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The qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as an advanced hairdresser/stylist including: health and safety; client consultation; advanced cutting; styling and colouring techniques and; selling products and services to clients.
Aims of the course
To build on existing knowledge and understanding of hairdressing and will develop an enhanced repertoire of technical skills to prepare you for employment as a senior hairdresser/stylist.
? Promote and sell products and services to clients Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon Cut women's hair to create a variety of looks Style and dress hair using a variety of techniques Colour hair to create a variety of looks Hairdressing consultation support for colleagues Perm hair to create a variety of looks
You will be assessed through practical assessments and by building a portfolio of work throughout the year. You will be using e-portfolios and will be trained how to use the latest technology to manage your portfolio. The programme is unit based and is delivered individually at different stages throughout the course. You will be assessed when you feel you are competent. There are three areas of assessment: Practical observation: you carry out the skill on clients Oral: you answer questions on your underpinning knowledge of the skill. Written: you will complete assignments and online exams.
Whilst this qualification's primary purpose is to prepare learners for employment as a senior hairdresser/stylist, learners may choose to further develop their knowledge and skills by undertaking advanced specialist qualifications at Level 4, including:
- VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Salon Management
- VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management
- VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Specialist Hair and Scalp Services
- VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Hair Colour Correction
- VTCT Level 4 Award in Advanced Hair Styling
- Commercial salons
- Specialist African type hair salons
- Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
- Product manufacturing and training
- Television, film, theatre and media
- Armed services
- HM prison service
- Cruise liners
- Hospitals/care homes
Four GCSEs (must include English) at grades A-C/4 and above.
A Level 2 qualification in a relevant vocational area (essential). You will meet with staff to discuss if this course is suitable for you and you will complete a free writing task that indicates an appropriate level of English ability and may be asked to perform a trade test if required.
Practical skills are delivered by experienced industry experts using tools and products recognised in the industry. Our skilled staff will utilise technology such as ipads and television viewing screens to support practical learning ensuring that you can view demonstrations and close up shots as many times as you need to during your practice. You will be able to gain realistic experience working on clients that book in to visit the T'ien salon on site.
Process for Application
Standard College Application