Oxford City Centre,
Oxford, OX1 1SA
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This course is for those who would like a career in hairdressing. You will develop your knowledge and skills of hairdressing services and treatments working in our commercial salon.
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.
Upon successful completion of the Level 2 Technical Certificate, you can progress on to a Level 3 Hairdressing programme at City of Oxford College.
What I'll learn
The topics covered in this qualification are:
- Principles and practice of hairdressing
- Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
- Style, set and finish hair
- Cut hair using basic techniques
- Plait and twist 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.
How I'll learn
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.
How I'll be assessed
To gain this qualification you will need to pass all mandatory elements as set by the Awarding Body City and Guilds:
- Theory exam
- Synoptic assignment
- Employer Involvement
Four GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above, including English and maths.
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.
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.