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Hair and Barbering Professional Apprenticeship Standard Level 2

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

Take your first steps to becoming a Hairdresser or Barber. You will learn how to: shampoo and condition hair, cut hair using a range of techniques, style and finish hair to create a variety of looks, and colour and lighten hair for ladies and men. You may also use barbering techniques and provide shaving services for men. You will be able to work with all hair types ranging from straight hair to very curly, wiry hair; carry out consultations with clients; and demonstrate the professionalism, values, behaviours, communication skills and safe working practices associated with your role.


What Does The Programme Include

You will be employed as an apprentice for at least 30 hours a week. You will have a workplace mentor or supervisor who will be responsible for your training and welfare at work. You will attend college for workshop sessions as required. 

Entry Requirements

Individual employers set their own entry requirements. However, you will typically required 5 GCSEs at grades 4/​C or above includng English and maths.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

An assessor will visit you in the workplace to assess your progress against standards and set SMART objectives.

Potential Future Career

As a fully competent Hair Professional you can progress to a Senior Hairdresser or Senior Barber role and further your training with the Hair Professional Apprenticeship Level 3

Course Content

Skills & Knowledge:

Route 1: Hairdressing Skills

Route 2: Barbering Skills

Mandatory core skills & knowledge for hairdressing & barbering:

  • Professionalism and Values
  • Behaviours and Communication
  • Safe Working Practices
  • Consultation


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