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Course overview

The aim of this course is to provide a programme of training, leading to a nationally recognised professional qualification for individuals working within the hairdressing industry. This qualification would enhance and compliment techniques already attained. It would benefit individuals who are looking to further develop advanced techniques. The course involves a study of technical units including in depth colour selection, colour correction, colour placement, bridal hair and a barbering unit. You will learn how to creatively cut hair and develop your skills in long hair work.

You will have the opportunity to enter competitions, complete a photo shoot, research customer service practices and develop your management style.

Full-time study will require two or three days spent in college and some time spent in a salon placement (this is a mandatory requirement of the course). Your English and maths skills will also be enhanced during your programme.

What else do I need to know?

You will need to purchase a uniform and additional hairdressing equipment. The costs of these items will be discussed with you prior to enrolment. You may be able to claim financial support towards the costs of essential course materials – please see www.nscg.ac.uk/finance.

What are the entry requirements?

You will need a minimum of four or more high grades at GCSE in subjects relevant to the course you’d like to study, including maths and/or English Language at grade 4 or above. Alternatively, you’ll need a Level 2 Hairdressing qualifcation for progression to Level 3 and maths & English skills at the appropriate level.

How is it assessed?

Assessments are completed in our busy commercial salon, carrying out services on real clients. You are continually assessed throughout the course by building your portfolio of work, which contains evidence of your competence in each of the technical and related skills. On the programme you will have the opportunity to work towards a Pass, Merit or Distinction for each unit.

What financial support is on offer?

This course is free for anyone aged 16 – 18. If you are outside this age group please contact 01782 254188.
College Maintenance Allowance (CMA): Anyone with a household income under £23,000 can receive up to £20 per week financial support to help pay for travel and meals and meet the costs of essential trips, books, stationery and equipment. The payments will be subject to full attendance on your course. A range of other financial support is available, depending on your personal circumstances. For more details visit www.nscg.ac.uk/finance

What can I do next?

On gaining the Level 3 Hairdressing qualification you could progress onto an Advanced Apprenticeship, gain employment or go freelance within the industry.

How do I find out more?

If you wish to find out more you can contact Mel Tench by emailing: mel.tench@nscg.ac.uk

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