Funding and bursaries
Students if you’re aged over 19 you may be eligible for free tuition depending on the course you want to study, your existing qualifications and your financial circumstances. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 023 8087 4874.
Advanced Learner Loans are available for students who are aged 19 or over. Repayments do not begin until the course is completed and you are earning £25,000 or over. Eligible learners will be enrolling on a level 3 or above course and are a UK or EU national. For further information, visit gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan.
Three GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) and above, including maths and English, or a Level 1 Diploma in Hairdressing. Learners who do not have grade 4 or above in English and maths study them alongside their course.
What will I learn?
You’ll gain expertise in techniques such as colouring, cutting, perming and dressing hair, gaining the qualifications you need to carry out hairdressing services. By the end of the course, you’ll understand more about the hairdressing industry and be ready for work:
Learn the techniques for colouring and perming hair
Develop your cutting and dressing hair skills
Enhance your dexterity
Gain an in-depth understanding of hair styling and treatments
You’ll take part in two one-week blocks of work experience during the year. Alternatively, you can do six hours a day one day a week.
You can also request additional days.
Working in the hair and beauty industry
Follow health and safety
Client care and communication
Shampoo and condition
Cut women’s hair
Colour and lighten hair
The art of dressing hair
Create an image based on a theme
You’ll be assessed through a combination of written, oral, practical and online assessments.
Extra-curricular activities and community projects are included, for example Totton Carnival.
Career and Progression
You can progress to a Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing, which is highly desirable within the hair industry. You can also choose to start your career with an apprenticeship in a salon.
What our students say
Last year I did a rap/grime set as part of a label launch at The Talking Heads which was a mind-blowing and memorable experience. At Totton College the course is fluid so you can really tailor your learning; I’ve been able to combine performance with music tech.
Level 3 Music student at Totton College