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Course title: Hairdressing Course level: Level 2
Qualification: Intermediate Level Apprenticeship Awarding body: City & Guilds of London Institute
UCAS code: Not applicable Academic year: 2018 - 2019
Course delivery: Full-time Course length: 18 months
Venue: Employer Premises


This apprenticeship provides a nationally agreed apprenticeship framework for a work based learning route into employment for the hairdressing industry, using qualifications that combine both skills and knowledge.

Apprenticeships are the traditional way for training hairdressers.

There is a variety of salon types. All salons offer cutting, styling and chemical services. Some salons offer services to both ladies and men and carry out service such as basic cuts, styling, colouring, drying and finishing.

With the growth of clients with different types of hair, there is a need to develop the skills to work on all hair types from Type 1 – Straight hair through to Type 4 – Excessively curly hair, this numerical system of hair typing was established to simplify describing types of hair and to provide more exact definition for the hair type.

Support will be offered to find your apprenticeship.

Modules and units

Mandatory units:

  • Style and finish
  • Set and dress
  • Cut hair using basic techniques
  • Colour and lighten hair
  • Advice and consult with clients
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work

Optional units:

  • Relax hair
  • Perm and neutralise hair
  • Plait and twist hair
  • Temporarily attach hair to enhance a style
  • Remove hair extensions
  • Fulfil salon reception duties
  • Cut men’s hair using basic techniques

Entry requirements

  • English grade A*-D/9-5 (or equivalent)
  • Maths grade A*-D/9-5 (or equivalent)
  • College interview

Applicants who do not meet the exact entry requirements may also be considered.

Applicants who have not achieved at least a grade C/4 in English and maths will continue to study these subjects alongside their chosen college course.

Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

The nine national outcomes for the employee rights and responsibilities (ERR) is an induction programme for direct entrants and will be delivered within the knowledge section of this framework.

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

This framework includes the mapping of Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) which have been mapped to the mandatory units of the knowledge and competence qualification. They are:

  • Independent enquirers
  • Creative thinkers
  • Reflective learners
  • Team workers
  • Self-managers
  • Effective participators

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through onsite visits and reviews.

Qualifications achieved

  • NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing Level 2
  • Maths Functional Skills
  • English Functional Skills
  • ERR
  • PLTS

Progression and employment

Progression could lead you in to further educational studies e.g.

  • Advanced Level Hairdressing or Barbering Apprenticeship.


  • Into employment as a junior stylist or other job roles within hairdressing related industries.

Possible employment outcomes:

  • Junior Hairdresser / Stylist

How do I apply?

You can apply online (see apply now button), call 01254 354354 or pop into our College to collect an application form.

Additional and key information

For more information, or an informal discussion about your needs, please contact Lauren Thomas:

Call: 01254 354220

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