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Hairdressing Professional Apprenticeship (Hair Course)

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20 months
Full time
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Course description

Hairdressing Professional Apprenticeship (Hair Course)

This is the perfect training programme for those looking to launch a bright career as a hairdressing professional, whilst gaining experience and an industry recognised qualification along the way!

This qualification is designed to reflect the needs of the modern hairdressing industry. It's led by our team of industry experts and provides in-salon training to provide the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to get ahead in the world of hairdressing, such as:

  • Cutting hair
  • Styling and finishing hair
  • Colouring techniques

Throughout the apprenticeship we'll also help you to build the kit needed for your development and progression as you move through the different stages of the programme including blockhead units and hairbrushes.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Typically, a level 2 hairdressing qualification is the qualification which most hairdressers hold. Level 2 hairdressers will be develop and gain a strong knowledge of cutting, colouring, hair types and customer service.

Typically, a level 2 hairdressing qualification is the qualification which most hairdressers hold. Level 2 hairdressers will be develop and gain a strong knowledge of cutting, colouring, hair types and customer service.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Level 2

As a hair professional there are core skills you will need to have to be able successfully work within this sector.

Training Course Content

You'll complete a series of learning activities covering:

  • Salon professionalism and behaviours
  • Client care
  • Reception duties
  • Safe working practices including the use of equipment, materials and products
  • Client consultation
  • Shampoo and conditioning
  • Hair cutting techniques
  • Style and finish
  • Colouring and lightening
  • Perming
  • Hair relaxing and treatments
  • Extension services

Course delivery details

You'll receive a comprehensive, salon-focussed training programme delivered by a passionate team of industry experienced and expert trainers. We deliver a blended learning programme in-salon and scheduled around the business needs which includes:

  • 1-2-1 workplace visits once every three weeks with one of our expert trainers
  • Webinars and leading insight from industry experts such as Chris Foster
  • Partnership working to shape the programme with your employer
  • E-books and online resources including worksheets and videos to enable independent and flexible learning enhancements
  • Practical skills assessments and observations carried out in your salon environment
  • Reflective learning and through portfolio evidence
  • Off the job training – including work shadowing, practice on block heads and models, product and technique research activities
  • Progress reviews, including a pre-gateway and final gateway review End point assessment preparation and support
  • Support from English and maths specialists if required


Our courses are cost free for learners. For employers the apprenticeship will be paid for through apprenticeship levy or 95% of the course will be funded externally.

Continuing Studies

This apprenticeship is ideal if you have a passion for hairdressing and want to develop the skills needed to be a successful and talented hairdresser.

It is a great programme for those new to the industry, for those already working at a junior level within a salon or barber shop or those who have some experience but who want their professional competencies validated by a formal qualification.

Our most successful apprentices are good team players with a desire to learn and develop new skills. They generally have creative flair, vision, and customer communication skills to both inspire and interpret customer's hairstyles and grooming regimes.

The apprenticeship works really well for those who wish to learn and earn within a live salon environment, and apply new skills within a workplace, rather than college, environment.

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We are a training provider who provides clear, concise and comprehensive apprenticeships, training and short courses. We have been delivering work-based learning since our start over 35 years. Our company is made up of 300 knowledgeable professionals who deliver inspiring...

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Sheffield Park, 12 Europa View, Tinsley
S9 1XH Sheffield Yorkshire

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