Level 2 Hair Professional Apprenticeship for Adults

Course Code: P238613

Key Information

  • Course type


  • Campus:

    Highbury Campus

  • Start Date:


  • Duration:

    18 months

  • Attendance:


For apprentices with no or limited knowledge within the trade.

Units include:

  • shampooing, conditioning and treating the hair and scalp
  • cutting hair using a range of techniques to create a variety of looks
  • styling and finishing hair
  • colouring and lightening hair
  • hair relaxing treatments and techniques
  • maintaining effective, hygienic and safe working places
  • customer service, communication, and client liaison skills
  • consultation skills.

Apprentices must have access to real work which is valid and productive, providing opportunities to develop, practice and evidence knowledge and skills that have been learned. This type of learning is undertaken outside the normal day-to-day working environment. It can include activities such as online learning, mentoring, role play, attending competitions and events, or revision and assignments set as homework.

To successfully complete the apprenticeship, you will need both maths and English at grade 2 or above, or Functional Skills Level 1. If necessary, these can be studied at College alongside your apprenticeship.

You will build a portfolio of work and workplace assessors will be in regular contact to provide support, and to arrange on-site visits to observe your ability and skills in your daily role. It is important for you to take ownership of your own learning by seeking out opportunities to gain new skills on the job with your employer.

You and your employer will be enrolled on our award-winning e-Portfolio system ‘OneFile’ to enable both parties to upload evidence of learning and to track progression through the programme.

Your final grade will be determined by the collective assessments known as ‘the end point assessment’, grading will be set at fail, pass and distinction.

Assessments include:
• practical (knowledge and behaviours are observed in the workplace)
• professional discussion/questioning (to demonstrate you can apply the broad range of knowledge, skills and behaviours in the Standard).

You will attend Highbury Campus in the specially designed salon Eden. You will attend one day a week, on a Tuesday.

You will spend 6 hours of your apprenticeship working towards your off-the-job learning, which can consist of college attendance, homework/coursework, project related work, employer training, mentoring, and coaching – plus a number of other tasks (more information can be shared).

You could progress to a relevant Level 3 course or apprenticeship or alternatively attend specialist courses in hairdressing.

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