What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?
A Level 2 Hair Professional Apprentice will work either as a barber or hairdresser, providing hair cutting, styling and grooming services for men and women. You will use shampoo and conditioner, cut hair and create a variety of looks. You will also have to learn to work with all hair and facial hair types and communicate well with your clients to provide the best service.
What topics will I study?
• Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
• Cut hair using a range of techniques
• Style and finish hair using a range of techniques
• Choose between: perming hair, hair relaxing treatments/ techniques and hair extensions
• Develop customer service techniques
• Maintain safe working practices
• Creatively assess a client's requirements
• Advise clients on hair maintenance and management
• Learn effective time management
• Observe professional ethics
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?
What can the course lead on to?
Some apprentices go into employment working within a range of organisations OR progress onto the Level 3 Hairdressing Apprenticeship
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?
This can vary depending on the age of the Apprentice and the size of an organisation. Please contact a Training and Recruitment Advisor on 01392 400800 for more information.