe and healthy working practices in the hair and beauty sector and related industries: This unit will expose the learner to the key legal health and safety requirements, policies and procedures applicable to all employees, including how to behave in emergency situations.

The world of hair and beauty: The purpose of this unit is to expose the learner to the exciting world of the hair and beauty sector and the global environment in which its industries operate.

The science of hair and beauty: This unit will expose the learner to the exciting and diverse scientific world within the hair and beauty sector, beyond that of the consumer, by introducing them to basic anatomy, physiology and science related to technical services.

Communication and client care in the hair and beauty sector: This unit aims to encourage and develop the communication skills that will help learners build a successful career.

History of hair and beauty in society: This unit will expose the learner to the exciting history behind hair, beauty and related industries and how this has impacted on developments in technology and society, through a journey of discovery, focusing on one era as a focal point for study.

Promoting and selling products and services by professional recommendation in the hair and beauty sector: This unit will expose the learner to the basic aspects of promoting and selling by professional recommendation, exploring why these activities are essential to the business success within the hair and beauty sector.

Salon business systems and processes: This unit will expose the learner to the operation of business systems and processes used in a hair and beauty salon reception function. Knowledge and understanding gained will equip learners with a sector basic range of transferable and commercial business skills.

Exploring skin care and make-up: This unit will expose the learner to the exciting and creative world of skin care and make-up, extending the learners' knowledge, understanding and skills, beyond that of the consumer through a variety of techniques and routines that may be delivered within the beauty industries.

Exploring hair care and styling: This unit will expose the learner to the exciting and creative world of hair care and styling and will extend the learner's knowledge, understanding and skills, beyond that of the consumer, of hair care and styling services.

Exploring hand care and nail art: This unit will expose the learner to the exciting and creative world of hand care and nail art, extending the learners' knowledge, understanding and skills, beyond that of the consumer through a variety of techniques and routines that may be delivered within the beauty industries.

Entry requirements

Special Features

Due to City and Guilds restrictions, we will only be able to offer 12 places on this course.

Future opportunities

Why study this subject?

If you want to explore and gain an understanding of the hair and beauty industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ruskin - The Priory Academy directly.

Last updated date: 10 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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