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Hair, Beauty & Therapies

Hair, Beauty & Therapies

Mode of study Apprenticeship
Duration Please ring for details
Campus London Road Campus
Start date 1 August 2020
Course code PLR2UHD (APPO)
  • Who is it for?

    Hairdressers will be able 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 for both women and men. Hairdressers must be able to work with all hair types ranging from straight hair to very curly, wiry hair. They also need to be able to carry out consultations with clients, demonstrate the professionalism, values, behaviours, communication skills and safe working practices associated with their role and be able to work without supervision to a high level of precision, with exceptional client care skills.

  • Entry Requirements

    In order to complete this hairdressing Apprenticeship, you will be expected to complete an initial assessment in Maths and English to ensure you are at a suitable level to work towards this qualification. Some employers will specify their own minimum qualification entry requirements, which would be detailed within their Apprenticeship vacancy.

  • What does the course involve?

    For a comprehensive understanding of this hairdressing programme and what it entails, please click here.

    As part of the hairdressing Apprenticeship Standard, if you do not hold GCSE Maths and English at grades 9-4, you will also be required to study towards your functional skills Level 2.

  • How is the course assessed?

    This hairdressing Apprenticeship is taught at our London Road Campus, at our dedicated training salon, Evolve, on a day release basis once a week, typically on a Monday to meet salon needs. If you need to complete your functional skills, then this will be covered at College in a block week release. In addition, you will be visited at your workplace regularly by your assessor, to assess your practical skills and knowledge as well as review your progress with your employer. You will be required to sit an End Point Assessment, towards the final stages of your programme, to ensure you have obtained the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to do your job effectively.

  • Additional Notes

    Typically, this hairdressing Apprenticeship will take 24 months to complete.

  • What do I do next?

    To be an apprentice within the hairdressing industry you will need an employer who can offer you work and release you for your training. Once you have an employer in place, you can apply online. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Advice Events, ring the Apprenticeship Team on 01743 260400 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Career Options

  • Hairdressers and barbers

    Up to £18,000

  • Inspectors of standards and regulations

    Up to £34,000


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