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Hairdressing at Oldham College Apprenticeships

Course description

Intermediate Apprenticeship Hair Professionals/ Stylist- Level 2

You will gain skills and knowledge in the following areas -  booking appointments, conducting consultations, learn the principles of colour selection, undertake hair and skin testing and supporting senior stylist.

As a stylist you will carry out the following services - shampooing and conditioning the hair and scalp, styling and finishing hair to create a variety of looks, colouring and lightening hair, basic colour correction, perming and cutting hair using a range of techniques.

You will be required to demonstrate the following skills as a Stylist -  client care, communication with clients and colleagues, teamwork, time management, industry expected standard of appearance and safe working practices.

Entry requirements- English and Maths grades 3-9 or A-D, or working towards Functional Skills Level 1.

What will I achieve?

Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals

Level 2 Functional Skills

You will attend college 1 day per week and you will a do a minimum of 30 hours in the work place.

In college you will study maths and English and different aspects of hairdressing theory,  which will help you to develop a good  understanding of the hair industry. Demonstration and practice classes will enable you to practise your skills as a Stylist in our industry standard salons.

Compulsory kit and uniform cost -

Level 2- Kit £150.00 / Uniform £50

 

Advanced Apprenticeship in Hairdressing/Senior Stylist - Level 3

This apprenticeship is designed those who have completed a relevant Level 2 NVQ or Level 3 VRQ , and want to enhance their creative skills and take on a more responsible position at work.

You will learn how to creatively cut, lighten and dress hair and undertake colour corrections.

You will learn how to build up and retain clients, provide client consultation services and referrals, and support junior members of a team. You will be required to plan and organise a promotional event, focusing on client retention, retail and service sales and how respond to client feedback.

Entry requirements- English and Maths grades 3-9 or A-D or Functional Skills Level 1.

What will I achieve?

Level 3 NVQ Hairdressing

Level 2 Functional Skills

ERR - Employer Rights and Responsibilities

You will attend college 1 day per week and you will a do a minimum of 30 hours in the work place.

In college you will study maths and English and different aspects of hairdressing theory,  which will help you to develop a good  understanding of the hair industry. Demonstration and practice classes will enable you to practise your skills as a Stylist in our industry standard salons.

Compulsory kit and uniform cost -

Level 2- Kit £150.00 / Uniform £50

Course content

Intermediate Apprenticeship Hair Professionals/ Stylist- Level 2

You will gain skills and knowledge in the following areas -  booking appointments, conducting consultations, learn the principles of colour selection, undertake hair and skin testing and supporting senior stylist.

As a stylist you will carry out the following services - shampooing and conditioning the hair and scalp, styling and finishing hair to create a variety of looks, colouring and lightening hair, basic colour correction, perming and cutting hair using a range of techniques.

You will be required to demonstrate the following skills as a Stylist -  client care, communication with clients and colleagues, teamwork, time management, industry expected standard of appearance and safe working practices.

Entry requirements- English and Maths grades 3-9 or A-D, or working towards Functional Skills Level 1.

What will I achieve?

Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals

Level 2 Functional Skills

You will attend college 1 day per week and you will a do a minimum of 30 hours in the work place.

In college you will study maths and English and different aspects of hairdressing theory,  which will help you to develop a good  understanding of the hair industry. Demonstration and practice classes will enable you to practise your skills as a Stylist in our industry standard salons.

Compulsory kit and uniform cost -

Level 2- Kit £150.00 / Uniform £50

 

Advanced Apprenticeship in Hairdressing/Senior Stylist - Level 3

This apprenticeship is designed those who have completed a relevant Level 2 NVQ or Level 3 VRQ , and want to enhance their creative skills and take on a more responsible position at work.

You will learn how to creatively cut, lighten and dress hair and undertake colour corrections.

You will learn how to build up and retain clients, provide client consultation services and referrals, and support junior members of a team. You will be required to plan and organise a promotional event, focusing on client retention, retail and service sales and how respond to client feedback.

Entry requirements- English and Maths grades 3-9 or A-D or Functional Skills Level 1.

What will I achieve?

Level 3 NVQ Hairdressing

Level 2 Functional Skills

ERR - Employer Rights and Responsibilities

You will attend college 1 day per week and you will a do a minimum of 30 hours in the work place.

In college you will study maths and English and different aspects of hairdressing theory,  which will help you to develop a good  understanding of the hair industry. Demonstration and practice classes will enable you to practise your skills as a Stylist in our industry standard salons.

Compulsory kit and uniform cost -

Level 2- Kit £150.00 / Uniform £50

Entry requirements

Entry Level Programme: Skills for Life & Work

There are no qualifications required for these courses.

They are designed for students with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND).

 

Entry Level Programme: Skills & Employability

English & maths GCSE Grades G-U / 1 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3

 

GCSE Re-sit Study Programme

You will receive an offer of a place on the course subject to passing an English & maths assessment.

 

Vocational Level 1 Programme

English & maths GCSE Grades E-G/1- 2 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3.

 

Vocational Level 2 Programme

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including maths and English or a vocational qualification Level 1, plus GCSE grade D/3 in both maths and English. English & maths Functional Skills Level 1 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs.

 

Vocational Level 3 Programme

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A-C/4-9 (including maths and English) or a vocational qualification Level 2, plus GCSE grade C/4 in both maths and English

Assessment

Assessment takes place within college, in the work placement and at end point assessments.

Continuous assessment includes:

  • Practical observations

  • Externally set paper based/online modular tests

  • Oral questioning

  • Mock EPA (end point assessment)

  • Gateway meetings

  • Final end point assessments grades will be pass, merit or distinction

Advanced Apprenticeship in Hairdressing/Senior Stylist - Assessment takes place within college and in the work placement.

Continuous assessment includes:

  • Practical observations

  • Externally set paper based/online modular tests

  • Oral questioning

  • Assignments

Financial information

Contribution Rules          

  • 16-18 Where the employer has under 50 employees and they are not a levy paying employer the learner is fully funded by the government, this rule also applies to 19-24 year old who are Care Leavers or in possession of an Educational Healthcare Plan
  • 16-18 Where the employer has 50 or more employees and they are not a levy payer there will be a 10% charge with the government paying the remaining 90%. The 10% contribution will be invoiced as per the table above.
  • 16-18 Where the employer is a levy payer, 100% of the funding will be claimed from their digital account on a monthly basis where the payments are scheduled according to the length of the learner's programme
  • 19+ All employers that are not a levy payers there will be a 10% charge with the government paying the remaining 90%. The 10% contribution will be invoiced as per the table above.
  • 19+ Where the employer is a levy payer, 100% of the funding will be claimed from their digital account on a monthly basis where the payments are scheduled according to the length of the learner's programme

Incentives

  • 16-18 The employer will receive £1,000 incentive, 50% at 90 days following enrolment and 50% at 365 days following enrolment assuming the student is still employed and active on the Apprenticeship. The employer will need to invoice the college for this at that time and confirm their eligibility to make the claims at that point. This applies to Apprenticeship Frameworks only and not new Standards.
  • 19-24 Where an employer has an Apprentice under the age of 25 where their earnings are below £43,000 per year the employer does not have to pay National Insurance Contributions (NIC's). Correct at the time of publication, check the HMRC section on gov.uk website

Future opportunities

Progression for a Stylist can include working as a stylist in a variety of salons,  hair and makeup work in TV/film or self employed freelance stylist.

Progression for a Senior Stylist- Hairdressing or Barbering in a variety of salons, become an Assessor Awards by completing the PTTLS course (Preparation for Teaching in the Long Life Learning Sector) or hair and make up to work in TV/film.

Employment can be found in the following areas: Hair salons, Spa's, Cruise ship's, Holiday resort hotel salons.

Opportunities for freelance work or self-employment are unlimited for motivated individuals who want to run their own business.

Further information

It is important that you come along and speak to one of our staff about your choice/s.

Once we receive your application, you will be invited in to speak to a tutor or a member of the Apprenticeship team to discuss your application.

This will provide you with the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the course/Apprenticeship and to see our facilities.

 

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 22 November 2018

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