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Level: 2

Location: Ilkeston

Years: 2

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This is a professional apprenticeship standard and qualification awarded by City & Guilds for learners working in a commercial salon.

You will gain a broad understanding of the hairdressing industry together with essential skills and knowledge, including transferable skills in areas like communication and customer care - which are increasingly important to employers.

To support your main programme of study, future progression and life skills, you will also develop your skills in maths and English.

Entry requirements

You need to be highly motivated and demonstrate a keen interest in your chosen subject. Offers of a place on the course are dependent on your qualifications and practical aptitude. You will need:

  • a minimum of five GCSEs at grade D or above including English and/or Maths (grade 3/4 or above) and Science.

You will have an interview and initial assessment in English and maths. Parents and carers are welcome to attend the interview but not the initial assessment. A small portfolio of your work will be required at the interview or taster day. If you are successful, you will be allocated a place to study. 

Course Content

The apprenticeship leads to a professional qualification awarded by City & Guilds.
 
Mandatory modules are:
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Cut hair using a range of techniques to create a variety of looks
  • Style and finish hair using a range of techniques to create a variety of looks
  • Colour and lighten hair using a range of techniques
Optional units are:
  • Perming hair
  • Hair relaxing treatments and techniques
  • Hair extension services
 
To support your main programme of study, future progression and life skills, you will also develop your skills in maths and English.

How will I be assessed?

The qualification is assessed as learners progress through their apprenticeship programme. The final part of the qualification is the end-point assessment.

Apart from the end-point assessment, all assessment will be carried out by the training provider/centre as specified by the awarding organisations. The end-point assessment is carried out by an independent apprenticeship examiner at the end of the apprenticeship, similar to a trade test.

Apprenticeships will be graded at Pass or Distinction level depending on the learner's performance in the end-point assessment.

 

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

To be advised.

What can I do after this course?

Further study
 
You can discuss progression opportunities with our teaching staff. Options could include the Advanced Apprenticeship in Hairdressing. If studying for further qualifications, you will continue to develop your skills in maths and English.
 
Careers
 
You can advance your career in salons and spas or on cruise ships.

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This course is run at the Ilkeston Campus

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Brad Owen

Brad Owen

Brad is first pick for pro footballers after barbering apprenticeship

Teenage former Derby College apprentice Brad Knight says "dream big" – as his barber's business kicks-on with professional footballers among its clients.
The business-savvy nineteen-year-old said the teaching in his NVQ Level 2 in Barbering was "brilliant". Together with his shop-based apprentice training it gave him the barbering and business background he needed to start up on his own.
Brad began by cutting his mates' hair at school and applied after his GCSEs when Deakin and White in Ilkeston advertised for an experienced member of staff.
Aged 16, he explained he was not experienced, but he was willing to learn. He was taken on as an apprentice.
He qualified at Deakin and White where he said he felt he needed to "offer something different". Nottingham Forest fan Brad used social media to contact one of the players and offered to do his hair at home. He accepted, word got round on the training ground, and "some of the players started coming in."
Keen to develop, he moved on to a shop in Sandiacre for six months but decided it made sense to open his own business in Ilkeston. Knight & Co was launched on Bath Street last September.
He now cuts the hair of a number of professional footballers – at their homes or in the shop –and was even flown out to Marseille during the under 20s world Cup in France to cut players' hair.
Brad now has two members of staff on the books, including a former Derby College student, and in future he plans to take on an apprentice himself.
He said: "It's quality. I absolutely love it. In the future I'd like to open more shops and maybe go international. Dream big."

I did one day a week at Derby College doing my NVQ Level 2. It was good – my tutor was brilliant and she got us through it really well, no beating about the bush. She just got on with it. The hairstyles I didn't get in the salon, I could get at the college.


There is only so much you can do in the shop as an apprentice, and you need to get your qualifications.
"She showed us how to run a shop, and I got a lot of the business side though my apprenticeship just by being in the shop. I could see how it was running.

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