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In Short

As an Apprentice you will work in a salon as an assistant carrying out a range of duties to include shampoo and conditioning hair, meeting and greeting clients, as well as assisting stylist in their work to contribute to the effective running of the salon. You will also participate in salon training sessions. You will attend college on one day each week where you will work in our salon to learn and develop practical skills and theory knowledge.

An Intermediate Apprenticeship in Hairdressing will allow you to gain valuable “hands on” experience through working in a salon, gain an industry-recognised qualification by attending College one day each week and off job training within the workplace.

The College has up-to date, industry-standard salons, which give you the opportunity to work with real clients, giving you valuable practical and realistic working experience to prepare you for work or further study. You will be supported throughout your programme by a workplace assessor, You will have the opportunity to go on off-site visits to Salon International, other trade and hair shows, competitions and external workshops.


Entry Requirements

*GSCE Grade E/2 or above in English & Maths or Functional Skills Level 1 in English & Maths.

*Functional Skills English & Math’s can be completed during the apprenticeship if required and upon successful completion of initial assessment.

*Applicants will also be assessed individually for suitability.

Course Content

The qualifications you will be working towards for achievement are:

Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals:

201 – Consultation
202 – Shampoo and condition hair
203 – Part a) Cut hair using a range of techniques
203 – part b) Creatively cut hair
204 – Style and finish hair / Set and dress hair
205 – Colour and lighten hair
206 – Perm hair

Functional Skills English Level 2

Functional Skills Maths Level 2

How will I be assessed?

Assessment take place throughout the course; knowledge assessed through mandatory exams, practical skills through observation, which can take place in College salons or in the workplace. Final assessment will be an End Point Assessment (EPA) this will take place once all other components of the Hair Professional standard are complete. The employer, College tutor and the Apprentice will agree a date for EPA. This will be assessed by an Independent end point assessor.


Progression opportunities available to level 3 qualification in hairdressing. Students also have the opportunity to study barbering.

Uniform and Kit

Uniform – Black tunic and tailored black trousers – approximately £40

Kit – This will include all the tools and equipment you need for the course –
approximately £350.00

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