Learn all about styling techniques and the latest trends as you get the perfect foundation needed for this essential career. Working in our state-of-the-art professional salon, you get the chance to develop skills in conditioning, cutting, shampooing, styling, treating the hair and scalp. Along the way there will be the chance to see guest speakers from within the industry and trips to places like Wella Paris, Lancôme Paris, the Professional Hair & Beauty Show and the Clothes Show Live. You will also develop a range of personal and transferable skills such as professionalism, time management, verbal and non verbal communication and self-management principles.
You will also take on work experience potentially locally or nationally as well as getting the opportunity to compete in competitions. Creativity is key in this field and 31% of vacancies are hard to fill due to a skills shortage, so start your journey with us. As you mature in this, our Graduate Salon will enable you to practice on a wide range of clientele, build customer service skills and experience in handling money and stock control.
When you do a vocational qualification you will learn in a workshop, salon or studio as appropriate for your subject and you will usually be assessed through practical assessments, projects, assignments and oral and written questions. There may be exams in some subjects and your tutor will prepare you for these.
Entry requirements for our courses depend on the specific requirements of each Programme of Study and an individual’s previous experience, which will all be discussed during the interview process.
The following is a guide as to what you might be expected to achieve to gain entry on to a particular level of a course
GCSEs grades1-2 or E to G or equivalent, including Foundation Awards and Entry Level Certificates.
Successful students may progress onto the next level in their chosen subject, into employment or an apprenticeship, or, after a level 3 qualification, to Higher Education at the University Centre Grimsby or other other University.
Potential employment paths include: Salon Worker, Hairdresser, Freelance Hairstylist and Spa Manager.