Thinking about a career in the Hair, Beauty or Makeup Industry?
The Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy and Makeup Industry can be demanding career, requiring good health, stamina, a capacity for hard work, a pleasant personality and the ability to get on with people. If you think that you possess these qualities, you want to learn a range of industry skills and you have a genuine interest in this career route then this introductory course is for you. The introductory course also gives you some dedicated time to improve your English and maths, study your GCSEs and/or improve your grades.
The course will provide you with:
? An understanding the importance of a presenting a positive and professional image
? Industry specific knowledge and skills across Hairdressing, Beauty and Makeup Artistry
? The opportunity to progress to next step in this exciting career
In the first 12 weeks we will introduce you to an industry, where professionalism creativity and artistry combine with technical skills to provide a service experience for your clients. You will develop the behaviours and attitudes expected of a professional hairdresser, therapist or makeup artist. From the reception desk to the salon floor, you will explore the theory behind, learn and practice a range of basic hair and beauty skills such as shampooing, blow-drying, hand, skin care and makeup techniques.
After the initial 12 weeks you will choose a specific pathway in either Hairdressing, Beauty or Makeup Artistry and focus on developing more specialised skills from your chosen industry for the remainder of the college year.
From plaiting and twisting, nail artistry or themed face painting, progressing to level 2 skills preparing you for the next step, such as basic cutting, eye treatments or fashion, photographic makeup depending on the path you have chosen.
External work experience will be a mandatory part of your course where you will gain valuable industry and commercial experience.
There will also be opportunities to enter competitions, listen to guest speakers and attend trips to hair and beauty exhibitions.
You may also be required to study and achieve further qualifications in English and maths to assist in your own personal development.
Successful completion of this course will enable you to progress to the L2 Hair, Beauty or Media Makeup course or an Apprenticeship. The industry provides a fascinating and rewarding career, with many varied opportunities for practical and creative individuals who enjoy working with people.
There are no formal entry requirements and Individuals will be considered on their suitability, references, their interest in the industry, and after undertaking a practical aptitude test. However, your successful entry and continuation on the course will be based on successful interview and assessment along with your ongoing commitment and ability to meet the demands of the course.
Your interview and the college Welcome Events, will provide you with information about:
? The equipment and salon uniform you will need before the start of the course.
? Career paths and further courses available.
And give us a chance to get to know you.
If successful in gaining a place you will be required to attend three consecutive Taster Days during the summer, to give you a feel for the course you have chosen.
In addition to the entry qualifications listed, the offer of a place on the course is subject to the outcomes of initial assessment, which will be taken at the College as part of the admissions process. Please note that entry criteria may vary quite significantly between courses at the same level. This is to take account of the specific skills needed for success on particular courses, the length of the course and the requirements for progression to the next level. Entry criteria are given as a guide, and the exact requirements in order to obtain a place on a particular course will be confirmed following attendance at a Welcome Event/Interview.
Any specific needs we begin to identify at our welcome events.