Menu

Orchard Hill College continues to be ‘OUTSTANDING’

Click here to read the full Ofsted report.

Hair and Beauty

Who is the programme for?

If you are between 16 and 25 years old and enjoy being around people and are interested in hair and beauty, this is the programme for you. Some of the skills you will learn include how to wash hair and perform basic styling techniques, such as plaiting and twisting hair, and salon health and safety. You will attend college 4 days per week, Monday to Thursday from 9.30am to 3.30pm.

What are the entry requirements?

There is no formal entry requirement, however, you must have an active EHCP. To apply you will need to ask your Local Authority to consult with Orchard Hill College. We would like to meet you for an assessment before you join us at college to make sure this is the right programme for you.

About the programme

This programme has been designed to prepare you for the next exciting steps in your life. We will support you and get you ready to achieve your ambitions, whatever they may be.

You might want to live more independently, or get prepared for work. We can help you get the most out of your community and access further learning with a pathway into your chosen area of interest.

Here’s how we will achieve it together

We want you to become as independent as possible and throughout your time with us we will support you to make new friends, travel more independently and try new things at college and in your local community.

We’ll help you choose a work training programme that’s right for you, centred around your love of hair and beauty.

You will have opportunities to:

  • take part in vocational taster sessions
  • get involved in volunteering, supported or part-time employment
  • develop your practical salon skills
  • get involved and take part in our enrichment activities at college and in the community including sport, health and wellbeing, creative and performing arts

We want you to be a happy, healthy and confident student.

Together we can work on your independent living skills, develop your digital talents and keep you safe online.

At the end of the programme you will have:

  • accessed valuable work experience
  • achieved an appropriate accreditation (Entry Level 1,2,3, Level 1,2)
  • your own personalised job ready pack including references and a digital CV
  • grown your circle of friends and support network

You will be able to live more independently or have transitioned to supported living, a home sharing scheme, or a personalised assisted living scheme.

Skills for Work and Living – Hair and Beauty is offered in a safe setting from the following college centres; Lomond House, Vocational Centre, Vocational Progression Centre and Beaconsfield with our hair and beauty partners.

Support

Throughout the programme we will support you with your maths and English learning and help you achieve accreditation if you need it. You will also have the opportunity to complete an employability qualification at your level.

We will develop your core skills in: Communication, Problem Solving, Independence and Mobility, Work Skills, Managing Change, Personal and social development.

As well as the teaching team delivering your programme, we will provide you with any specialist therapy and nursing support you may need.

As a result of outstanding teaching, over time students make excellent progress and develop the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their goals.
Ofsted November 2019

Latest News

We are still Outstanding!

We’re delighted to announce that following our Ofsted inspection in November 2019 we continue to be ‘Outstanding’! The college was graded ‘Outstanding’ in all four judgement areas. The report stated; “Since the previous inspection governors, leaders, managers and staff have …

Read more

Former Principal and CEO honoured with a damehood

The New Year’s Honours list recognises the exceptional achievements or service of people across the UK. We would like to congratulate Dr Caroline Allen, former Principal and Chief Executive of the Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust (OHC&AT) who has …

Read more

A Sensory Christmas Story

Students were treated to a truly interactive Christmas story at Sutton Community Library. The event was led by our Digital School team, who penned an original story especially for the event. Students settled into their chairs, the lights were dimmed …

Read more

Christmas party

This year we held our biggest Christmas celebration yet! Students were dressed to the nines for their festive party at the Searchlight Centre in New Malden. As always with our fantastic students, the dancefloor was full from start to finish …

Read more