Hairdressing Apprenticeship Level 2
This intermediate apprenticeship programme will cover the essential skills and knowledge needed to be a junior basic hairstylist. The course will equip you with the ability to offer a wide range of hair services to clients. You will receive ‘on the job’ training, allowing you to earn, learn and train all within the same time frame. You will also be released one day per week to attend College training sessions, where you will cover theoretical, subject-specific knowledge and additional enhancements to practical training. You will have the support and guidance from Work Based Training Co-coordinators to support, enhance and guide you through your newly acquired skills.
You will need GCSE A*-D or 9-3 in both English and maths.
You will need to demonstrate a keen interest in hairdressing. You should be willing to work flexible hours within the agreed contract hours to suit the salon. You will be asked to undertake an initial assessment and interview prior to being accepted onto the programme.
Course contentDuring this apprenticeship you will study a range of topics, including:
- Advise and consult with clients
- Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
- Cut hair using basic techniques.
- Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work
- Plait and twist hair
- Fulfil salon reception duties
You will be continuously assessed in the working salon environments. All theoretical knowledge is delivered within a classroom setting, developing bite-sized learning sections, with assessments to be carried out via internal online multiple choice tests. Results of these tests are immediate, so feedback can be given instantly upon their completion.
QualificationsYou will gain the following qualifications:
Hairdressing City & Guilds NVQ Level 2 Diploma
- Employment Rights and Responsibilities
- Functional Skills in English and maths
- Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills
Further study and career options
Course progression: On successful completion of this course you could go on to study the Advanced Hairdressing apprenticeship. You could also undertake a Level 2 Media Make-up course, an NVQ Level 2 in Beauty Therapy, or seek employment as a salon hairstylist.
Career progression: With further study you could pursue one of the following hairdressing career pathways; technician, artistic director, creative director and salon owner etc.
Additional informationYou will be required to pay for your uniform and equipment, approximate costs are:
- Hairdressing kit ( £130.00)
- Hairdressing uniform ( £40)
- Practice Head Blocks x2 (£112.50)
- Salon International trip (approx. £25)