Key Details

  • Available at:
    Bangor, Rhos-on-Sea, Rhyl, Dolgellau
  • Course type:
    Full-Time (Further Education)
  • Study Mode:
    Full-time
  • Level:
    3
  • Programme Area:
    Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy
  • Course Length:

    1 year

  • Bilingual:

    This programme is available bilingually at the following campus(es):

    • Bangor
    • Dolgellau

Please note: We recommend that you have access to a laptop/chromebook to enable coursework to be completed digitally at home. There is a dedicated IT Digital Inclusion fund to support those learners who do not have a digital device and are unable to purchase one.

Course Description

Are you looking for an advanced hairdressing career? Would you like to work in a top salon, on a cruise liner, or as a demonstrator or manager?

The UK hairdressing industry is actively looking for qualified specialists, and this programme allows you to meet that criteria. It is also one of the only acceptable qualifications for work abroad, giving you even more options for success.

The programme is suitable for students progressing from a relevant Level 2 qualification, or from previous experience of salon work. As well as boosting your career options, it allows you to proceed into Higher Education and take your studies even further.

Entry Criteria

In order to qualify for this course, you will need at least one of the following:

  • A relevant Level 2 qualification at Pass
  • Relevant industry experience

You will also require an attendance level of 86% in your current year of study.

As part of the application process, you will be asked to attend an interview to give you the opportunity to discuss the course.

Delivery

The programme will be delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Practical Delivery
  • Theory Sessions
  • Workshops
  • Commercial Salon Training
  • Realistic Work Environment

You will also undertake work experience as part of the programme.

You will study a variety of subject-specific modules, in addition to Literacy and Numeracy skills.

You will also study additional relevant qualifications, which may include the Welsh Baccalaureate.

Your programme will include a combination of:

  • Essential Skills qualifications and/or
  • GCSE resits and/or
  • The Welsh Baccalaureate
Welsh Baccalaureate

Welsh Baccalaureate is a valuable qualification which is often studied alongside your Level 3 full-time course.

The qualification is graded A*-E, carrying the equivalent UCAS points at Level 3, and equips you with transferable personal and business skills. It is highly regarded by universities and employers alike.

As part of the qualification, you will learn about Global Citizenship, Enterprise and Employability and take part in community engagement and work experience.

Essential Skills

This may include a combination of Application of Number, Communication, Digital Literacy and Essential Employability Skills

GCSE resits

This may include GCSE Numeracy/Maths and/or Welsh/English Language.

Assessment

The programme is assessed through a blend of the following:

  • Observation
  • Online assessments

Progression

The programme gives you a qualification and a valuable set of skills, helping you to progress into employment and higher education.

You could proceed onto a degree-level programme at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, such as the Foundation Degree (FdA) Management and Business, or a specialised degree programme at another institution.

Alternatively, you could enter employment within a hotel, spa or salon environment.

Would you like to apply for this course?

Dolgellau
Rhos-on-Sea