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Hair Professional Apprenticeship Standard Level 2

  • Course Type: Apprenticeship

What can this course lead to?

After you have successful completed your 6 hour independent End-point Assessment you will be given a grade based on your individual performance. Successful Apprentices have the option to progress onto a Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard or seek full time employment. You can progress onto being a senior stylist or salon manager, a senior stylist on a magazine shoots and music videos or go onto work as a technician for a large produce retailer such as Wella or L’oreal. Completion of this standard will also allow you to apply for State registration with the Hair Council.

Who is it for?

Please only apply for this Apprenticeship Course if you already have a suitable employer. If you haven’t already got an employer you can apply for Apprenticeship vacancies here Do you enjoy working in a busy, fast past environment? Are you looking to kick start a career within the hairdressing industry?The hair and beauty sector is more diverse than you probably realised. Apprenticeships here often take place in small local businesses. Others find themselves working in spas, health farms, holiday resorts, and even film and TV sets.You can apply for an Apprenticeship if you are living in England, over 16 and not in full-time education can apply.You must be in paid employment for the duration of your Apprenticeship course, you cannot be self employed or a volunteer. Employers must pay you the minimum Apprenticeship wage or more, for a minimum of 30 hours a week.

What is covered?

This Apprenticeship covers the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be a trainee hairdresser within a busy salon environment. As an Apprentices will learn to shampoo and condition hair, cut hair using a range of techniques, style and finish hair to create variety of looks, and colour and lighten hair. What does the course cover? Part 1 Skills, knowledge and behaviours (Year 1) •Professionalism and values - Time management, commitment to quality, positive attitude, industry codes of practice and ethics. •Behaviours and communication - Client communication, client care principles and practice, reception skills, sales techniques.•Safe working practices.•Consultation - Assessing client’s requirements, recommendations, visual aids for consultation, product testing. Part 2 Skills, knowledge and behaviours (Year 2)•Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp.•Cut hair using a range of techniques to create a variety of looks.•Style and finish hair using a range of techniques to create a variety of looks.•Colour and lighten hair using a range of techniques.•Choose one option from: Perming hair, hair relaxing treatments and techniques or hair extension services.•EPA preparation and mock End-Point Assessment with employer and assessor.Apprentices are expected to attend college 1 day a week as part of your 20% off-the-job training. Additional off-the-job training hours are expected to be completed within your workplace, however you may also be asked to complete tasks at home via Google Classroom and One-file. Please note you may also be asked to complete Maths and English qualifications as part of your Apprenticeship programme.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

GCSEs at grade 4/C or above in English and Maths or equivalent. You are able to apply for this course with predicted grades where applicable. Please note you may also be asked to completed Maths and English qualifications as part of your Apprenticeship programme. You will also need a suitable supportive employer who will guide you through your Apprenticeship. We strongly advise that you complete a minimum of 2 weeks work experience with your chosen employer to ensure the Hair Industry is right for you. If you do not currently have an employer, you can apply for Apprenticeship Vacancies are advertised on our website – Please only apply for this Apprenticeship course if you already have an employer.

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code
12 months

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