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Hair Professional (L2) Standard


Type: Full Time

Subject: Hairdressing, Beauty and Complementary Therapies


Start Date: Please contact the Information Centre for start date information

Fee: Please contact the Information Centre for fee information

Course Length

2 Years


Level 2

Who is it for


This course is now FULL. If you already have an employer and wish to apply for the Apprenticeship Course please contact 01733 726121.

Do you enjoy working in a busy, face paced environment?
Are you looking to start a career within the hairdressing industry?

As a Hairdressing Apprentice you will need to enjoy working as part of a team in a busy salon. You will gain hands on experience within a salon whilst working to gain recognised industry qualifications and training.

Anyone living in England, over the age of 16 and not in full time education can apply.

Interview Skills Assessment

All candidates will be invited to a pre interview and initial assessments in English and Maths with the Apprenticeship Recruitment Officers.

What will I need

Standard Level 2: Entry requirements of GCSEs at grade D/3 and above including Maths and English. A suitable supportive employer who will guide you through your apprenticeship. Vacancies are advertised on our website ––vacancies/

What is covered

This Apprenticeship covers the basic skills required to be a trainee stylist within a salon:
•Reception skills
•Monitor and maintain health and safety practices
•Promote additional products or services to clients
•Provide consultation services
•Creatively style and dress hair – awareness of fashion
•Creative hairdressing design skills
•Promote the sales of stock in a salon
•Hair industry practices and principles
•Independent End Point Assessment – Level 2 Standard only

Apprentices are expected to attend college 1 day a week as part of 20% off–the–job training. Additional off–the–job training hours are expected to be completed within the workplace.

How is the course assessed

Coursework and practical observations with an End Point Assessment.

What can this course lead to

Successful learners can continue to work within the hairdressing industry and gain promotion or learners could progress onto further training. Possible job roles could include: Hairdresser, Stylist, Senior Stylist, Salon Manager, Colourist and Receptionist.

Are there any additional costs

Learners may need to purchase uniform and/or equipment depending on the employer.

Other details

Reality Check: 
In this Apprenticeship you will be working on average 30 hours per week and this will includes Saturdays and some evenings. You will also spend a lot of time on your feet and it is important that you always look smart. The salary for hairdressers can range from £8,000 to as much as £30,000 per year.

An employed status apprentice will:
• Earn a wage – the national minimum wage for apprentices is £3.90 an hour, although many Apprentices earn more than this
• Get paid holidays
• Receive training
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