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Covid-19 Update

Given the Covid-19 pandemic, the College calendar has been changed for the first term of the 2020/21 academic year and has introduced a two-week October half term break. This break is from Monday 19 to Friday 30 October during which time the College is closed to Learners. The College office will be open from Monday 19 to Friday 23 October (telephone/email enquiries open) and closed from Monday 26 October to Friday 30 October (telephone/email enquiries closed until Monday 2 November). From 2 November we are increasing the areas in which a face mask or covering is required to be worn.

What opportunities will this course give me?

This is an approved qualification for working as a junior hairdresser. It provides a sound platform for further learning or training. The qualification will provide you with the requisite knowledge, understanding and skills to work competently as a junior stylist.

Those students wishing to study more advanced colour work, cutting and restyling can apply for progression onto Level 3 Hairdressing or other related programmes such as Level 2 Beauty Therapy or Level 2 Hair and Media Make-up.

What will I be learning?

Level 2 Hairdressing is a highly practical one year programme, underpinned with the theoretical knowledge required for you to work safely in the salon and understand the basics of hairdressing skills.

You will learn how to advise and consult with clients, shampoo and condition the hair and scalp, change hair colour, cut hair using basic techniques, style and finish hair, set and dress hair, salon health and safety, provide customers with a positive experience and how to promote additional services and products.

You will be supervised by technical staff and assessed on your competence. Together with your assessor, you will build a portfolio that will be a mix of theoretical evidence, exam results and practical observations. It must show achievement of all learning outcomes, assessment criteria and range as set out by the awarding body.

Undertaking work experience in a salon will be part of your learning programme. A part-time job in a salon alongside your college programme will improve your studies and progression opportunities.

All students without an 4 grade in English or Maths will be required, as a condition of the programme, to undertake either a GCSE or Functional Skills programme.

Why is this course for me?

You will mainly learn through practical demonstrations, completing tasks on your head block and working in the Colleges salons. There will be a dedicated theory session to ensure you gain all the knowledge outcomes required. Tutorial sessions are designed to track your progress. You will also have the opportunity to take part in trips to trade shows and short industry-based courses.

Assessments are through observations, witness statements, audio-visual media, written questions, oral questions, assignments and case studies. Attendance in the College per week is 16 hours for your vocational programme. It is expected that you will complete some of the theoretical evidence required at home.

To Successfully achieve this qualifications all of the following elements must be completed to the awarding body standard.

1. Graded practical assessments

2. Externally set and marked examinations

3. Externally set and internally marked graded synoptic assessment

On completion of Level 2, you will be interviewed and trade tested to check suitability of progression to Level 3. Your attendance and behaviour will also be a deciding factor towards your progression options.

What do I need to sign up?

You will need 4 GCSEs at grade 3 including English and Maths or a proven achievement on a Level 1 programme such as Level 1 Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector (including Functional Skills). We will also consider attendance and attainment reports from previous education and a successful college interview.

Any student without a GCSE at grade 4 in English or Maths will be required to continue with their English and Maths study at college.
You will need to complete a successful interview in College demonstrating interest and commitment to study and any numeracy or literacy tests required such as BKSB. Good attendance and attainment reports from school or college are required.

A neat and tidy appearance with a sympathetic nature and desire to help clients is essential.

Is there anything else I need to know?

You are required to wear a uniform for practical sessions; this is a tunic ,trousers and flat shoes. The College will provide you with details about where you can purchase this and the cost £52.50 (20/21 Cost, Prices may have increased) .

A basic kit of tools is also required to allow you to practice at home and in College. You will be informed of the cost at Welcome Day £222.25 (20/21 Cost, Prices may have increased) .
Additionally, fees may be charged for trips or industry qualifications offered during Industry Week.

Access to email and a PC at home is advisable.

Once you are qualified you can become a state registered hairdresser.

If you are aged 16-18 the programme is fully funded. If you are 19+, fees may apply.

For the first lesson you will require paper, pens/pencils and an A4 ring binder for theory notes. Access to a camera required to produce evidence for assignments.

Application Information

Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.

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6/9/2021 - Apply Now


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24+: £1,715.00

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HA2 Eastleigh College 6/9/2021 Full-Time Full-Time Full-Time   £1,715.00 Apply now

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Need some further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any of our courses, the College has a dedicated Careers Advisor who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1014

The Equality Act

The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.