Chloe Hudson’s Transformation with Realise


Chloe completed the Level 1 Hairdressing course and is now exploring new opportunities with increased confidence.

Chloe’s Story

Chloe Hudson, a former student nurse and full-time mum, embarked on a new journey with Realise by enrolling in the Level 1 Hairdressing course. Despite her initial nervousness, she quickly found her footing and enjoyed every part of the course.

Chloe explained why she chose to take the hairdressing course:

“I was looking for a change after leaving my nursing studies. I’ve always been interested in hairdressing and when I saw this course, I knew it was the perfect opportunity for me. The flexibility of the course allowed me to balance my responsibilities as a mum while learning a new skill.”

Chloe told us about her favourite part of the course:

“The entire course was fantastic from start to finish. I met some amazing people and formed friendships that will last a lifetime. Our tutor was exceptional and taught us more than we expected. He made us all feel comfortable and helped us gain confidence.”

Chloe spoke highly of her tutor, Liam O’Brien:

“Our tutor was amazing. He always went above and beyond for us all. He made us all feel comfortable and boosted our confidence. He was very patient and always demonstrated practical tasks to a high standard.”

“Realise has given me a new direction in life. The course was an incredible experience and I’m excited to explore new opportunities with the skills and confidence.”

Chloe Walker

About the course

This course gives you the opportunity to develop your hairdressing, styling, and employability skills. The programme is fully funded so there’s absolutely no cost to take part, but you could walk away with vital skills that employers are asking for and even a new job!

You will learn the skills, knowledge, and behaviours you need to begin your hairdressing career.


You will learn how to: 

  • Create two-strand twists, fishtail, French plait, and cornrow plaits.
  • Research and create a look.
  • Use a blockhead to create an array of hairstyles.
  • Gain knowledge and skills to prepare you for working in the hairdressing industry.
  • Identify your strengths and weaknesses and get help with job searching.
  • Understand mental health, forms of mental illnesses, and cultural influences.
  • Write an attractive CV.


You will also receive nationally recognised qualifications in:

  • Developing yourself level 1
  • Preparation for work level 1
  • Working towards goals entry level 3
  • Working as part of a group entry level 3
  • Plaiting and twisting hair level 1
  • Styling hair level 1

Do you want to kick start your career?

Realise have opportunities for all, ranging from short courses to support the transition into a new career, to maths and English programmes, and more! Take a look at what we can offer you.