Hair and Beauty Apprenticeships
Qualification: Available from Levels 2 to 3*
Apprenticeships Available



An Apprenticeship in Hairdressing will give Apprentices valuable experience of a variety of hairdressing related activities including: consultation services, styling and dressing hair, colouring and cutting, alongside washing hair.


An Apprenticeship in Barbering will give Apprentices valuable experience of a variety of barbering related activities including: consultation services, shampooing, conditioning and treating hair, cutting, styling and finishing men’s hair, cutting facial hair and shaving services.

Beauty Therapy

A Beauty Therapy Apprenticeship is about improving people’s wellbeing by making them look and feel better.

Beauty therapy covers a range of treatments, from facials to waxing to advanced treatments such as micropigmentation. Apprentices will work closely with clients and will need the ability to put them at ease, and generally be pleasant and personable.

As a Beauty Therapy Apprentice, you will assist senior therapists as required and provide short, express treatments to clients.

Apprentices will learn a range of skills and techniques, including facials, make-up, waxing, spray tanning, brow and lash treatments, manicures and pedicures.

Skills Required

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good listening skills
  • Creativity and artistic sense
  • An eye for colour and form
  • A caring, positive attitude
Entry Requirements

Intermediate Apprenticeship – 4 GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above (one in English or Maths) or equivalent.

Advanced Apprenticeship – 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above (one in English or Maths) or successful completion of an Intermediate Apprenticeship, or equivalent. These requirements are subject to change and may also differ to meet the needs of the employer.

As well as a College interview, progression onto an Apprenticeship is subject to an employer interview.

Don’t worry if you didn’t get the required grades, we can work with you to find a suitable route on to your Apprenticeship.

Job Roles
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty Consultant
  • Salon Manager
  • Beauty Therapist
  • Barber
  • Colour Technician
  • Make-up Artist
  • Masseuse
  • Therapist
  • Stylist
  • Senior Barber

And many more!


Assessment is through practical observation and theoretical tests.

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