South Devon College

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Hairdressing

Hairdressing jobs combine a lot of interaction with other people and the satisfaction of instant results. It's a universal skill that could allow you to work anywhere in the world, either as a hairdresser in a salon or by opening your own salon.

You will get to study in our own Inspirations Salon, where you can gain practical experience, trained by tutors who have many years experience in the industry.

UK Hairdressing is regarded as one of the best in the world. There is ample opportunity to travel internationally and use your skills abroad. VTCT/City & Guilds are our awarding bodies whose qualifications are recognised nationally and provide a progression route to advanced level.

You could go on to work in a beauty salon, clinic, hair salon, health farm, cosmetic company, nail bar or cruise liner.

The purchase of a Hairdressing kit and uniform is a mandatory requirement for all Hairdressing courses.


Courses

This one day course is for Hairdressers who are looking for inspiration in cutting and colouring.

Through demonstrations and practical workshops you will gain knowledge of:
• Advanced cutting and colouring techniques
• Fashion/trend predictions in Hair
• Personalising and finishing techniques
• Creative colour recipes
• Fringes

Suitable for : Hairdressers working towards Level 2 and above.

You will need:
A 100% human hair training head, scissors, cutting comb, pintail comb, sectioning clips x 8, hairdryer, brushes.

Code Location Dates Day Time Weeks 19 - 23 Fee19+ Fee
CT9CRC1SPaignton Campus 08/MAY/17 -
08/MAY/17
Mon 10 00 -
16 30
1£60.00

FC

£60.00

FC

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CT9CR21SPAHHBSA 30/MAY/17 -
30/MAY/17
Tue 10 00 -
16 30
1£60.00

FC

£60.00

FC

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To find out when the next Creative Cutting and Colouring course is scheduled, please contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380123


This course will provide you with the essential knowledge and skills that will help you build confidence when you first enter the hairdressing industry and is an ideal stepping stone towards further qualifications.

By studying with South Devon College you will be a part of our extremely knowledgeable and professional team, who provide hairdressing services to members of the public within a specialised training environment.

You will be supported by highly motivated and experienced tutors, learning through a mix of theoretical and practical sessions that cover all aspects of hairdressing. Upon completion you will have an excellent foundation for employment or future.

Code Location Dates Day Time Weeks 19 - 23 Fee19+ Fee
DP1HA21EPaignton Campus 06/SEP/16 -
29/JUN/17
Tue&thu 18 00 -
21 00
36£1,316.00

£1,316.00

Apply
DP1HAN1EPAHHBSA 05/SEP/16 -
28/JUN/17
Mon&wed 18 00 -
21 00
36£1,316.00

£1,316.00

Apply

To find out when the next Hairdressing course is scheduled, please contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380123


This is a substantial vocational qualification which has been specifically designed and will develop knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare learners for employment as a junior hairdresser/stylist. Learners will have their hairdressing skills assessed in a real or realistic working environment.

This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively including: Health and Safety, Client Consultation, Shampoo and Conditioning Hair, Working in The hair Industry, Cut Women's Hair, Colour and Lighten Hair and the Art of Dressing Hair. These units are all mandatory.

This course is delivered at both our main campus in Paignton and our Newton Abbot Skills Academy.

Entry onto this qualification can be via previous attainment of a level 1 qualification in hairdressing and/or substantial relevant commercial experience.

Learners who complete this qualification may progress onto a level 3 qualification in Hairdressing.

Code Location Dates Day Time Weeks 19 - 23 Fee19+ Fee
DP2HAN1EPAHHBSA 06/SEP/16 -
29/JUN/17
Tue&thu 18 00 -
21 00
36£1,628.00

T2

£1,628.00

Apply
DP2HA21EPaignton Campus 06/SEP/16 -
29/JUN/17
Tue&thu 18 00 -
21 00
36£1,628.00

T2

£1,628.00

Apply

To find out when the next Hairdressing course is scheduled, please contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380123


This course would be ideally suited to anyone who has qualified in Hairdressing but has lost their confidence in certain aspects of it or for anyone who hasn’t practiced Hairdressing for a while. It will be tailor made for your individual needs and you will be able to decide what you want to refresh your skills in. You will need to bring your own Hairdressing equipment and a block to cut or colour.

Code Location Dates Day Time Weeks 19 - 23 Fee19+ Fee
CT9HAR1EPaignton Campus 20/FEB/17 -
24/APR/17
Mon 18 00 -
20 30
8£185.00

FC

£185.00

FC

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To find out when the next Hairdressing Refresher course is scheduled, please contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380123


This 1 day course is aimed at Hairdressers who would like to further their creative cutting skills. Throughout the day you will learn various techniques such as : layering, point cutting, texturising and slide cutting. During the morning there will be demonstrations followed by an opportunity for you to demonstrate your new skills on your model (own model required).

An Imaginative Cutting Certificate of attendance will be awarded to successful students upon completion of the course.

Code Location Dates Day Time Weeks 19 - 23 Fee19+ Fee
CT9IMC1SPaignton Campus TBC Mon 10 00 -
16 00
1£60.00

FC

£60.00

FC

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To find out when the next Imaginative Cutting course is scheduled, please contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380123


During this 4 week course you will learn how to produce a marketing plan and analyse data with your own market research. You will research and explore a variety of promotional activities and implement and evaluate these. This course gives you the opportunity to collaborate with other salon owners/managers to discuss and share good practice in the industry. You will be required to complete a final assignment in order for you to achieve this qualification.

Code Location Dates Day Time Weeks 19 - 23 Fee19+ Fee
AW3MHB1EPaignton Campus 06/MAR/17 -
08/MAY/17
Mon 16 00 -
19 00
4£205.00

FC

£205.00

FC

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To find out when the next Marketing in the Hair and Beauty Industry course is scheduled, please contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380123


Develop or perfect your skills in classic balayage and ombre techniques using total, partial and combination colour freehand techniques. Create the perfect toners and pastels for your blondes and develop confidence when colour cocktailing.

You will need to bring your own Block with you.

This course would be suitable for Hairdressers working towards Level 2 and above, with foundation colour knowledge.

Code Location Dates Day Time Weeks 19 - 23 Fee19+ Fee
CT9OBC1SPaignton Campus 13/FEB/17 -
13/FEB/17
Mon 10 00 -
16 30
1£60.00

FC

£60.00

FC

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To find out when the next Ombre and Balayage Colouring course is scheduled, please contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380123


If you manage a salon or would like to manage a salon in the future, then this is the course for you. Whilst improving your colour correction skills, you will also gain the skills to manage, carry out and photograph your own hairstyle collection. You will gain knowledge of how to market and manage a salon in the hair and beauty sector. During this course you will have the opportunity to collaborate with other salon owners/managers to share good practice within the Industry. The course is assessed through assignments and practical assessments. To enrol on this course you must be working in a salon and either hold a Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing with salon experience or alternatively working in a salon with a Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing. An interview will also be necessary once you have applied for the course. If successful, a work-based assessor must be able to come to your place of work for assessments.

Code Location Dates Day Time Weeks 19 - 23 Fee19+ Fee

To find out when the next Salon Management and Advanced Techniques in Hair course is scheduled, please contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380123


The course is designed for those who would like to learn how to blow dry, style and care for hair. A variety of plaiting and twisting techniques will be taught as well as basic hair up techniques. Learners will be shown how to use heated styling equipment in different ways to produce curls and waves. The course is practical based and will be taught in our hairdressing salons. There will be a mixture of demonstrations and practical activities.

After you complete this course you could continue on another Hairdressing course through Adult and Community Learning, alternatively South Devon College also offers a wide range of Hairdressing courses that carry a qualification.

For further information about this course please contact Paignton Adult & Community Learning on 01803 540770 or email aclpaignton@southdevon.ac.uk

Code Dates Day Time Weeks 19 - 23 Fee19+ Fee Call to apply

To find out when the next Styling, Plaiting and an Introduction to Hair Up Styling course is scheduled, please contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380123


This 1 day Vintage Styling course will focus on traditional and classical vintage hairstyles which will enable you to build confidence and learn several vintage styles incorporating buns, knots and rolls during the course of a day. A Vintage Hair Styling Certificate of attendance will be awarded to successful students upon completion of the course.

A model is required for the afternoon session.

Code Location Dates Day Time Weeks 19 - 23 Fee19+ Fee
CT9VHS1SPAH 24/OCT/16 -
24/OCT/16
Mon 10 00 -
16 00
1£63.00

FC

£63.00

FC

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To find out when the next Vintage Hair Styling course is scheduled, please contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380123


On this course you will be taught how to prepare and put hair up to suit a variety of occasions. You will gain skills in plaiting and incorporating it into a hair up style, Victory rolls, finger waves and bridal styles. The course is practical based and will be taught in our hairdressing salons. There will be a mixture of demonstrations and practical activities.

After you complete this course you could continue on another Hairdressing course through Adult & Community Learning, alternatively South Devon College also offers a wide range of Hairdressing courses that carry a qualification.

For further information about this course please contact Paignton Adult & Community Learning on 01803 540770 or email aclpaignton@southdevon.ac.uk

Code Dates Day Time Weeks 19 - 23 Fee19+ Fee Call to apply
AL9D911PDN 09/JUN/17 -
07/JUL/17
Fri 10 00 -
12 00
5£51.50

£51.50

Paignton - 01803 540770
AL9D831PDN 07/JUN/17 -
05/JUL/17
Wed 19 00 -
21 00
5£51.50

£51.50

Paignton - 01803 540770

To find out when the next Vintage, Bridal and Hair up styling course is scheduled, please contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380123


Online Courses

This online course is aimed at Salon owners/managers or future owners working in a salon but not necessarily holding a Hairdressing qualification. During this 12 weeks course you will learn how to implement management practices, plan operational objectives and you will be introduced to marketing planning to improve product and service sales. This course will help you to evaluate your management style and further develop your team's working practices. You will have the opportunity to collaborate through a Padlet Forum with other salon managers/owners to share good practice and reflect on your newly acquired knowledge. You will need to complete an assignment to successfully achieve this Level 4 Award.
A personal statement will be required and approved by the course tutor before enrolment.

Code Location Dates Day Time Weeks 19 - 23 Fee19+ Fee
AW4SMA1ONLPaignton Campus 17/APR/17 -
07/JUL/17
TBC TBC 12£350.00

FC

£350.00

FC

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To find out when the next Salon Management in the Hair and Beauty Industry course is scheduled, please contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380123


Funding

We have a wide variety of financial support available for adults to fund your studies, as well as a dedicated finance team to help make studying with us affordable.

If you are aged 19 or over, and studying a Level 3, 4, 5 or 6 course, you could apply for an Advanced Learner Loan. The Advanced Learner Loan is a government-funded loan to help learners. It's easy to apply for, doesn't take your household income into account and doesn't involve a credit check.

We can also support you with a Learner Support Fund, which can assist with costs including childcare, college meals, exam fees and course materials. The amount of funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and you could be entitled to free tuition if you're studying a Level 2 course. In the event that you do have to pay a course fee, this can be managed in an affordable way through our direct debit scheme, with monthly payments starting at just £25.

Find out more about the funding you could receive, here.


Are you an adult looking for an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are a great way of gaining important skills and qualifications with work-based training. You'll also receive a wage whilst you study, which makes apprenticeship training a fantastic option for adults preparing for employment.

You can start an apprenticeship even if you are already employed, or the College can help you secure an employer in a relevant field. They develop real work experience, and you gain both technical and academic skills with 4 days per week spent in the workplace and the remaining day in College.


Progress onto university with South Devon College

We also have an extensive degree programme, delivered in partnership with Plymouth University, so when you complete your studies you could progress to a related university degree that will develop the knowledge you need to excel.

If you don't feel quite ready for university study, our Access to Higher Education Diplomas can help you prepare, so there's nothing to stop you from achieving your goals. We have courses in a number of subject areas, as well as support with interview techniques and UCAS applications to other institutions.


Not found the right Hairdressing course? Contact us for more information! 08000 380123 / @SDCollege / enquiries@southdevon.ac.uk