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Hairdressing Intermediate Apprenticeship at Derby College

Course description

This is a professional qualification awarded by City & Guilds for learners working in a commercial salon. You will gain a broad understanding of the hairdressing industry together with essential skills and knowledge, including transferable skills in areas like communication and customer care - which are increasingly important to employers. To support your main programme of study, future progression and life skills, you will also develop your skills in maths and English.

Course content

The apprenticeship leads to a professional qualification awarded by City & Guilds. Mandatory modules are:
  • Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety
  • Advise and consult with clients
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Change hair colour
  • Style and finish hair
  • Set and dress hair
  • Cut hair using basic techniques
To support your main programme of study, future progression and life skills, you will also develop your skills in maths and English.

Entry requirements

It is essential that students have excellent written and communication skills and a profile of GCSEs at grade D to include English Language.

Assessment

You will be assessed by a range of methods including practical observation, oral questioning, written tests, assignments and preparing a portfolio of evidence. Assessments are on-going throughout the year. Practical assessments are carried out in the workplace on clients. Maths and English will be assessed through a controlled assessment or final exam.

Further information

Further study
You can discuss progression opportunities with our teachingstaff. Options could include the Advanced Apprenticeship in Hairdressing. If studying for further qualifications, you will continue to develop your skills in maths and English.

Careers
You can advance your career in salons and spas or on cruise ships.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Derby College directly.

Last updated date: 31 March 2016

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