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Hairdressing - VTCT Technical Certificate in Hairdressing Level 2

This is a vocational course that will prepare you for a career in the hairdressing industry, as well as developing important skills such as communication and teamwork.

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Key information

Course code: B0711A Course type: Part-time professional, Full-time Duration: 1 Year Start date: 11 September 2017 Entry requirements: 5 GCSEs level 2 or above, including Maths and English, or numeracy and literacy assessment Awarding body: VTCT Course location: Brighton Metropolitan College, Central Campus Course fees: 1: £0 2: £0 3: £1,720 4: N/A

Course aims and areas

This is an industry recognised qualification and is ideally suited to those aged 19 or over who wish to embark on a career in hairdressing. You will gain experience in shampooing and conditioning, styling, cutting hair, colouring, and salon health and safety.

The MET Hairdressing Department benefits from having its own, professional salon that is open to the public and staffed by students. You will gain valuable experience of working professionally, standing you in excellent stead when you apply for employment. The course is approximately three quarters practical and one quarter theory.

Course Units

  • Principles and practices of Hairdressing Services
  • Consultation techniques and client care
  • Shampoo, condition and treat hair and scalp
  • Promote products and services to clients
  • Cut hair using a variety of techniques
  • Style and finish hair
  • Create an image based on a theme (Hair Show)

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

The cost and whether or not you have to pay for your course depends on your age, circumstances and educational history. To find out which category applies to you, please visit our course fees page by clicking below.

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Work experience

There is compulsory 1 weeks' work experience required on this course. Brighton MET has excellent links within the local hairdressing industry and will be able to offer you help and advice regarding your placement.

Please be aware that bursaries will not cover childcare costs for all of these hours.


Work experience

As part of this course you will undertake a compulsory additional one week of work experience (please be aware that bursaries will not cover childcare costs for all of these hours).

You will need to purchase uniform and kit for this course (cost to be confirmed).

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

3 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

1053 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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