Hairdressing apprenticeship

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Course Specifics

Hair, Beauty and Holistic Therapies
Intermediate and Advanced
12-18 months
Interview Required:
Age 16-18 Cost:
No cost
Age 19 or Over:
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Funding Assisted:
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Course overview

Depending on the pathway taken, key units include:

  • Cutting and Styling skills
  • Colouring techniques
  • Retail promotions and aftercare
  • Salon health and safety
  • Customer service

Who is this course for?

This Apprenticeship is available at both Intermediate and Advanced level, a member of our Recruitment Team will be able to advise which level is most suitable for you based on your current grades and experience. Applicants to this Apprenticeship could be a mix of age and experience. As a guide, applicants may come from a range of routes including: work or work experience training and/or experience which could include a portfolio showing what you have done, foundation learning at level 1, any of the Key Skills or Functional Skills, Young Apprenticeship, vocational or academic qualification(s).

What other experience will I gain?

This Apprenticeship covers all the basics of hairdressing. As an apprentice, you’ll work as a salon junior, assisting senior staff while training as a junior stylist. Your duties are likely to include booking appointments, shampooing, conditioning, drying and styling hair, and mixing and applying hair colouring. You'll learn more advanced cutting and colouring techniques on the Advanced Apprenticeship keeping you on top of current trends.

Where will this lead?

You can work your way from Intermediate to Advanced level Apprenticeship and then on to a career as a qualified hairdresser. As such you have a variety of options such as working abroad, on cruise liners, working for established national and international companies, self-employment, or you can move into related industries such as film and television. Alternatively you can progress into higher education studying subjects such as Salon Management.

What are my career options?
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