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WELCOME TO THE HAIRDRESSING SECTION AT BARNET COLLEGE The Course Name: Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector

Course Code: Curriculum Manager: Liz Scott The Personal Tutor: Liz Scott

Assessors i. Liz Scott ii. Kim Kan iii. iv. v.

College Contact Tel. No.

020 8266 4088

Tutor’s Direct Line

020 8266 4114


Learning will take place in a theoretical and salon simulated Environment


FEES FOR 2013/2014 Fees: There are registration and examination/certification fees payable: Tuition and College Registration Fees 2013/2014

There are no tuition fees or registration fees for under 19’s Students over 19 will be assessed by the admission’s team and they will explain the cost involved. Tuition fees for International Students will also be referred for assessment.

Registration for City & Guilds

Level 2 £110 Registration fee with City & Guilds

(Approximate fees estimated cost) Hairdressing Kit Text Book Uniform Exhibitions and visits

£160 £25 Smart Black clothes £50

All costs are approximate


COURSE CONTENT City & Guilds VRQ Level 1 Diploma in The Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Industry. The aim of the course is to cover the following units:LEVEL 1 Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector Follow Health and Safety in the salon The Art of colouring Colour Hair Using Temporary colour Salon Reception Duties The Art of Dressing Hair

Presenting a professional image in a salon Working with others in the Hair and Beauty Styling wowen’s hair Shampooing and Conditioning Plaiting and Twisting

LENGTH OF COURSE Level 1 is completed in approximately 35 weeks. However, a 100% attendance is expected. You can discuss this with your tutor.

DELIVERY OF LEVEL 1 PROGRAMME You will learn in a variety of ways: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Group work Learning Packages Workshops Computers Practical/Theory Sessions Work Experience Self Supported Study Language/Learning Support (as required)

ASSESSMENTS You will be assessed for both practical and theory work throughout the course. Your assessments will be marked as competent or non-competent. Competent meaning that you have met all the criteria for that assessment. Non-competent will mean that at this time you have not managed to meet all the requirements that were being asked for the assessment, and you will be required to repeat the assessment or do a new assessment.


WRITTEN ASSESSMENTS For competency to be achieved for a written assessment you will need to: 1.

Achieve 100%

PRACTICAL ASSESSMENTS For competency to be achieved for a practical assessment you will need to: 1.

Complete the assessment on a client.


Observe the dress code and salon rules.


Follow health and hygiene regulations in the salon.


Obtain competence in all the relevant Ranges and Performance criteria for the unit you are being assessed on.


Complete and obtain all necessary signatures on the relevant paperwork on the day the assessment is carried out.


After you have completed all practical assessments you still be required to carry out practical treatments on clients as a part of the course. You cannot refuse to do a treatment on a client. If you refuse to do a treatment it may result in you not achieving the relevant unit qualification.


TUTORIAL AND ACTION PLANNING Your tutor is the member of staff who keeps track of your progress on the course. She/he keeps in touch with all the other lecturers that teach you and gets regular reports from them on your progress. You will be given allocated time to complete your Individual Learning Plans together. It is important to keep your personal tutor informed about anything that might interfere with your work and attendance at college. For example, if you are ill or are having problems at home, let your personal tutor know. You will meet your personal tutor at least once a week. Tutorial time is made up of group tutorial and at certain points throughout the year you will have an individual tutorial with your tutor. However you do not need to wait for these to discuss any problems you may be having. Your personal tutor will allocate time to see you if any problems have occurred. You will have a personal tutor who will discuss your progress on a regular basis. An agreed action plan will be drawn up to aid you in completing your programme successfully.

PORTFOLIOS Your portfolio will include evidence of both your practical and theory work that you have completed throughout the year. You may include other evidence to back up your work such as photographs.       

You will be responsible for the safe keeping of your portfolio and its contents. You will be asked at different intervals throughout the year to submit your portfolio. At the end of your course you will have to submit your completed portfolio. You must ensure that the portfolio is in the correct order as requested by your assessors. If this is not the case your portfolio will be returned to you to be put in order. At the end of your course will have to submit your completed portfolio You will receive a letter as to when you can collect your portfolio When you have collected your portfolio you must NOT change or pull apart your folder as it must be kept in the same condition for three years after receiving your certificate. This is in case the awarding body recalls any folders from the last three years.

CERTIFICATION You will be registered with City & Guilds within three months of joining of the course and you will be required to pay a registration fee. (See section fees on page 3). You will then be awarded a certificate for the units you have successfully achieved. You must successfully complete all units for a full qualification at Level 1.


PROGRESSION There are good job opportunities including working in a wide range of salons catering for European and Afro/Caribbean hairdressing. Alternatively, you may want to work abroad, there are opportunities in theatre, television and on cruise liners. You can also go on to gain further qualifications at Level 2 then Level 3 which trains you for supervisory and management level jobs.

WORK EXPERIENCE Work experience is part of your curriculum; we encourage all students to seek experience in the hairdressing Industry for at least 36 hours within the course. We will require the evidence. This will help you gain employment once you qualify. We have good links with employers, so we can help you find work experience. You are representing the college, yourself and your future profession so it is imperative that you are always punctual and enthusiastic about working.

FACILITIES AND AMENITIES This will be explained to you at Central Induction.


HOW DO I ASK FOR EXTRA HELP? All students will complete induction assessments which will determine whether or not you require language support during your course at College. We will also identify if a student will benefit from learning support and this will be provided where possible.


What is language support? Language support is the extra help with English that you may need to pass your course. For many students, it is the difference between passing and failing, or between passing well and only just passing! For some students this is essential.

Who is language support for? It’s for any bilingual student who wants it or needs it! Even if you have been using English and another language for a long time.

Who provides language support? All your tutors will be happy to correct your work and show you the best way to present work. But there are lecturers – called language support tutors, or language support tutors – whose special job it is to help you. They are qualified and experienced in giving this help. We hope you’ll quickly get to know these tutors and to take advantage of the help they can give you. Suppose I want more language support than my tutors can provide on my course? Books and materials are available in the LRC if you would like to develop your general language skills. There are graded readers and books with cassettes.


APPEALS PROCEDURE WITH CITY AND GUILDS The Hairdressing and Beauty Industry Authority (HABIA) and City and Guilds (C&G), the joint awarding bodies for NVQs/VRQs in Hairdressing require centres to operate an appeals procedure which candidates can use in the event that they wish to challenge an assessment decision.

Candidates can appeal against an assessment decision if they consider the assessment has not been carried out properly. Candidates can complain firstly to the centre and if still dissatisfied directly to the awarding body. The awarding body will investigate a complaint and if it is considered justified, will make arrangements that redress or rectify the situation.

The candidate should notify the Internal Verifier, in writing within twenty working days of the candidate being informed of the assessment decision. The Internal Verifier, candidate and assessor attempt to find a solution to the appeal either through another assessment or reconsideration of evidence. The Internal Verifier will then set a date for the appeal to be considered by a panel within twenty working days of the appeal being lodged. The panel will be small and independent and comprising of no one involved in the original assessment.

If a candidate considers that the centre has not conducted an appeal in the agreed way, she/he can complain first to the centre and, if dissatisfied with the response, to the awarding body. HABIA/C&G’s will investigate the complaint and take appropriate action.


TERM DATES 2013 - 2014

AUTUMN TERM 9th SEPTEMBER 2013 – 20th DECEMBER 2013 Half term week 28th October – 1st November 2013

SPRING TERM 6th JANUARY 2014 – 4th April 2014 Half term 17th February – 21st February 2014

SUMMER TERM 22nd APRIL 2014 – 4th July 2014 Bank Holidays: Monday, 5th May 2014 Monday, 26th May 2014 Half term 26th May -30th May 2014



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