Level 3 Pre-Employment in Hairdressing
Qualification achievable: VTCT Level 3
Entry Requirements: Completion of a Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing
Head of Department: Miss R Cockcroft
This course is a general progression from Level 2 and is the industry standard for fully qualified Hairdresser, introducing more complex cutting and colouring techniques from the Hairdressing industry.
How is the course organised
The course is a 1 year programme delivered over 10 hours per week (usually 2 days).The programme will be delivered by theory sessions, practical workshops and commercial based salons. Independent study is an essential part and requirement of the course. With this programme you will learn the following aspects of creative hairdressing:
Promote and sell products and services to clients
Cut women's hair to create a variety of looks
Style and dress hair using a variety of techniques
Colour hair to create a variety of looks
Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
Hairdressing consultation support for colleagues
Creative hairdressing design skills
A tutorial programme is mandatory and supports the student throughout their studies with guidance and individual learning plans put into action.
Methods of Assessment
The programme is based on continual assessment and you will be assessed through observation of practical skills, oral questioning, assignment work and written questions. A portfolio will be produced throughout your course of evidence towards your competency. You will also be required to actively take part in a promotional event, which will showcase your talent and work during the program.
On successful completion of this course you can specialise in any aspect of Hairdressing including stylist, cruise ships, television work or learn to become a creative hair director. You could progress on to a Degree in Spa Management or Media Make Up at various universities.