An Apprenticeship is open to anyone aged over 16 years, employed for 30 hours or more in a salon environment. Learners aged 16-18 years are guaranteed full funding. When a learner is over the age of 19 an employer contribution is required by the government.
Diploma for Hair Professionals
To achieve the industry standard qualification of City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals you can either follow an Intermediate Apprenticeship scheme or privately fund the course. The Diploma for Hair Professionals replaced the NVQ Level 2 in May 2017.
Apprentices achieving the Diploma in Professional Hairdressing 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
NVQ Level 3 in Hairdressing
To achieve the industry standard qualification of City & Guilds NVQ Level 3 in Hairdressing you can either follow an Advanced Apprenticeship scheme or privately fund the course. (The NVQ Level 3 is due to be replaced by the Diploma for Hair Professionals Level 3 later in 2018.)
NVQ Level 3 requirements are for you to complete four or more mandatory units and a number of optional units from a range.
Mandatory units include:
– Provide hairdressing consultation services
– Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques
– Colour hair using a variety of techniques
Optional units include:
– Contribute to the financial effectiveness of the business
– Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities
– Hair colour correction services
– Develop and enhance your creative hairdressing skills
For all levels, delivery methods are flexible including in-salon, weekly/fortnightly or evening classes.
If you are not eligible for a government funded Apprenticeship it is still possible to achieve your Diploma through private funding. Please contact us for full details including price.
Professional Skills Training
We occasionally offer a range of courses from one day events to longer term supported learning, designed to develop skills and confidence no matter what your level of experience. Please see our Short courses and Assessor sections for more details.