Who is this course for?
This course is designed for school-leavers who have a keen interest in working within the Hair and Beauty Industry. It will help you to develop your confidence and communication skills whilst learning skills to help you to progress into work within this sector.
The range of Hairdressing activities include shampoo and conditioning hair, assisting with salon duties, styling ladies and gents hair and assisting with colouring.
On the Beauty side you will assist with facial and skin treatments and learn about hand and skin care. You will learn basic make-up application skills and different treatments for nails.
You will also recognise the importance of healthy eating and basic nutrition as important aspects of hair and beauty care.
What are the entry requirements for the course?
You will need five GCSEs at grades D or E (grade 2-3) or higher, including BOTH Maths and English Language.
How long is this course?
This is a one year course commencing September 2032, ending June 2022.
What will I study on this course?
The course is made up of ten units of study:
Unit 1 – Professional analysis of the skin and hair: In this unit you will study the structure and condition of the hair and skin. You will learn how to recognise contra-indications and prepare for hair and beauty services.
Unit 2 – Client care and salon industry awareness: This unit will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to work effectively in a commercial salon environment. You will also learn about the roles and responsibilities of those working in the hair and beauty industry.
Unit 3- Presentation of an overall image: This unit is about creating your individual overall image whilst incorporating preparation, planning and technical skills.
Unit 4 – Working in the industry: This unit will develop your readiness for the world of work. Through research activities you will develop an awareness of your industry sector and opportunities that may be open to you. You will conduct an assessment of your current employability skills, plan for placement and subsequently embark on work experience. This unit concludes with an opportunity to re-assess your skill set and progress made.
Unit 5 – Shampoo, condition and style different hair types and lengths: This unit will give you the necessary skills to carry out shampooing, conditioning and a full range of blowdrying and styling services. Technically you will learn about the science and effect of heat on the hair structure.
Unit 6 – Lash, brows and spray tanning: In this unit you will learn the necessary theoretical and practical skills to carry out lash and brow treatments, spray tanning and effective patch testing
Unit 7 – Facial skin therapy: This unit is an introduction to the basics of skincare. You will perform facial treatments whilst carrying out a full skin analysis and identifying appropriate products for the skin.
Unit 8 – Anatomy and physiology in the hair and beauty industry: This is a fundamental unit that focuses on all the anatomy and physiology required for the practical units within the diploma. You will apply the theory and science to the practical skills you are learning such as skin, nails, hair and muscular systems.
Unit 9 – Hair colouring principles and techniques: This unit provides the opportunity to develop a range of skills and knowledge to effectively carry out a range of basic colouring services on a variety of clients.
Unit 10 – Professional nail care: This unit will help you develop the professional skills to effectively perform manicure and pedicure treatments incorporating both gel nail application and paraffin wax. You will also learn to recognise the relevant skin and nail conditions.
What Qualification will I gain?
The Progression Certificate has been benchmarked at Level 2. It contains 240 guided learning hours.
The Progression Diploma has been benchmarked at Level 2. It contains 480 guided learning hours.
Will I go out on work experience?
Courses at Highlands are about preparing you for the world of work. As part of your course you will learn how to go about presenting yourself to an employer to stand the best chance of getting the job you are looking for.
You will spend at least one week in a work placement and work towards an employability qualification.
What does this course lead on to?
Prepares you to specialise in Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy.
Achieving other qualifications and gaining experience as part of the Highlands Study Programme will enable you to progress to Hairdressing at Advanced Level or other Advanced Technical or Vocational courses that the college offers.
How much will it cost?
• £36 per year registration fee.
• £78 per year course material fee.
Salon uniform required – cost to be advised on enrolment.
How can I find out more?
For further information, please contact the Highlands College Admissions team on: 608582 or email: email@example.com.