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Level 2 Hair Professional Apprenticeship

This apprenticeship is a starting point for any person wanting to become a hairdresser. You will be working in a salon and attend College on a Monday for theory and practical learning, plus maths and English studies.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Hair
Apprenticeships
Location: Workplace
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 2
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 104
Hours:
Start: Flexible
Workplace

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/level-2-hair-professional-apprenticeship
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Course Information for Students

This apprenticeship is a starting point for any person wanting to become a hairdresser.

You will work full time in a salon, with paid time to attend College – at the moment, this is on a Monday.

You need GCSEs graded 3-5 and should want to pursue a career in hairdressing. 

You should be hard working and have excellent time management and interpersonal skills.

You will learn the basics of being an hairdresser. 

Examples of the units you will study are below but this will be discussed with your assessor. If you are not exempt, you will also complete Functional Maths and English. There are exams for every unit which you must pass before moving on to the next unit.


• Shampooing, blow drying, plaiting and twisting 
• Cutting and styling hair 
• Greeting customers and running the salon reception 
• Advising customers on hairstyles and colours that would suit them 
• Colouring and dressing long hair 
• Perming and hair extensions

You will learn both in College and in the workplace. 

You need a hairdressing kit which will be explained to you at the start of the programme.

You also need a black uniform – including black top, trousers or a skirt.

  • Observation
  • Underpinning questions
  • Exams
  • Professional discussions
  • End Point Assessment

You could advance to a Level 3 Creative Hair programme.

For more information, contact Derby College Group on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

There are no costs to the apprentice but a 5% cost to the employer.

Course Information for Employers

The Level 2 Hairdressing apprenticeship involves one day a week at College plus training and support provided by the employer in the workplace. 

It will cover a range of duties such as:

  • shampooing, blow drying, plaiting and twisting
  • cutting and styling hair
  • greeting customers and running the salon reception
  • advising customers on hairstyles and colours that would suit them
  • colouring and dressing long hair
  • perming and hair extensions

They will need GCSEs graded 3-5, should be working in a salon and keen to pursue a career in hairdressing, and should be hard working with excellent time management and interpersonal skills.

 

  • Training and support – 20% off-the-job training
  • Paid time to attend College
  • Communication with the assessor regarding the apprentice
  • Reviews completed and signed in a timely fashion

 

The apprentice should be keen to pursue hairdressing as a career and should have excellent:

  • interpersonal skills
  • timekeeping 
  • customer care 

 

  • Level 2 Hairdressing qualification
  • Level 1 Maths and English if not exempt
  • Observation
  • Underpinning questions
  • Exams
  • Professional discussions 
  • End Point Assessment 

Yes – at the moment on a Monday 

They will need a hairdressing kit.

They could advance to a Level 3 Creative Hair programme.

Hairdresser 

You may already have someone in your organisation or someone has come to you direct asking for an apprenticeship. However, if you don’t, we have a free recruitment service to help you hire the best candidate for your organisation from our talent pool and we can provide external advertising through social media and the National Apprenticeship Service’s website.

If you are an employer and you would like to know more, please email businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk or call 01332 387421

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Course Information Last Updated On: June 7, 2022 10:15 am