This qualification is internationally recognised by City and Guilds and prepares you for employment as a salon junior or assistant in a hairdressing or beauty salon.
The course is based at Boston College and Boston College Spalding College which both have fully equipped salons open to the public.
What will I do?
The course is broken down into several units which cover numerous practical skills such as shampooing and conditioning, blow drying, facials, manicures, pedicures and make-up. The course also includes assisting hairdressers and beauty therapists with clients in real working salons.
Teaching and learning methods include:
- Practical salon skills
- Background theory
- Portfolio building/assignments
- Individual and group work
- Appraisals and self-evaluation
- Online exams
- Enterprise Sessions
You will have a Personal Tutor who will be responsible for course guidance and general support.
In addition to your course, you will also study either Functional Skills or GCSE English and Maths, dependent on your current GCSE grade.
Ideally 3 GCSEs at grades D or above (New GCSE grade - 3 or above), preferably in English, Maths and Science.
A satisfactory reference from your school or employer is required as is attendance of a taster session to assess practical skills and completion of a hair and skin diary together with a satisfactory interview where: you should have a smart appearance and demonstrate enthusiasm for a career in hairdressing and/or beauty therapy. At interview, previous attendance, attitude and ability will be taken into consideration.
This course is free for those who are under 19 on 31 August of the year they start their course.
For those aged 19+, this course will cost £1200.
Fees may vary depending on personal circumstances, please enquire for further information.
International and EU Students, please contact the International Office on +44 (0)1205 313212 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details on fees.
Please note that all fees are subject to change.
This course will take you 1 year, September to June, to complete. You will study at College for 4 days a week, 9.00am-4.30pm.