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Hairdressing Intermediate Apprenticeship at Weymouth College

Course description

2 Year Programme with 1 day a week at college and remainder of the week in the workplace. Apprenticeships are designed by employers for employers and are tailored to meet the needs of each specific sector. An apprenticeship will allow you to get qualified, get paid and get a career all in one go! The College has up-todate, industry-standard salons, which give you the opportunity to work with real clients, giving you valuable practical and realistic working experience to prepare you for work or further study. You will have the opportunity to go on off-site visits to the Salon International at Excel, other trade and hair shows, and external workshops. You will also be able to participate in college competitions and photographic sessions as well as national competitions.

Course content

Diploma in Hairdressing Level 2 (NVQ) (QCF) : • G20 Health and Safety • G17 Good Customer Service • G7 Client Consultation • GH8 Shampoo and Condition Hair and Scalp • GH9 Change Hair Colour • GH10 Style Hair • GH11 Set and Dress Hair • GH12 Cut Hair. Optional units include: • GH14 Perming and Neutralising • G18 Promoting Services and Products • G4 Salon Reception • Functional Skills Maths and English Level 1 • Employer rights and responsibilities.

Entry requirements

Applicants will be required to show evidence of their ability to be successful in the theoretical and practical parts of the course, during their interview. Completion of diagnostic tests in Literacy and Numeracy at Level 1 is required.


Assessed in the workplace by the Work-Based Learning Support Officer for Hairdressing and in the College salon during day release day.

Future opportunities

Progression to Advanced Apprenticeship, barbering and previous hairdressing apprentices have gone on to study hairdressing within Higher Education focusing upon hair and make-up for the stage, screen or camera.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Weymouth College directly.

Last updated date: 21 June 2016
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