Hairdressing – Intermediate Apprenticeship

This course is for those wishing to learn the skills necessary to work within the hairdressing industry.

Course Information

  • Course Type Apprenticeship
  • Subject Area Hairdressing, Beauty and Make-Up Artistry
  • Qualification Apprenticeship
  • Study Mode: Day Release
  • Course Level Level 2
  • Location Laurence Building (Hele Road site)
  • Course Length Up to 18 months

A Level 2 Hairdressing 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.

Topics include:

  • 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

Example job roles include: Hairdresser/Hairdressing Assistant


  • IFA Level 2 Hairdressing Apprenticeship
  • End Point Assessment
  • If required: Functional Skills (English, Maths)

Next steps… Some Apprentices go into employment working within a range of organisations OR progress onto the Level 3 Hairdressing Apprenticeship.

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.


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.

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