What Qualifications Do I Nee To Be A Hairdressing Teacher?


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It will depend on what country you are in but it is standard to have a graduate level of education in order to become a teacher. In the USA you must be at least 18 years old and have a cosmetology license for six months, they would also desire that you have some experience in hairdressing, which of course would make sense, very hard to teach a subject you have not experienced especially one as creative, and hands on as hair styling. To teach hairdressing in the UK you will need a NVQ level 1,2 and 3 with an A1 Assessors Award or a BTEC in hairdressing or a second class honours degree or equivalent, then you would need to apply for a PGCE.
A PGCE stands for Postgraduate Certificate in Education, this is what qualifies you as a teacher, it takes a year to complete in the UK and it is a qualification that is recognised internationally as well. If desired the course can also be used as credits towards a Master’s degree if you wanted to specialise further in your teaching, probably not really called for within the constraints of hairdressing. By law, students who desire to teach must have an acceptable fitness level; your Doctor or a formal medical examination board will be employed to assess your health and issue you with an extensive questionnaire. If you have a disability, this will not restrict you from teaching as adjustments can be made to suit your needs and your working environment if necessary. All teachers in the UK have to go through a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check, this is to establish that you do not have a record that would exclude you from working with children or vulnerable adults.

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