Course Duration
1 Year
Location
Cauldon Campus
Course Cost
£ 820.00
Do I have to pay this fee? These courses receive government funding, and some learners will be eligible for FREE tuition if they meet specific criteria. Some L code courses at Level 3 to 6 may also have an Advanced Learning Loan available for learners aged 19 and over.
Course Code
FL4665
Start Date
05/09/2022
Start Time
09:30:00
Day
Mon - Fri

Course Summary

The course focuses on the skills required to become a barber,. The course is a full time course and will give the opportunity to be part of the college community and access a wide range of extra enrichment activities. The course also will support you in maths and English qualifications, and a one day a week placement in a barber's is a mandatory part of the course. You will be taught all the practical skills you need to be a junior stylist in a Barber shop. You will also be taught the theory that underpins the practical skills, so that you will not only know how to Style, cut and colour the hair but you will understand what is happening inside the hair so that you can ensure all your clients have healthy hair. You will train and complete all assessments in the commercial salons on paying clients in our realistic working environment.
Unit Titles:-
Mandatory
Working in the industry
Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health & safety
Advise and consult with clients
Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
Change hair colour
Promote additional services or products to clients
Cut Men's Hair
Cut facial Hair
Style Men's Hair
Create an image
Reception Duties
Display Stock

Course Requirements

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade 3. BTEC Introductory Certificate or Diploma, appropriate NVQ Level 1, or another relevant Level 1 or Foundation qualification. You will have a pre induction interview/assessment to make sure this is the right level for you.

How Is It Assessed

The assessment process involves the collection of paper based portfolio evidence which may take the form of practical observations, questioning, online tests to assess theory knowledge, projects, assignments and case studies. You will be working with members of the public and you will need to provide a number of paying clients for practical assessment purposes, you will participate in work experience.

How Is It Taught

The course will be taught from our salons where you will have access to clients. A variety of teaching methods will be used throughout training, including practical demonstrations, classroom teaching, Canvas app - Online access to units including quizzes and Theory content. Workshops, role play, discussions and theory work packs. Some independent study is required for which guidance is given. Practical skills and assessments are carried out on commercial clients within the new purpose built industry standard barber facilities.

What Could I do Next

Upon completion of VRQ Level 2 you may progress onto VRQ Level 3, an Advanced Apprenticeship or employment.

What Else Do I Need To Know

This is a vocational course giving you the training and skills needed for employment, good punctuality and attendance is essential. To comply with industry and awarding body standards for commercial barber shops, you will be required to purchase a uniform and equipment which is available by mail order, an order form will be provided. The recommended uniform needs to be worn at all times during practical and commercial sessions. A professional appearance is necessary with a good standard of personal hygiene and you will need to be willing to receive and carry out the treatments for which you are training. Some courses have trips or visits which may have a cost attached. You will also have the opportunity to be entered in national skills competitions representing the College in which there have been many successful outcomes for the College. When carrying out independent study and e-learning you will be able to use the College Learning Resource Centres, where you can access computers, text books DVD’s and other learning materials. You will also continue to develop your skills in maths and English as these continue to be an important element of your study.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade 3. BTEC Introductory Certificate or Diploma, appropriate NVQ Level 1, or another relevant Level 1 or Foundation qualification. You will have a pre induction interview/assessment to make sure this is the right level for you.

How Is It Assessed

The assessment process involves the collection of paper based portfolio evidence which may take the form of practical observations, questioning, online tests to assess theory knowledge, projects, assignments and case studies. You will be working with members of the public and you will need to provide a number of paying clients for practical assessment purposes, you will participate in work experience.

How Is It Taught

The course will be taught from our salons where you will have access to clients. A variety of teaching methods will be used throughout training, including practical demonstrations, classroom teaching, Canvas app - Online access to units including quizzes and Theory content. Workshops, role play, discussions and theory work packs. Some independent study is required for which guidance is given. Practical skills and assessments are carried out on commercial clients within the new purpose built industry standard barber facilities.

What Could I do Next

Upon completion of VRQ Level 2 you may progress onto VRQ Level 3, an Advanced Apprenticeship or employment.

What Else Do I Need To Know

This is a vocational course giving you the training and skills needed for employment, good punctuality and attendance is essential. To comply with industry and awarding body standards for commercial barber shops, you will be required to purchase a uniform and equipment which is available by mail order, an order form will be provided. The recommended uniform needs to be worn at all times during practical and commercial sessions. A professional appearance is necessary with a good standard of personal hygiene and you will need to be willing to receive and carry out the treatments for which you are training. Some courses have trips or visits which may have a cost attached. You will also have the opportunity to be entered in national skills competitions representing the College in which there have been many successful outcomes for the College. When carrying out independent study and e-learning you will be able to use the College Learning Resource Centres, where you can access computers, text books DVD’s and other learning materials. You will also continue to develop your skills in maths and English as these continue to be an important element of your study.

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