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 Advanced Apprenticeship in Hairdressing will give you valuable experience of a variety of hairdressing related activities. You will continue working in a salon environment where your duties could encompass many areas of hairdressing usually working as a junior stylist building on your hairdressing skills from NVQ 2 and gaining practical hairdressing experience in all areas. 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? 

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

A complete NVQ Level 2 in hairdressing as well as recent experience in a hair salon. GCSE in English and Maths at grade 9-4 (formerly A-C) or Functional skills at a Level 2.  All applicants for Advanced Apprenticeship training will be required to attend an interview. You should be medically able to take up employment in this vocational area.

Course costs

Course Code Start Date Costs 16-18 Costs 19-23 (with concessions) Costs 19+ (no concessions)
SGL3HM0011 01/08/2021 TBC TBC TBC

* Please note fees are subject to change.

Costs 

practice blocks, 2 at £40 each approx

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

A tool roll is recommended for your practical work.

Associated Costs 

There will be a charge towards essential equipment.

Uniform is not provided. Students must wear all black and closed in shoes.

Course content

Course Content 

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

  • NVQ Level 3 in Hairdressing

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

Units include:

  • Provide hairdressing consultation services
  • Creativley style and dress hair
  • Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques
  • Creativley Colour and lighten hair
  • Provide colour conversion services
  • Develop, enhance and evaluate your creative hairdressing skills

 

More info

Start Day/Time 

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

Duration 

18 Months

Attendance 

Apprenticeship

Level 

Level 3

Qualification Name 

NVQ Level 3

Awarding Body 

City & Guilds

Curriculum Area 

Service Industries and Humanities - Hairdressing

More about the course 

While your technical skills and knowledge will develop over the course of your Apprenticeship you will also need to demonstrate to potential employers that you possess relevant skills and personal qualities and are willing to work and to learn. Employers will look for:

  • Good communication skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to carry out routine tasks unsupervised.
  • Reliability and flexibility
  • Ability to work in a team as well as on your own initiative

Duration 

18 Months

Attendance 

Apprenticeship

Level 

Level 3

Qualification Name 

NVQ Level 3

Awarding Body 

City & Guilds