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twiiigg

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I know there are currently a fair few threads on this topic, but i am getting concerned!

I'm currently studying Level 2 VRQ at college in hair. No colleges in my area seem to be doing NVQs anymore, and apprentices are hard to come by, especially as at 22 i am slightly older than most.

I have heard that some students who have completed VRQ Level 3 are struggling to be employed. Are we at a disadvantage due to having an VRQ qualification rather that an NVQ?

I am starting to worry i will not be able to find employment after finishing level 3, and this course is faily costly for me as i do not receive any funding due to having a uni qualification. I have even heard that in order to find employment, some VRQ students are having to retrain at salons with an NVQ... this i do NOT want to have to do. Those of you who are trained professionals who have been working in the business... would you employ those who have VRQ qualifications?
 

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If you get an interview show them what you can do. Say you will go in on a day trial unpaid. Take you portfolio. I went to a hairdressers the other week, got my hair cut by the director of a salon and she was crap. 25 years she had been doing hairdressing and I can cut hair better than that. :biggrin:
 

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I don't think it's the qualification as much as the experience that potential employers would look at. I completed the vrq 2 years ago and there is no way I'd be able to go and get a job in a salon as I'm just not experienced enough. After this baby is born in September I have made arrangments to volunteer in a salon and basically start an apprentaship, I'll be getting the experience and training of an nvq but not actually the qualification iykwim :|

Out of the 20 odd people who qualified in my class only 1 is hairdressing now and she worked in a salon through college on a Saturday to get experience.

I know this doesn't exactly answer your question but thought I'd give my experience.
 

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