Hair and Barbering
Hair, VRQ Diploma
This programme is an ideal starting point to embark on a rewarding and creative career in the world of hairdressing. The course serves as a valuable introduction to the industry, and you will cover a wide range of topics related to hair care, styling techniques, colouring, cutting, and salon management. With a strong focus on practical training and hands-on experience, the diploma not only provides you with a solid theoretical foundation but also develops your artistic abilities and professional skills in areas such as hair colouring, women's hair styling, plaiting and twisting, and retail display creation.
You’ll receive guidance from qualified tutors, with impressive industry careers, who will support you through your course and work experience. You’ll improve your knowledge and skills and gain hands-on experience in the College's industry-standard commercial salon. This practical training will familiarise you with a salon environment and allow you to refine your abilities. The programme also emphasises personal and social development, as well as English and maths skills.
We pride ourselves on our strong partnerships with local salons and organisations. You'll become part of our Hair & Beauty Career Excellence Hub and enjoy a host of career-boosting benefits and unrivalled access to potential employers. You will benefit from work experience opportunities, salon visits, masterclasses from industry experts and courses designed in collaboration with employers to meet industry demands. You'll gain invaluable industry insight and create numerous networking opportunities. By the time you complete your training, you'll be fully prepared to take the next steps towards your future career, armed with the skills and knowledge that employers value.
WHAT DOES THIS COURSE INVOLVE
The course includes a mandatory unit – Create a hair and beauty image using colour. Learners will then need to select from optional units including Health & Safety, Customer Service Skills, Promoting Hair and Beauty Products, Blow-drying Hair, Winding Skills and Shampooing and Conditioning Hair.
Assessment methods in this course include online tests, practical work, assignments, and projects. You will use an e-portfolio to store evidence of your own personal collection of looks, and to keep track of your progress and manage the targets set by your tutor throughout the year.
This programme could be your first step into the hair industry. You could progress to a Level 2 technical certificate in Hairdressing or Hair and Media Make-up Diploma at Weston College. Alternatively, you could choose an apprenticeship or traineeship in the hair and beauty industry.
A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 3-1, with at least two at grade 3, or the successful completion of a pre-vocational programme.
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