Overview of the course
If you are under 19 and are considering a course in the fast moving, fashion orientated world of hairdressing then this is the course for you.
This one year course is a stepping stone into the exciting world of the hairdressing industry. It will introduce you to the discipline of a working environment and encourage you to develop your artistic ability.
The course is delivered in our state-of-the-art Hairdressing Academy which includes five large air conditioned studios, all designed to provide a realistic working environment to students and the public.
What you'll learn
You will be taught by our highly qualified enthusiastic staff. Your learning will cover a wide range of hairdressing skills which are required if you are considering building a career in the hairdressing industry.
The course includes theory including some science related topics and practical training.
There are 10 units of study which include:
• Working in hairdressing
• Health and safety
• Client consultation
• Shampooing and conditioning
• Displaying products
• Colouring hair and styling hair
• Reception duties
• Promoting products and services
• Designing a range of images
You will also study GCSE Maths and English if you don’t have the grades and take part in enrichment opportunities.
Elements of Study
Your programme consists of the following elements:
• Study of your chosen vocational subject (50% of your programme)
• English and maths (continued until the achievement of GCSE grade 4 (C) or equivalent)
• Employability skills (e.g. punctuality, attendance, communication and team work)
• Work experience (giving you a taste of working life)
• Tutorial & personal development (e.g. healthy living, volunteering and citizenship skills)
School leavers will have a good record of attendance, punctuality and a good report from school.
You will need a Hairdressing Level 1 qualification, possess a genuine interest in hairdressing and have good dexterity skills/or equivalent experience.
You will need motivation and enthusiasm for working with people and the general public and you will be committed to learning, training, and practising new skills.
How will I be assessed?
Practical skills will be assessed on paying clients, colleagues and friends in a realistic working environment. You will attend theory classes and this will be assessed by online testing and a completed log book.
Supporting your learning and wellbeing
We want you to enjoy every minute of College, both in the classroom and out of it, so we have a range of dedicated support and wellbeing services. These include FREE travel; FREE breakfast; dedicated Learning Development Mentors; impartial advice and guidance; dedicated one-to-one support for learners with additional needs; and support with the cost of College, plus much more.
After you have completed the course you could remain in College and progress on to the VRQ in Hairdressing or you may decide to go onto study Barbering or Beauty Therapy.
Alternatively, if you choose to look for paid work you could take up a Hairdressing Apprenticeship and work as an Apprentice Hairdresser.
Following further study you could work as:
• A qualified Media Make-up Artist and earn between£12,000 and £19,000 a year, depending on experience.
• An Image Consultant, earning between £14,000 and£40,000 a year.
• A Salon Manager, earning between £18,000 and 30,000 a year.
We want to give you a positive experience at College and a rounded view of the industry you could one day be working in. So, during your time at College, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a range of activities, including:
• Meeting guest speakers from the industry
• Visiting local businesses
• Local and national Competitions
• Meeting employers
• Taking part in Showcase activities and relevant events
As part of our Pre-Professionals Programme, you’ll have your own personal Learning Development Mentor and Careers Coach. They’ll help you to manage your studies, oversee your progress and aid in your personal development.
You’ll also benefit from quality work experience and industry placements, ensuring that you’re ready for the world of work.
You could also benefit from getting involved in volunteering opportunities, both locally and abroad, and youth social action projects, perfect for enhancing your CV.
Gifted and Talented Programme
If you’re a potentially high-achieving learner, capable of exceeding your targets, we will stretch and challenge you by providing the opportunity for you to study additional qualifications, with support in place to complement your study programme experience.
Why choose us?
We’re part of the University of Bolton Group, which means you’ll benefit from all that the University has to offer, including world-class facilities and access to industry experts.
Throughout your time at College, we’ll reward your achievements, with trips to The Anderton Outdoor Activity Centre, the University’s outdoor pursuits centre, and so much more. You’ll also have the opportunity to apply for the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award.
In our last Ofsted inspection, we were graded ‘Good’.
Our £75 million campus offers:
• A newly refurbished fitness suite and sports hall
• Apple Mac suites
• A theatre and dance studios
• A café selling Costa coffee
• The Academy Hair & Beauty Salon
• Signature restaurant
PLUS FREE EQUIPMENT WORTH UP TO £370
We also have a wide range of events throughout the year, including showcases, enterprise activities and cultural celebrations.
How to apply?
Submit an application online by visiting www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/yp-application
Discover what Bolton College has to offer by attending one of our Open Events:
• Thursday 17th October 2019, 5.30pm-8pm
• Wednesday 20th November 2019, 5.30pm-8pm
• Tuesday 4th February 2020, 5.30pm-8pm
• Futures4Me Event - Monday 7th October 2019, 3.30pm-7pm
Every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within these course information sheets was accurate at the time of publishing.
Bolton College is constantly evaluating its services to meet the needs of learners; therefore programmes/courses/Apprenticeships, resources and facilities may be subject to change without prior notice.