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Hair Professional - Intermediate Apprenticeship - Level 2

Overview

There are two distinctly different job roles within this occupational profile: Hairdresser and Barber.

Hairdressers will be able to shampoo and condition hair, cut hair using a range of techniques, style and finish hair to create a variety of looks and colour and lighten hair for ladies and men.

Barbers will be able to shampoo and condition hair, cut hair using barbering techniques, style and finish hair, cut facial hair into shape and provide shaving services for men.

Hairdressers and barbers must be able to work with all hair types ranging from straight hair to very curly, wiry hair. They also need to be able to carry out consultations with clients, demonstrate the professionalism, values, behaviours, communication skills and safe working practices associated with their role and be able to work without supervision to a high level of precision, with exceptional client care skills.

  • Achievement of the standard makes you eligible for Registration with the Hair Council
  • Apprentices will complete the core skills and knowledge and will then choose their optional route from Hairdressing or Barbering

Start dates and fees

This apprenticeship programme can begin at any time of the year. This might be in line with your start date of employment or perhaps a review with your employer where your development is discussed.

During your apprenticeship your employer is obliged to pay you a wage. The minimum rate for an apprentice in the year 2021 is £4.30 an hour for the first year of learning. It is worth noting that many employers pay above this rate.

For more information about apprenticeships including our current vacancies, please visit our apprenticeship page.

What will I study?

Professionalism and Values – To demonstrate professionalism and a passion for the industry. To know and understand industry codes of practice and ethics. Have a commitment to quality and a positive attitude towards team working. To be able to observe time management and self-management. To complete services in a commercially viable time and to a high standard.

Behaviours and Communications – How to meet and greet clients and to use both verbal and non-verbal methods of communication. To understand the role of the reception area. How to deal with and escalate enquiries. How to provide advice and recommendations on products and services provided in salon.

Safe Working Practices – How to maintain effective, hygienic and safe working methods and adhere to workplace, suppliers and manufacturers instructions for the safe use of equipment, materials and products. How to meet legal and organisational requirements. How to maintain the clients’ modesty, privacy and comfort. How to minimise risk of cross contamination/infection, injury or fatigue and to correctly use PPE.

Consultation - Creatively assess the client’s requirements: examine the hair, skin and scalp, facial characteristics including face shape, skin tone, hair colour and suitability. Conduct visual checks and any necessary tests on the hair, skin and scalp. Advise clients on services or products. Advise clients on hair maintenance and management.

Optional Units for Hairdressing include:

  • Perming Hair
  • Hair relaxing treatments and techniques
  • Hair extension Services

Optional Units for Barbering include:

  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Cutting hair using barbering techniques to create a variety of looks
  • Style and finish men’s hair
  • Cut facial hair into shape
  • Shaving services

Entry requirements

Each apprenticeship programme will have its own set of entry requirements. You should understand these before making an application. Individual prior attainment will always be carefully considered when planning an apprenticeship programme.

You will need to be aged 16 years and over to be eligible for an apprenticeship programme. As this is a work-based qualification you must be employed in a relevent role and have a contract of employment to cover the duration of the apprenticeship programme. Here at West Nottinghamshire College we have a recruitment team that can help you to find the right opportunity. Call the main college number and ask for the apprenticeship team to find out how we could help you.

As an applicant, you will undertake assessment in both maths and English prior to enrolment to ascertain current working levels which will aid the creation of an individual learning plan towards achieving maths and English at level 2 if not already achieved.

If you have passed maths and English GCSE or equivalent you will be required to evidence this with certificates which may result in exemption from undertaking the maths and English functional skill qualification within the apprenticeship framework. Please note that as an apprentice you are required to demonstrate ongoing improvement in both maths and English even if you are exempt from the tested element.

Study programmes - essential skills for employment

As an entry requirement on some of our courses, you will need a GCSE in both English and maths with at least a grade 4/C (please see entry requirements above).

If this isn’t displayed under the entry requirements and you don’t currently have a GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4/C or above before joining us, you will then study English and maths as part of your programme with the aim of achieving a qualification with at least a grade 4/C. This is to help improve your chances of employment once you leave us.

In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, all students aged 19 and under and studying a full-time course with us will take part in our study programmes.

How long is the course?

24 months plus EPA

How will I be assessed?

Blended delivery method including day release at college, work based assessment and online learning including: reflective accounts, witness statements, activity based work books, presentations, professional interview/discussion and work based projects.

What does the course lead to?

Following the successful completion of the intermediate apprenticeship there is the opportunity for further development using other apprenticeship standards, depending on how your role has evolved and the potential to work towards career progression opportunities.

 
 

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