Hair and Beauty

All hairdressing and hair and beauty qualifications are taught from the school’s onsite purpose built salon.

The courses offered at Key Stage 4 and 5 allow the students to express themselves and build self-esteem, as well as learn technical skills that could be developed into a specific career path.

KS5 Hairdressing is taught to industry standard, a pass in this qualification shows industry competency in Hairdressing level 2 to progress to a Junior stylist in a salon or to a level 3 qualification. This course covers:

  • Shampooing and conditioning the hair and scalp
  • The art of dressing hair, styling, setting and hair-up
  • Colour and lighten hair
  • Cutting hair
  • Consultation
  • Health and safety in the salon
  • Promoting products and services

KS4 The course we offer is a City & Guilds technical certificate in hair and beauty studies and is recognised in the performance league tables as equivalent to 1 GCSE A*-C.

Throughout the course students will research and learn about 3 units:

  • Explore the world of hair and beauty
  • Science of hair and beauty
  • Design in the hair and beauty sector

This will prepare them for Level 2 industry qualifications, work placements or further education.