This qualification will enable students to develop the practical hair and beauty skills and techniques required to create a total look using colour via a mandatory unit. Students will also have the opportunity to select from a range of technical optional units including hand and nail care, foot and toenail care, make-up application, skin care, nail art, face painting, blow-drying hair, winding skills, shampooing and conditioning hair, plaiting hair, colouring hair using temporary colour.
4 GCSEs grades A* - E / grade 2 and above (or acceptable alternatives), including English Language.
The course is assessed entirely by coursework so you need to have good time management skills and be able to work to targets and deadlines. Practical assessments will be carried out in the salon following training and practice. Graded assignments form the majority of your assessments.
The Sheffield College offers a Level 2 qualification in either:
Students who study in this area may enter careers such as:
Will this course suit me?
This course is ideal for students who need to develop social skills and would like a career in hairdressing. You need to have physical stamina as you are often on your feet all day. You need some artistic flair and a good attitude.
You will be asked to purchase a uniform which must be worn at all times when in the salon. You will also need to have some key pieces of equipment that will be discussed when you come to the information event.