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Level 2 Hair Professional – Hair & Beauty Apprenticeship

  • LEVEL 2

Course Overview

Apprenticeship standards are employer-led, meaning that employers can specify exactly what’s required from an apprentice in each specific role. They outline the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to carry out your job role which are delivered and carried out both in the workplace, through teaching & learning and independent learning.

All the skills, knowledge and behaviours must be met in full for you to achieve your Apprenticeship. Within this apprenticeship, you will achieve the Diploma for Hair Professionals (Hairdressing) which is a mandatory part of the standards for Hair Professionals and requires the following 6 units to be completed.

The units include: consultations, shampoo-condition and treat hair and scalp, cut hair using a range of techniques to create a variety of looks, style and finish hair using a range of techniques to create a variety of looks, colour & lighten hair using a range of techniques and perming hair.

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Entry Requirements

Entry requirements –
You will be expected to be practical and well organised, be a good communicator, be willing to work flexible hours/days...

Course information

24 Months (This does not include EPA period)

1 day per week tutor delivery in college.

Work-based training with employer on site.

Assessment overview –
Skills, knowledge and behaviours are assessed by competencies being displayed in the workplace, observations, employer feedback, assessor progress reviews, evidence collating and the employer enabling you to fulfil the requirements of your Apprenticeship.

On programme assessment will include various coaching and mentoring assessment methods. These assessments are deigned to review the behaviours, knowledge and skills against set gateway criteria. In addition you, your employer and the college are required to maintain an off the job training log evidencing new skills and knowledge being learnt over the duration of the apprenticeship. The final grading of the apprenticeship will be carried out through an End Point Assessment, by an independent assessor


The potential to secure employment working in the hairdressing industry as a graduate stylist. Also achievement of this standard will make you eligible for State Registration with the Hair Council

Level 2