What I'll learn
You will gain an understanding of the basic principles of:
- health and safety
- salon etiquette and decorum
- professional behaviour
- communication skills
- working with others and team building
You will have the opportunity to work in the college salons, supporting other students and dealing with clients in a real commercial environment. There you will also learn the day-to-day skills of:
- how to manage reception
- work with clients and colleagues
- telephone skills
- personal presentation
- taking messages
- making bookings
- calculating money
You will further develop your English, maths and ICT skills to help you to complete your course work and prepare for further study or employment.
You also gain broader personal skills that are 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.
On successful completion of the course you can progress to other full-time beauty therapy or hairdressing qualifications. See our Level 2 courses here at City of Oxford College.
How I'll learn
You take part in classroom practical and salon sessions to gain hands-on experience of these treatments.
Approximately one third of your time in college is classroom based and you are set assignments and homework too.
The remaining time is spent in the practical working salon to practise and perform different treatments. There is a strong emphasis on working and learning with others and you also need to be able to work independently.
Learning in our commercial salon you will start to develop the basics of hairdressing.
Individual learning targets are set throughout this course and you receive regular feedback on your progress.
How I'll be assessed
Formal assessment is done by:
- case studies
- oral questioning
- practical application