Will the course give me what I want?
This 2 year course is designed to give an insight into the Hair and Beauty sector. Your first year will be spent learning about hairdressing, beauty and make-up. You will learn about applying make-up, performing beauty treatments and styling hair.
What units will I study in Year 1?
This course will give you an introduction to several different aspects of working in the hair and beauty sector. The units that you will cover are Temporary Hair Colour, Retail Displays, Health and Safety, Hand Care, Skin Care, Shampoo and Conditioning, Styling Hair, Make-up Application, Hair Plaiting.
What will I study in Year 2?
For your second year you will be able to choose from 3 pathways Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy or Hair and Media Make-Up.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through a variety of methods for each unit. There are 11 exams on the course, these are multiple choice on a computer. Within each unit you will complete written tasks, and complete a set number of practical assessments. Equipment and other costs You will need to purchase a kit. This will be used in all of your practical sessions, and is yours to keep at the end of the course. You will also be required to purchase a t-shirt (£10.50) and to wear suitable black trousers and black shoes for each lesson.
What additional work outside of college will I need to do?
You will be given short tasks to complete each week, which form the basis for your coursework.
What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed onto?
Level 3 Theatrical Special Effects and Media Make-up, Level 3 Hairdressing, Level 3 Beauty Therapy
What are the expected employment sectors for this course?
Working in a salon/spa, setting up a business, hair and beauty retail, cruise ships, centre parcs, hotels and spas.