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What career opportunities can this lead to?

This one year qualification will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work competently as a hairdresser. Upon completion, you may become a stylist in a variety of salon settings including traditional salons, armed forces, HM prisons and cruise liners or hospital/home care, manufacturer technician, industry sales and marketing, salon technician or bridal hair stylist.

Training progression can be via various routes, for example Level 2/3 Barbering, Level 3 Preparing to Set up Your Own Salon, Level 4 Hairdressing Management and Assessors Awards and Level 4 Hairdressing.

Once you have been hairdressing for a minimum of five years you can start your teacher training. Fully-trained hairdressers can earn between 14,000 and 20,000 a year. Top professional hairdressers can earn 30,000 a year or more, depending on who they work for and the salon location. Figures are intended as a guideline only (source: GOV.UK).

What are the entry requirements?

You will need 4 GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9-4 including English and Maths We will also consider attendance and attainment reports from previous education and a successful college interview.

Any student without a GCSE at grade A*-C or 9-4 in English or Maths will be required to continue with their English and Maths study at college.

To be accepted onto the Level 3 Hairdressing course you will need to hold a Level 2 Hairdressing Qualification ( this will need to be produced at interview); a skills test and interview are also required. Self study is essential to help support your progress and build your course portfolio. If not already working in a salon a minimum of 1 day a week work placement will need to be secured to help build speed, skills and confidence. Professional uniform and behaviour are essential in our commercial training salons and you will need to have good personable skills as you will be dealing with members of the public on a regular basis. This is a 36 week course running to a calendar year (which means that you will not have half terms or summer breaks) so commitment to the course duration is essential. This is a 41 week course running to a calendar year (which means that you will not have half terms or summer breaks) so commitment to the course duration is essential. The course is run over 2 days of the week and the session starts at 9.30am to 4.30pm but you will be required to attend at 9.00am to set up and prepare the salon ready to work at 9.30am

What does this programme involve?

This qualification is approved and supported by the Hairdressing and Beauty Industry Authority (HABIA), the standard-setting body for hair, beauty, nails and spa qualifications. Once you have completed this qualification, you can use the post-nominal HDipHB (VTCT).

Throughout this qualification you will monitor procedures to safely control work operations, provide hairdressing consultation services, creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques and promote additional services or products to clients.

You will learn about combining, adapting and personalising a range of colouring and lightening techniques and the advanced skills necessary to determine and correct more complex colouring problems. You will also learn about a variety of conventional and non-conventional dressing and hair-up techniques to produce innovative, fashionable, creative and personalised looks to compliment individual clients, as well as how to combine and adapt a variety of styling techniques to produce the finished effect.

The units on the programme include creative cutting, fashion colouring, colour correction, creative styling and dressing long hair plus how to develop and enhance your creative hairdressing skills. You will also learn related transferrable skills such as salon health and safety, client consultation and how to promote additional services and products.

During the programme you will take part in work experience, photographic competitions and hair shows.

All students without an A*-C / 9-4 grade in English or Maths will be required, as a condition of the programme, to undertake either a GCSE or Functional Skills programme.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

Level 3 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.

Level 3 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.

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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

What else do I need to know?

You are required to dress smartly, wearing black and white with closed in shoes. Smart dress must be worn to all practical sessions to ensure assessments can take place. You will also need to ensure that you bring a hairdressing kit to practical sessions which will cost approximately 100.

Access to email and a PC at home is advisable.

Once you are qualified you can become a state registered hairdresser if you have not already registered following your Level 2 Hairdressing Qualification.

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

Certificate of evidence for previous NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing qualification or equivalent. A4 file, notepaper, pens/pencils and an A4 ring binder for theory notes.

Dates for the diary

Our School Leaver open events are held each October, November, March and June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1299.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form from our printed prospectus or through our Information, Advice and Guidance team by telephone 023 8091 1299 or via email at goplaces@eastleigh.ac.uk.

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team.

Course Code

HAVQV3/FT

Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
HA3 Eastleigh College 10/9/2018 Full-Time Full-Time Full-Time   £1,617.00 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need any 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

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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.

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