Formerly City College Brighton and Hove

Hairdressing - VTCT Certificate in African Caribbean Hairdressing Level 2

This qualification has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills of working with African type hair.

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Key information

Course code: RET049 Course type: International, Part-time professional Duration: 10 weeks Start date: 01 May 2018 Timetable:Tuesdays 12pm - 6:30pm Entry requirements: Level 1 or 2 styling skills for blow drying and styling hair Awarding body: VTCT Course location: Brighton Metropolitan College, Central Campus Course fees: £520

Course aims and areas

This course will develop your practical skills in the technical skill of relaxing African type hair, the creative art of styling and finishing African type hair and how to provide an effective consultation service for clients.

The qualification will complement those with hairdressing skills wishing to broaden their skill set or for those wanting to develop their creativity and styling skills to a higher level.

Course Units

  • Relaxing African type hair
  • Styling and finishing
  • Consultation techniques

Why the MET?

The course provides real-world training facilities. You will use quality professional kits and products in professional salons with paying customers.

Our highly-skilled teachers have current industry experience and the department has strong industry and employer links.   

Throughout the course you will benefit from guest speakers and additional training from external companies.

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Brighton MET is the location of our central campus.   

Right in the heart of Brighton’s world-famous North Laine, the College is within walking distance of all the city’s main amenities – the award-winning city library, the independent shops and eateries and the beach.

Entry Requirements

If there are any applicable entry requirements, these will be listed in the key information section above.

Course Costs

International fees can vary depending on the course you choose and how long you are studying for.

For full information about our international fees, please see our International fees guide.

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How to apply

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How to apply

  • Three well-equipped training salons and a commercial salon open to the public
  • High-end industry standard equipment and products
  • Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support
  • Cafés with a wide range of reasonably priced meals, snacks and drinks

You will be required to purchase a kit to use in the course, further information for costs will be provided when you are accepted. 

Potential
Careers

Potential Careers

Hairdressing or beauty salon manager/proprietor

Typical Tasks:

  • Determines staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term needs.
  • Controls the allocation, training and remuneration of staff.
  • Provides clients with information and advice on styles and treatments, and resolves any complaints or problems.
  • Ensures clients' records are maintained.
  • Undertakes and/or directs hair treatments and/or beauty therapy.
  • Checks and maintains any equipment, and ensures that all safety requirements are met.
  • Demonstrates, advises on and sells hair and/or beauty products.
  • Ensures financial accounts for the business are maintained.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

2 Available opportunities 0.4% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £15,873

AVERAGE £27,651

POTENTIAL £50,603

Desired Skills:
  • Learning Strategies
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Monitoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics

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Hairdresser or barber

Typical Tasks:

  • Discusses customer requirements, analyses hair condition and other relevant features to define and advise on hair style.
  • Washes, conditions, bleaches, tints or dyes hair and provides any necessary basic scalp treatments.
  • Cuts and trims hair using scissors, clippers, razor and comb.
  • Combs, brushes, blow-dries or sets wet hair in rollers to style or straighten.
  • Shaves and trims beards and moustaches.
  • Collects payment, arranges appointments and cleans and tidies salon.
  • Maintains client records and keeps up-to-date with new products, styles and techniques.
  • Ensures hair products are stored and used appropriately and observes relevant health and safety factors.
  • Demonstrates, sells and recommends hair care products to clients and advises them on hair care.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

988 Available opportunities 5.1% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £12,578

AVERAGE £15,152

POTENTIAL £21,411

Desired Skills:
  • Speaking
  • Active Listening
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Critical Thinking
  • Monitoring
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Science
  • Writing
  • Mathematics

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