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Hairdressing Advanced (L3) Apprenticeship


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 3

Who is it for

Applications for 2019/20 are now closed!
If you already have an employer and wish to apply for the Apprenticeship Course Call: 01733 762121 or email

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 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

Framework Level 3: Entry requirements of GCSEs at grade C/4 and above including Maths and English and a suitable Level 2 Hairdressing qualifcation* plus additional work experience within a salon.

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

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, exams and practical observations.

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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