Level 2 Hair Professional Apprenticeship
Hair, Beauty, Holistics & Well-being
What is the apprenticeship about?
If you are interested in pursuing a career in the ever-changing hairdressing industry, then the Hair Professional apprenticeship is the right course for you. You need to be hardworking, able to use your own initiative, and good at communicating with a wide range of clientele. You must also have a genuine passion for hairdressing and enjoy taking pride in your appearance.
This exciting course is delivered at the college’s Warrington campus and covers a range of topics related to the skills, knowledge and behaviors associated with the hairdressing industry.
As part of this course, you will be learning about client care, health and safety legislation, a range of current techniques for cutting, colouring, and styling, and the importance of advice and aftercare guidance.
Why should I choose this apprenticeship?
This apprenticeship is suitable for anyone with a creative flair who wishes to develop their skills in the hairdressing sector. You will be based in the workplace and will deal with a variety of clients on a daily basis.
What will I learn?
The Hair Professional Standard in Hairdressing consists of the following mandatory core skills and knowledge:
- Professionalism and values
- Behaviours and communication
- Safe working practices
- Shampoo, condition and treat the 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 and lighten hair using a range of techniques.
You will also choose one of the following optional units:
- Hair extension services
- Perming hair
- Hair relaxing treatments and techniques
How is the apprenticeship delivered?
Whilst on your apprenticeship you will attend college one day per week during the academic year and spend the other four days in the workplace.
You will be assessed by a diverse range of assessment methods on this programme. Assessment will mainly take place via practical observations, questioning (closed book test paper), and witness testimonies completed by your manager/ mentor. Observations in the workplace will be carried out every three to four weeks, or more frequently if you require. To meet the health and safety requirements of the college you must wear full uniform in the academy salons as well as a full shoe. A full shoe also needs to be worn in the workplace for assessments to meet VTCT criteria and standards. You will need to take responsibility for your own progress and stay in contact with your assessor for regular work-based visits.
What will the apprenticeship lead on to?
After completing the apprenticeship, you can progress onto a senior professional standard in hairdressing or maintain employment in a salon as a stylist.
What support is available?
You will be allocated a designated apprentice coach to guide you through your apprenticeship. We also have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if it is required, and a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support, and help when needed. For further information on student support please visit: https://www.wvr.ac.uk/college-life/student-support/
Why should I choose to study this apprenticeship with Warrington & Vale Royal College?
We are one of the top-performing further education colleges for apprenticeships. Over nine in ten of our apprentices continue in employment or receive a promotion once they have completed their apprenticeship. We also have a dedicated apprenticeship matching service which matches your skills to a suitable apprenticeship employer. The college is dedicated to supporting you on-programme and helping you progress on to the next step.
What are the entry requirements?
Entry requirements for this apprenticeship programme are GCSE grades 9-4, or level 2 functional skills qualifications in English and maths. We will consider those who need to resit either their English or maths qualification, however those that need to resit both will not meet the entry requirements for this apprenticeship programme.
If you are required to resit either English or maths, you will be invited to undertake an initial assessment. If deemed suitable, you must be willing to achieve your level 2 English/maths qualification before the end of the apprenticeship programme as part of your study.
Are there any additional costs associated with the course?
Full uniform is needed for every college session. The price is to be confirmed but will be approximately £45.00. You will also require an apprenticeship kit, at a cost of approximately £180.00. Final costs will be provided upon enrolment.
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