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Course Mode
Full-time
Level
1
Start Date
04/09/2024
Start Time
Duration
1 Year
Location
Milnthorpe Road Campus

Barbering, Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy

Thanks in some part to the growth in celebrity culture and the rise of social influencers, the UK Hair & Beauty industry is now worth an astounding £6.2 billion.

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Course Overview

If you are creative, like working with people and have lots of ambition, hairdressing and/or beauty therapy could be your pathway to success.

You will work alongside enthusiastic and experienced staff and use up-to-date facilities and equipment. The department runs a variety of trips throughout the year, for example to Salon International in London, Birmingham Hair UK and Students also have the opportunity to compete in WorldSkills competitions. This course usually takes place over three days. This course will develop your customer care, retailing and team working skills. You will learn how to handle money, multi-task and use your initiative. You will learn via practical demonstrations, hands-on activities and theory sessions.

You will be assessed using practical observation of your skills and oral questioning of your underpinning knowledge. Assessment will also be through the completion of written assignments, written tests and the production of a portfolio of evidence.

All of our learners will be given support with their English and Maths skills where relevant to their main programme. Those students who have not yet achieved a 4 grade at GCSE in these subjects will continue to work towards these important qualifications at a level suited to them.

Entry Requirements

For Level 1 you will need two GCSEs Grade 3 or above.

You will need to show through records of achievement or qualifications that you have the commitment and ability to make the most of this opportunity, and cope with the practical skills. You will need to be able to work with others as part of a team and communicate with clients and colleagues.

Please note, this course has additional uniform/kit costs.

After Your Course

The qualification and the experience you gain on the course will give you the opportunity to progress onto a higher level course in either Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy. This will then enable you find employment in hair and beauty salons, either locally, or further afield; for example, in large department stores, hotels, leisure centres or on board cruise ships. You may also continue with your studies and progress on to an apprenticeship.

Successful hairdressers or beauty therapists can take their pick from many top jobs - working in top salons in the UK or on magazines or photoshoots in the fashion media. With UK hairdressing and barbering being regarded as the best in the world, there is plenty of opportunity to use your skills internationally.

Fees

£1250.00

The fee displayed is the course fee. Course fees are per year for full-time & degree-level courses and per course for part-time courses.

There may be other costs associated with this course, e.g. kit, equipment, books, trips etc. Financial support may be available to support you with these. See the Student Money pages for more information.

Courses fees

The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2024/25 academic year.

Entry Level, Level 1 & Level 2 Courses

You may qualify for financial support to cover the cost of a government-funded qualification if any of the below apply to you:

  • Receive an eligible means-tested benefit, e.g. JSA, ESA or Universal Credit
  • Have an annual salary of less than £25,000
  • Are aged 16-18 on 31/08/24 and are not studying at another school/college
  • Do not already have a level 1, 2 or 3 qualification
  • Have a household income under £35,000 and are in financial hardship

See the Student Money pages for more information.