Apprenticeships are a popular choice for people looking for on-the-job training and the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications whilst earning a wage. Most of your training will be directly linked to the career you have chosen, gaining practical experience in the workplace, backed up by attendance at college just one day a week.

An Apprenticeship in Hairdressing will develop your employability skills and give you valuable experience of a variety of routine hairdressing related activities. You will be working in a salon environment where your duties could encompass many areas of the hairdressing such as communicating with colleagues and clients, dealing with customer enquiries, carrying our numerous practical hairdressing tasks etc. Your exact duties will depend upon your employer.

Where possible staff from College Apprenticeships Training will find you an employer and a place of work (although students who are already employed are welcome to apply if sponsored by their employer). Your offer of Apprenticeship training will be dependent upon work placements being available.

Apprenticeships are a great option for school leavers who want to get straight onto the career ladder. An Apprenticeship is equivalent to 5 GCSE's.

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

On successful completion of this Apprenticeship you could progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship in Hairdressing (NVQ 3).

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

You must have GCSE grade 9-3 in English & Maths.   You will need to demonstrate an interest in Hairdressing and have literacy and numeracy skills to Level 1 or above. All applicants for Apprenticeship training will be required to attend an interview.

Course costs

Course Code Start Date Costs 16-18 Costs 19-23 (with concessions) Costs 19+ (no concessions)
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* Please note fees are subject to change.

Costs 

 Practice block and hairdressing kit

Employer contributions for 19+ approx £26.00 pw (prices subject to change).

A tool roll will be necessary to complete practical workshops.

Associated Costs 

Students will be required to wear all black and closed in shoes. Uniform is not provided.

. Small charge for essential equipment.

Course content

Course Content 

To gain the full Apprenticeship you will work towards the following qualifications:

  • NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing
  • Funtional skills in English level 1&2*
  • Functional skills in Maths Level 1&2**

*If you have achieved English GCSE GRADE 9-4 you will be exempt from English functional skills

**If you have achieved Maths GCSE GRADE 9-4 you will be exempt from Maths functional skills

 

The NVQ qualification is work-related and will relate specifically to your job role.

Mandatory units include:

  • 207 Develop and Maintain your effictiveness at work
  • 206 Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp 
  • 205 Advise and consult with clients
  • 204 Change hair colour  
  • 203 Cut hair using basic techniques
  • 202 Set and dress hair 
  • 201 Style and finish hair 
  • 209 Perm and neutralise hair
  • 210 Plait and twist hair
  • 213 Fulfil salon reception duties 
  • 214 Cut men's hair using basic techniques

More info

Start Day/Time 

Hours of attendance and start date will be confirmed at interview or enrolment.

Duration 

24 Months

Attendance 

Apprenticeship

Level 

Level 2

Qualification Name 

Apprenticeship Standard

Awarding Body 

City & Guilds

Curriculum Area 

Sixth Form and Service Industries - Hairdressing

Duration 

24 Months

Attendance 

Apprenticeship

Level 

Level 2

Qualification Name 

Apprenticeship Standard

Awarding Body 

City & Guilds