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    This is an introductory course ideal for those who wish to have a taster in Hairdressing, if successful this will prepare for progression on to a diploma. It is best suited to students who are over the age of 19.

     You will study:

    • shampooing and conditioning
    • conditioning treatments
    • a variety of setting techniques
    • blow drying
    • basic cut
    • basic colour application
    • plaiting and twisting
    • hairdressing theory
    • customer service
    • health and safety
    • promotion of products and services

    Alongside these subjects delivered in college, students will need to be able to commit themselves to an additional 4-5 hours per week undertaking:

    • Independent study at home where students will undertake independent learning to enhance their understanding of the vocationally related theory, complete assignments and study for exams.
    • Practise services at home to develop your skills and help prepare you for assessment.

    You may also be asked to participate voluntarily in charity, community and voluntary events often related to hair and beauty. This could be things such as fashion shows etc.

    Throughout your training programme you will be required to receive and carry out treatments on your peers to develop your skills and take paying clients to gain the widest possible range of experiences and employability skills.

    How will I be assessed?

    • continual assessment throughout the course
    • oral questioning
    • written assignments and projects
    • online tests
    • practical assessments which are undertaken on paying clients
    • a Portfolio of Evidence

    Quality Sampling takes place by the Awarding Body. This may be in the first term or towards the end of the Academic year. If you are selected you would need to ensure that your portfolio is submitted and you may need to attend a practical EQA sampling session to gain your qualification.   

    As in a professional salon, students will be expected to give our clients the highest possible customer care and portray a professional image; you'll be required to wear a salon uniform whilst in the salons.

    All students are expected to purchase a uniform and full kit, two weeks before the course starts

    There are supplementary costs for material, books, course trips and visits. Financial assistance may be available. Please enquire at Student Services.

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    For more information and to purchase your Kit Click Here if you're right handed or Click Here if you're left handed

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Why Gloucestershire College?

We guide any ambitious and motivated person on their journey through education and their career, by providing the right environment that encourages and nurtures individual talents.

Our industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching team provide our students with the skills businesses truly need.

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90% of students would recommend GC and 95% said that the teaching on their course was good.

Ofsted has rated us good.

  • We offer industry relevant facilities
  • Our lecturers are passionate subject specialists
  • Employers value our students' skills

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