Hairdressing Apprenticeship

..training for a brighter future

Hairdressing Apprenticeships are the nationally recognised route to becoming a qualified hairdresser. The standards that you work towards are set by HABIA -The Hairdressing and Beauty Industry Authority.

There are over 180,000 hairdressers in the UK and this is growing all the time.

Where will I train?

You can train either on a day release programme at one of our training centres or in your own workplace where one of our trainers will regularly visit.

Will I get paid?

Employed apprentices will be paid a minimum rate of £3.50 per hour (often more). Apprenticeship wage accurate as of 1st April 2017.

Anything else I need to know?

Our learners are encouraged to participate in a number of extra-curricular activities, including regular trips and workshops, attending local, regional and national events, taking part in charity fundraising as well as entering industry competitions. Speaking of which, a number of our hairdressing apprentices took part in the national Wella Xposure competition this year making it through to the regional heats and then onto the national finals. One of our learners beat off competition from hundreds of entries across the country to take the top prize of Gold at Wella Xposure 2017, click here to read the full story…

If you’re wanting to start your career in hairdressing, check out some of our vacancies listed below or complete our online enquiry form and we’ll be in touch with the latest opportunities in your area and support you with your application.

Intermediate Apprenticeships
  • Learning While you are employed full time by a salon
  • A level 2 QCF/NVQ and Functional Skills in Mathematics & English at level 1
  • Learning on ‘day release’ at a HOET centre or in salon

QCF Mandatory units:

  • Make sure your own actions reduce the risks to health and safety
  • Give clients a positive impression of yourself and your organisation
  • Advise and consult with clients
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Change hair colour
  • Style and finish hair
  • Set and dress hair
  • Cut hair using basic techniques

Optional units:

  • Assist with salon reception duties
  • Promote additional services or products to clients
  • Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work
  • Plait and twist hair
  • Perm and neutralise hair

Want to know if this apprenticeship is suited to your job role? Download our helpful skills scan by clicking here.

Advanced Apprenticeships
  • Learning While you are employed full time by a salon
  • A level 3 QCF/NVQ, Functional Skills in Mathematics & English at level 2
  • Learning on ‘day release’ at a HOET centre or in salon

QCF Mandatory units:

  • Monitor procedures to safely control work operations
  • Promote additional services or products to clients
  • Provide hairdressing consultation services
  • Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques

Optional units:

  • Colour Hair using a variety of techniques
  • Provide colour correction services
  • Creatively style and dress hair
  • Creatively dress long hair
  • Develop and enhance your creative hairdressing skills
  • Create a variety of permed effects

Want to know if this apprenticeship is suited to your job role? Download our helpful skills scan by clicking here.