Hair Professionals Apprenticeship

Hair Professionals Apprenticeship

Level: 2

Who is this qualification for?
Hairdressers 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 women and men.

The Diploma for the Hair Professional is a qualification designed for learners who are at least 16 years old and who wish to develop the skills and knowledge needed to begin to work either as a Hairdresser. They may have previously completed a Level 1 qualification in the relevant subject area. Learners wishing to complete these qualifications will be doing so as an employed, apprentice in a real work environment.

How long will it take?
Minimum of 24 months

Topics covered
The apprentices’ journey begins with a period of learning, development and continuous assessment which covers the full range of knowledge, skills and behaviours required within the Hair Professional environment. The learning is mainly through on-the-job experience in a salon environment.
Learners achieving the Diploma for Hair Professionals can gain employment in a salon as a Hairdresser, carrying out day to day tasks such as:
• customer service
• shampooing hair
• basic cutting
• styling and finishing hair
• colouring services.
The core behaviours apprentices develop include: awareness of health and safety, working without supervision to a high level of precision, effective communication with colleagues and customers and an exceptional level of customer care.

Assessment method
Apprentices are expected to achieve a number of End-point Assessments to conclude their apprenticeship; the final stage that an apprentice goes through to complete their apprenticeship. The apprentice must demonstrate their learning to an independent end-point assessor and the grades available are pass or fail.
• Practical observation – the apprentices must complete a range of services on at least two models to industry standards and within commercial timings.
• Oral questioning – the apprentice’s consultation skills, communication skills, safe working practices, professionalism, values and behaviours will also be assessed by oral questioning.

English, ICT and Maths
Apprentices will need to achieve Level 2 in English and Maths prior to taking their End Point Assessment if equivalent qualifications have not already been achieved prior to enrolment. Some standards may require ICT.

Off the job training
Apprentices must complete 20% off-the-job training whilst on programme. Specific rules govern this, and it must take place in the apprentice’s contracted hours.

Cost and funding
Eligibility for funding will be established on an individual basis.

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