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Introduction to the Hair and Beauty

sector VRQ Level 1

The Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector for 16-18s is a great way to start your career. The course enables you to develop skills and confidence to progress in college and into work. You will develop a wide range of skills in hairdressing or beauty as well as gaining qualifications in English and Maths.

Subjects you will study include:

Unit 101 Introduction to the hair and beauty sector

Unit 102 Presenting a professional image in a salon

Unit 113 Follow health and safety in the salon

Unit 114 Salon reception duties

Unit 115 Working with others in the hair and beauty sector

Unit 112 Create a hair and beauty image

Unit 003 Shampoo and Conditioning

Unit 105 Plaiting and twisting hair

Unit 111 Colour hair using temporary colour

Unit 215 The Art of dressing hair

Unit 006 Skin care

Unit 106 Basic make-up application

Unit 107 Themed face painting

Unit 109 Providing basic manicure treatment

You will have a personal tutor and a weekly tutorial. You will also have the opportunity to work alongside a Level 2 and 3 student in the college’s commercial salon to help you gain experience.

In addition to this, you will complete a portfolio of evidence which supports your practical expertise and shows that you understand the theoretical concepts behind the practical tasks that you are able to carry out.

Our assessments take place on each other, friends, family or mannequin heads.

You could progress onto:

VRQ Level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing

VRQ Level 2 Diploma in Barbering

VRQ Level 2 Diploma in Beauty

VRQ Level 2 Diploma in Nail Technology

VRQ Level 2 Hair and Media Make up

NVQ Level 2 Apprenticeship in Barbering

NVQ Level 2 Apprenticeship in Hairdressing

Personal and Social Development

Basic Maths and English

This course is for 16-18 year olds. You do not need to have any formal qualifications in Hairdressing, but you will need to show that you have an interest in the area.

You will need Maths and English at Entry Level 3 or 3 GCSE's at grade E (to include a Maths and English at grade E).

It is essential that all students can demonstrate an appropriate level on interpersonal skills as this is a customer

focused industry.

The course runs in the day full time 36 weeks per year and will take one year to complete. The course may involve

working one late night.

Study Programmes for students aged 16-18

At The City of Liverpool College you will undertake a personalised Study Programme, which will help you to achieve your ambitions and career goals.

All of our Study Programmes are designed to help you to develop your skills and widen your college experience.

What you should expect from your Study Programme:

  • A substantial qualification e.g. GCSE, A level or vocational equivalent
  • Meaningful work experience
  • Help to achieve GCSE English and maths at grades A*-C if you do not already have them
  • Practical activities that help your personal development including study skills, enrichment activities, employability training and classes in personal and social skills to get you ready for further education or employment.
  • Support to enable you to progress to the next level of study or employment

English and Maths

English and Maths skills are vital for employment and to secure a place on courses at a higher level, including university.

We have a team of tutors who will work with you to achieve these essential qualifications and enable you to apply these skills in your day to day activities and work.

Since September 2013 any young person who does not achieve their GCSE in English language and mathematics at grade C or above will have to continue their studies at college. Students who have a grade D in either subject must study these subjects at GCSE level.

Study Programmes

Study Programmes for students aged 16-18

At The City of Liverpool College you will undertake a personalised Study Programme, which will help you to achieve your ambitions and career goals.

All of our Study Programmes are designed to help you to develop your skills and widen your college experience.

What you should expect from your Study Programme:

  • A substantial qualification e.g. GCSE, A level or vocational equivalent
  • Meaningful work experience
  • Help to achieve GCSE English and maths at grades A*-C if you do not already have them
  • Practical activities that help your personal development including study skills, enrichment activities, employability training and classes in personal and social skills to get you ready for further education or employment.
  • Support to enable you to progress to the next level of study or employment

English and Maths

English and Maths skills are vital for employment and to secure a place on courses at a higher level, including university.

We have a team of tutors who will work with you to achieve these essential qualifications and enable you to apply these skills in your day to day activities and work.

Since September 2013 any young person who does not achieve their GCSE in English language and mathematics at grade C or above will have to continue their studies at college. Students who have a grade D in either subject must study these subjects at GCSE level.

What the course leads to

VRQ Level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing VRQ Level 2 Diploma in Barbering VRQ Level 2 Diploma in Beauty VRQ Level 2 Diploma in Nail Technology VRQ Level 2 Hair and Media Make up NVQ Level 2 Apprenticeship in Barbering NVQ Level 2 Apprenticeship in Hairdressing Personal and Social Development Basic Maths and English

Qualification(s)

Entry Requirements

When the course runs

What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

I truly believe that my education at the college gave me the confidence and drive to always strive for nothing but the best, in 2013 I was awarded the Liverpool Lifestyle Awards best make up artist and a VTCT Excellence Award in Fashion & Photographic Make-Up.

SONYA CAPALDI & Nicola Howards - L3 hairdressing / Level 3 Theatrical, Special Effect Hair & Media Make-Up

Course Location

Duke Street
L1 5BG

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Disclaimer

Disclaimer

The College has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of course details given on fact sheets, in the prospectus and on the web site. However, the College reserves the right to make changes to provision and to discontinue courses when necessary. Please note that the College cannot accept any liability for inaccuracies or omissions which arise due to such changes.

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Course bundles are designed for 16 - 18 year olds only.

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