Hairdressing Apprenticeship

12 months

What are Apprenticeships?


An Apprenticeship is a mix of real work and learning. Apprentices earn a wage and gain experience whilst working towards a number of qualifications. An Apprenticeship follows a Level 2 programme and can lead onto an Advanced Apprenticeship which is a Level 3 programme.

Example Job Roles as an Apprentice


  • Stylist
  • Senior stylist
  • Colour technician


The way to do an Apprenticeship


Start in a full-time job, (or a minimum of 30 hours per week) with an employer who will allow day release at College if required.

The number of release hours will depend on the Apprenticeship. If you’re currently employed but not working towards qualifications, speak to your employer about converting to an Apprenticeship and ask them to contact us. We can help you find an apprenticeship too.


Programme Requirements


There are no set entry requirements for the programme, but we have to make sure that the Apprentice has the potential to achieve the different elements that make up the Apprenticeship qualification, and that they are working at the right level in their job role.


It is a requirement to complete an initial assessment in English and Maths, and this may lead to taking some additional diagnostic assessments.




An Apprenticeship takes 12 months for a Level 2 and 18-24 months for a Level 3


Apprenticeship Framework


There are a number of elements to each Apprenticeship and this is called the framework.

·      Level 2 or Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing

·      Skills element (Functional Skills in Maths and English) Level 1 or 2

·      Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

·      Employment Responsibilities and Rights




A portfolio of evidence, which will contain detailed assessment reports from the assessor/tutor.

There are external tests for the Skills elements.




What can an apprentice do next?


  • Advanced Apprenticeship


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