Oxford City Centre,
Oxford, OX1 1SA
Make a start on a hairdressing and beauty career and learn how to provide popular styles and treatments.
With the Foundation Pathway in Hair and Beauty, you can kickstart a career in hair and beauty as you learn the skills needed to progress. You will also be given the opportunity to gain English, Maths and IT qualifications alongside the programme.
Upon completion of the course, you can progress to a higher-level hair and beauty study programme at college, or onto an apprenticeship. We can give you advice and information to help you plan your next step, whether you would like to study another course in the college or somewhere else, or are looking to enter employment.
We will provide you with the opportunity to develop vital employability and independence skills through our learning companies. Our partnerships with external organisations and employers are central to giving you the tools you need to have a successful future.
We accept Foundation Studies students who want to start within the academic year. If you would like to find out more or apply to start a Foundation Studies course this year, please click the button below and complete the enquiry form. One of our friendly team will then get back to you.
What I'll learn
This course will give you an introduction to hair and beauty and time to think about your future career. We arrange for support from our college Careers Advisers who are there to help you choose your next step.
You also gain wider personal development skills vital for success in further study or employment. They include self-confidence, working with others, taking responsibility and time management. By the end of the course you will have benefited from a valuable insight in future study or careers open to you.
You will gain a Vocational Certificate in Learning, Employability and Progression on completion of your studies, alongside a Level 1 Diploma.
On successful completion of the course, you may move on to a full-time Level 2 course, an apprenticeship or employment.
How I'll learn
You will take part in interactive and fun activities to develop your skills in hair and beauty.
You will receive lots of support and advice before and during the programme.
Your tutor will work with you to set individual learning targets each term and you will get feedback on your progress.
How I'll be assessed
You will be assessed through creating a folder of evidence for each subject.
You will be assessed at a level that suits you.
Functional skills and GCSE maths and English will be assessed through external examinations.
You do not need qualifications to join these pathways. However you will need a successful interview with a member of the teaching team to show your commitment to full time study and your interest in the subject.
We will also expect a satisfactory school report.
As part of your interview we will assess your levels of English and maths and advise you of the most appropriate level to study.
How to Apply
You can apply for this programme online. Click on APPLY NOW and follow the steps below:
- Register for our online service and verify your account
- Log in to our website and click APPLY NOW on your chosen programme’s page to complete your application
As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs).
Please include full details of your qualifications from your own country, as well as details of any English Language tests you have taken.
Printed application forms are also available.
Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.