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A career in hairdressing could be right for you if you have creativity, flair, an eye for detail and a passion for excellent customer service. Our training hair salons are run in partnership with Wella; offering access to the latest products and training for all students.
Career opportunities are varied: you could become a self-employed stylist or salon owner, or develop your technical skills in specialist areas such as colouring, extensions, African hair styling, wedding hair styling, and many more.
In addition to gaining valuable work experience both within and outside of our on-site traning salons, you will learn a range of key skills and techniques required in hairdressing, including health and safety, advising and communicating with clients, and stock control and management.
You will also visit other local salons, attend masterclasses, visit trade exhibitions, and take part in competitions to boost your skills, knowledge and creativity.
07 Sep 2020
You will learn to cleanse and condition, cut and style, colour and permanently wave hair. You will work on a range of clients of different ages, genders and ethnicities to develop your competence to work on all clients. You will also learn theory to complement your practical work.
This course consists of a mixture of practical and commercial classes, theory projects, independent study, tutorial sessions and assessments. Work experience is also an important element of this course.
This course gives you the professional training you need for the next step in your career, allowing you to progress into the industry. Working in our Salon will allow you to gain first-hand experience of a commercial salon and gain excellent skills in all elements of styling hair. This vocational qualification will enhance your chances of employment and progression onto future courses.
I now work in the college salon. I run self-care workshops using Emotional Freedom Techniques. My whole college journey has opened so many doors for me.”
Level 1 Hairdressing and Functional Skills or entry by successful interview with an emphasis on life skills, employer references, previous education and communication skills. It is essential to purchase personal equipment and salon work wear costing £400-£500.
You can apply for this programme online. Click on APPLY NOW and follow the steps below:
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.
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