Course Code: TC1FE01 Hairdressing - Level 2 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration 04 Sep 2023 Bispham Campus 1 Year Apply now 03 Sep 2024 Bispham Campus 1 Year Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryThis qualification can be completed over one year where those wishing for a career in the hairdressing industry. The course is practical based offering a wide range of skills such as cutting, colouring, blow-drying and a variety of hair styling techniques supported by underpinning knowledge for each unit by assignment workshops, theory workshops, functional skills and tutorials. It also gives students opportunities for timed work placed assessments in a realistic working environment. Students will have the opportunities to work in commercial salons with state of the art resources and equipment. , Entry Requirements 3 GCSE’s at grade C/4 including Maths and English or Level 1 Diploma in Hairdressing. You will also need good communication and dexterity skills as well as a keen desire to work with the general public in a professional manner. Essential Skills – English and Maths If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject. Qualification ObtainedDiploma in Hairdressing Industry Placement and Field TripsAn industry placement is compulsory for 16-18 year-olds, with students spending one day a week on a relevant industry placement. Please note it is your responsibility to find a suitable placement. A varied enrichment calendar (with optional activities) will be made available at the start of the academic year. The costs will vary according to each activity and will be made available at enrolment. Learning and Teaching Methods Our expert tutors understand that everyone learns in different ways so they use a range of teaching methods to enable everyone to achieve their potential. A key method used is demonstration, which allows you to observe the practical application of skills before having a go yourself. You will work collaboratively with your peers in group tasks, presentations and practical salon sessions. You will be required to model for your peers as well so you can experience the therapies first hand. You will also be expected to apply these skills to real clients in our working salons. There will be dedicated individual/self-study time on your course which needs to be supported by your own study outside of College, using online development platforms such as Canvas, our virtual learning environment. E-learning is a key element of all our programmes and we also use a range of on-line apps to support, enhance and motivate learning. Your tutors will support you with these technologies and also in preparing for exams. The course is 3-4 days a week for 35 weeks and your tutor will guide you on independent study. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Assessment MethodsThe table below illustrates the units you will cover on this course, along with how they will be assessed. Unit title Exam (online test) Number of practical assessments Inferred knowledge 201 Style and finish hair ✓ 4 ✓ 202 Set and dress hair ✓ 4 ✓ 203 Cut hair using basic techniques ✓ 6 ✓ 204 Colour and lighten hair ✓ 4 ✓ 205 Advise and consult with clients ✓ 5 ✓ 206 Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp ✓ 3 ✓ 207 Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work ✓ 2 ✓ 210 Plait and twist hair ✓ 3 ✓ 213 Fulfil salon reception duties ✓ 1 ✓ Assessment is continuous and both formative (allowing you to regularly reflect on and improve your performance) and summative (carried out at the end of a learning period). You will need to complete online exams and demonstrate your practical skills, to awarding body standards. . Other Costs and Equipment NeededFull black shoes and black trousers must be purchased and worn at all times with the uniform top. All students will need to provide their own stationery, including pens, notepad and an A4 folder. If you need a replacement ID badge, the cost will be £3 (or £8 if incorporated with a bus pass). Tuition Fees Some courses are fully funded for adult learners and, for those that aren’t, you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan. You may also be eligible for financial support which can include help with childcare. To check if you’re eligible and to apply for financial help, please visit our tuition fee guide for adult learners. *Level 2programmes may be fully funded depending on your circumstances. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: City and Guilds Regulatory Body: Ofsted Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Career Options and Progression On completion of this course, you could progress on to a Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing or change your pathway and complete a course in Barbering.