2020 Programme - Hairdressing (Womens & Mens VRQ) FL2
Retail and Commercial Enterprise
What will you be working towards?
||Hairdressing (Womens & Mens VRQ)
This is the only Lee Stafford Academy in Kent and South East London, and one of only 12 across the UK. Why study at the Lee Stafford Academy? Not just a celebrity endorsement, the training programme has been developed by Lee himself with Further Education specialists, to train not only the students, but also our own experienced hair and barbering staff. Students will learn specially designed �recipes� which are unique to Lee Stafford Academies, reflecting some of the most cutting-edge styles seen in salons across the UK, by receive training in up to 21 fundamental skills and techniques. These skills can be tested in National competitions with other Lee Stafford Academy students in FE Colleges across the UK during the academic year. Students enrolling on this programme will spend a minimum of 3 sessions in our modern well equipped hairdressing salons. You will be taught by vocational lecturers who have worked, or are currently working, in the hairdressing industry they therefore have a wide and current experience of the industries needs and trends. Salon skills are supported by underpinning theory knowledge. The Diploma in Hairdressing has a number of mandatory units including health and safety, consultation, shampooing and conditioning, cutting, colouring and styling hair. It also has a number of optional units for you to choose from. Your lecturer will guide you when making this choice. Your initial training is carried out on blocks and group members before progressing onto family, friends and paying clients. You need to be prepared to work a late evening mirroring the requirements of industry. You will be expected to behave in a highly professional manner at all times while in the salons and surrounding public areas. You will wear a uniform and will need to bring your hairdressing equipment to all salon sessions. Functional skills in English and Maths are taught alongside the vocational skills. This is an important aspect of your programme and will help to prepare you for the next level of qualification and working in the industry It is recommended that you find part time work or voluntary work in the hairdressing industry to support your college training.
How will it be delivered?
Assessment is continuous throughout the course. You will be assessed using a variety of methods including: observation, oral questioning, written questioning and assignment work.
Applicants should have a genuine interest in the Hairdressing industry. Have a good School report showing good attendance and behaviour. Have completed GCSE Maths & English with at least Grade 4
Your next steps...
Student successfully completing this course are able to progress onto the Level 3 Hairdressing programme or apply for apprenticeships in the hairdressing industry. Or progress on to level 2 Programmes in the Beauty Therapy or Barbering.