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Hairdressing academy offering NVQ hairdressing apprenticeships

70 apprenticeships are being offered in Birmingham by a hair academy, Francesco Group, who have opened a training facility.

The academy will be located on New Birmingham Street in Birmingham.

The academy are offering the following apprenticeships:

50 apprenticeships offering a two year course, qualifying in NVQ level 2 Hairdressing
20 apprenticeships offering experience on the job as a hairdresser.

The start of the course will start in September 2012.



NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing

To qualify as a hairdresser, you will need to obtain the NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing. This course will teach you how to cut and style hair and the usual tasks a hairdresser will find themselves doing.


Recommended Book:

NVQ/SVQ Level 2 Hairdressing Candidate Handbook, 3rd edition

This NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing candidate handbook is extremely good in detailing what is required for the course. It lists the typical tasks within a salon – reception duties, being aware of health and safety, consulting with clients and also includes practical skills such as how to colour hair, cutting hair (men and women), styling and changing hair colour. The book is written by two hairdressers, so you can be assured of first hand experience.



The requirements for this course is the NVQ Level 1 Hairdressing or 2 GCSEs grade D or above. In some cases you may be interviewed.

 

You will be expected to demonstrate the ability to perform the following tasks:

– Be aware of health and safety within the workplace and your own actions. This includes hazards such as liquids on the floor, cables on the floor and legal knowledge of health and safety.

– Ability to shampoo/condition hair and treat the scalp.

– Cutting hair using basic techniques

– Dry and finish all types of hair

– Style hair

– Ability to dye hair

– Consulting with customers and being able to communicate effectively

NVQ Level 2 HairdressingNVQ providers will expect you to choose additional units, some of which are shown below:

– Reception duties

– Promoting additional services

– Perming hair

– Ability to use hair extensions

– Twist and plait hair

 

Possible barber units:

– Dealing with men’s facial hair

– Men’s hair colour

– Drying men’s hair

 

What is involved during the course?

Usually you will be expected to keep records of the work you have undertaken, signed by a witness. An NVQ Assessor is likely to ask questions to check your understanding of tasks. You can also submit evidence of tasks/work you have  undertaken previously.

Organising your portfolio is important (guidance on keeping NVQ portfolios).

 

This course typically lasts a year and you will need to show you are capable of working within a team.

After an NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing?

You can work towards your NVQ Level 3 Hairdressing or junior hairdressers within a salon. Other possibilities include:

– film and television hairdressing

– fashion show work

– cruise ship placements

– styling hair for magazine photography

 

More about hairdressing training



NVQ course in Hairdressing – Level 1, 2 and 3


NVQ courses in Hairdressing

If you are working in the hair or barber industry, an NVQ course in Hairdressing will help enable you to pursue work in the fashion industry and hair salons.

NVQ Level 1 Hairdressing
Entry level

NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing
Those wishing to become certified
Hairdressers

NVQ Level 3 Hairdressing
Those wishing to become specialists,
maybe starting up their own salon

 

Typical mandatory Level 1 units:

– Be aware of health and safety within the workplace

– Ability to shampoo/condition hair

– Maintaining work areas

– Maintaining salon treatment work areas

 

Typical Level 1 optional units:

– Blow drying hair

– Assisting with hair dye

– Basic techniques of plaiting hair

– Removing hair extensions

– Reception duties

More details about the NVQ Level 1 in Hairdressing

 

Typical mandatory Level 2 units:

– Be aware of health and safety within the workplace

– Ability to shampoo/condition hair and treat the scalp.

– Cutting hair using basic techniques

– Dry and finish all types of hair

– Style hair

– Ability to dye hair

– Consulting with customers

 

Typical Level 2 optional units:

– Reception duties

– Promoting additional services

– Perming hair

– Ability to use hair extensions

More details about the NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing

 

Typical mandatory Level 3 units:

– Maintaining health and safety within the workplace

– Be able to consult

– Cutting hair creatively

– Dying hair using various techniques

 

Typical optional Level 3 units:

– Style hair creatively

– Ability to use hair extensions

– Hair and scalp treatments

– Perm all types of hair

More details about the NVQ Level 3 in Hairdressing
Further information on hairdressing training



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