What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?
This course is for those wishing to learn the skills necessary to work within the hairdressing industry. An Intermediate Apprenticeship is a two year programme, attending college for one day per week in term time. You will also be visited and assessed in your workplace.
What topics will I study?
What experiences will I get?
You will have the opportunity to participate in competitions and industry relevant educational visits.
What are the entry requirements?
Every employer is different and therefore the entry requirements can vary. As a guide you ideally need GCSE grade 4 in English and maths. However, we will work with you and provide additional support in order to help you achieve the functional skills element or GCSE requirements of the Apprenticeship. Support can be delivered either prior to your Apprenticeship via a traineeship or during the delivery of your programme. You need to be passionate about a career in hairdressing and be employed in the industry.
What facilities are there?
There are several very well equipped hairdressing salons within our Wella Centre of Excellence including our brand new showcase salon. All our students experience our busy commercial environment and gain many assessments on real clients.
What can the course lead on to?
On successful completion of the Intermediate Apprenticeship you can progress onto the Advanced Apprenticeship to build on your basic skills. Alternatively, you can move straight into a full-time career in the industry. There are many different opportunities for you to work in different sectors such as theatre or television.
Are there any additional costs?
You will need a personal kit and uniform. You are responsible for providing your own working resources. (approximate cost £350).
What support can I get?
You will have a dedicated Skills Officer who you can contact at any time. They will visit you in the workplace every 5-6 weeks to carry out a progress review with you and your employer, and complete hairdressing assessments on clients. All assessments are completed via an e-portfolio.
What will this training cost me?
If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your Apprenticeship Training Programme, there is no charge to you or your employer as the college will claim the funding for the cost of your programme directly from the Government.
If you are aged 19 or over and studying a Level 2 or Level 3 Apprenticeship, your employer will have to be willing to contribute as the Government will only fund part of the costs of your training – this is currently between £80 - £110 depending on the type of Apprenticeship you wish to complete.
Click here to view the Apprenticeship Journey booklet
Click here to view the citation video for the Hairdressing Apprentice of the Year from the Skills Awards 2014