Level 1 Hairdressing (Part Time Day)

This is a part time, fast paced study programme which covers a range of basic hairdressing skills to prepare you for Level 2 hairdressing. The units are assessed internally by subject specialist teachers. Units consist of both practical and theory assessments (exams and assignments), which are carried out in our new, high street, commercial salon.

Throughout the course you will study units that include preparing the salon, teamwork and effective working relationships, shampoo and condition hair, blow dry hair, assist with colour services and plait and twist hair.

You will develop important employability skills that are essential in hairdressing such as customer care, communication skills, supporting stylists in a salon environment, working as part of a team and organisation skills.

You will be required to purchase the salon uniform and a kit prior to commencing the course. Financial support is available to some students to purchase equipment.
The course includes a variety of practical and theory knowledge. You will learn about assisting in a salon environment as well as developing the hairdressing skills needed to progress into the industry. You will learn what an important member of the team the assistant is to the stylists you will support.

You will take part in trips, visits, seminars and competitions alongside your course to further develop your understanding and knowledge of the industry.
Learners should possess the following qualities:

●  A genuine interest in the subject

●  Good communication skills

●  Stamina

●  Enjoy working with people and as a team

●  Good dexterity skills

●  Personal commitment

●  Be reliable & punctual

You will be interviewed by subject specialist teachers and should demonstrate enthusiasm about a career in the Hairdressing industry.

This course requires self-motivation to manage the high level of self-study required on a part time programme.
You will be assessed by various methods of assessment including practical assessments, online exams, assignments and written tasks.
On successful completion of this qualification you can progress onto:

· Level 2 Hairdressing, part time

· Level 1 Beauty Therapy, part time

· Junior/salon assistant
If you are a Greater Manchester resident, and meet the unemployed criteria, or are employed where the low wage flexibility applies, (or are aged 19-23 and non GM resident) and don’t already hold a qualification equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, and you need to study at Entry or Level 1 to progress to Level 2, tuition fees will be waived.
Course Code:
Hair, Beauty & Complementary Therapies
Tameside One
1 Year
(Fri 09:30-16:30)

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