The Isle of Wight College has standard entry requirements for full-time college courses, depending on the level of the course to be studied.
There may be additional entry requirements for a small number of specialist courses. If this course is one of these specialist courses, additional entry requirements will be stated below.
For those, looking to build on their Level 2 hairdressing skills; developing their knowledge and practical ability to Level 3.
The course is designed for those looking to explore their creativity and imagination in a practical base environment, gain the skills relevant for a career in the hairdressing industry. The course enables CPD (continued professional development) as well as providing progression opportunities.
You will learn how to create elegant bridal styles, creative fashion colouring with basic colour correction, creative styling and dressing, re-cap basic cuts and developing new emerging cutting shapes and techniques, how to carry out an in-depth consultation, interpersonal skills, team work and managing and monitoring Health and Safety.
This course is delivered by specialist staff, who have years of industry experience along with specialist qualifications.
This programme incorporates student participation, theory input, and demonstration, including lectures, discussions, projects, case studies, online examination and self-directed study, using multimedia approach where appropriate. This helps students to develop core skills required for the industry which includes the ability to meet deadlines and retention of knowledge as well as application of skills in a professional environment.
Students are assessed through practical observation of skill and questioning, along with on line examinations.
Within the programme, students receive full support in their skill development and acquisition of competence. Specialist learning support is available.
Work experience and professional experience is incorporated within a commercial environment both in college and as a structured work experience programme located in commercial salons, where available. This promotes increased employment opportunities. As part of the course, the college encourages students to attend exhibitions and trips.
As part of your programme of study you may be expected to attend an external work placement for 50 working days each year.
This will give you occupationally specific training focussed on developing practical and technical skills in the workplace.
As part of this course you will attend English and Math sessions if you are aged between 16-18 years old.
These classes will be with subject specialists and delivered at a level to suit you.
There is a varied range of opportunities for those with the right outlook and attitude in the world of Hairdressing. Successful students will find outlets for their skills in: Salons (as a stylist), salon ownership/self-employment, health farms, cruise liners, television, films and the fashion industry along with University courses.
Opportunities exist for students to obtain additional qualifications after completion of their Level 3 Certificate.
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