Cutting Hair Techniques - Level 2
Course Code: TC1FE13
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This qualification will give you the knowledge and skills to cut women’s hair into basic one-length, basic uniform layered and basic graduated looks. The knowledge acquired will enable you to understand the main factors that need to be considered when cutting hair, the effect cutting hair at different angles has on the haircut, the importance of applying tension to the hair when cutting and the safety considerations that must be taken into account. The skills developed include layering, club cutting, scissor over comb and freehand cutting techniques.
You will need 2 grade D/3 passes at GCSE in English and Maths or achieve Entry 3 in both Maths and English BKSB test. You will also need good communication and dexterity skills as well as a keen desire to work with the general public in a professional manner.
Teaching and Learning Methods
Our expert tutors understand that everyone learns in different ways so they use a range of teaching methods to enable everyone to achieve their potential. A key method used is demonstration, which allows you to observe the practical application of skills before having a go yourself.
You will work collaboratively with your peers in group tasks, presentations and practical salon sessions. You will be required to model for your peers as well so you can experience the therapies first hand. You will also be expected to apply these skills to real clients in our working salons.
There will be dedicated individual/self-study time on your course which needs to be supported by your own study outside of College, using online development platforms such as Moodle, our virtual learning environment.
E-learning is a key element of all our programmes and we also use a range of on-line apps to support, enhance and motivate learning. Your tutors will support you with these technologies and also in preparing for exams.
The course is 1 day a week for 6 weeks and your tutor will guide you on independent study.
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
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