Studying Hairdressing at Dearne Valley College...

Aspirations Salon
The beautifully refurbished Aspirations Salon features industry-standard equipment and products allowing you to learn in an exceptionally high-quality, professional working environment. It’s a fully commercial salon, regularly used by members of the public who can access a wide range of salon treatments.

Skills Week
Each year the Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy departments join forces to celebrate working in the industry. Throughout this action-packed week you will have the opportunity to undertake short courses and attend presentations from leading industry experts.

In the past, courses have included Brazilian Blow Dry, Wella Product Training, Ear Piercing and many more. You will also get the chance to chat to experts about employment routes into the industry.

Uniform and Kit
You will be required to wear an Aspirations Salon tunic, accompanied by smart black trousers/skirt and black shoes at all times whilst in the salon. Tunics and a basic hairdressing kit are available from Dearne Valley College. Our salon is fully stocked with products and equipment which is readily available for you to use.

How you will be assessed
• Portfolio: You will create a portfolio of evidence such as practical work, presentations and case studies
• Assignments: You will be given specific assignments or projects to complete
• Practical Work: Your Tutor will assess you completing practical work in the salon
• Real Life Customers: As we operate a commercial salon, you will be assessed whilst carrying out treatments on salon clients
• Most courses also have end-of-unit tests

Careers in the Hairdressing Industry include:
• Hair Stylist
• Colourist
• Barber
• Cruise Ship Hair Stylist
• Salon Receptionist
• Salon Manager

Hairdressing Apprenticeships

We offer the following Apprenticeships:
• Hairdressing Level 2
• Hairdressing Level 3

Find out more information and view live Apprenticeship vacancies by visiting the Apprenticeships section of this website.

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