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Hairdressing Apprenticeship Level 2 at Malvern Hills College

Course description

This apprenticeship is for young people between the ages of 16 and 24 who are currently employed in a hairdressing salon, who wish to gain a formal qualification to progress within the industry.

Course content

What’s involved?

Subjects covered will include: advise and consult with clients; practical skills - cutting, colouring and styling, and related theory; retail promotions and aftercare; health and safety; employment rights and responsibilities; personal learning and thinking skills, and a Functional Skill in English or Maths as necessary.

How will I be studying?

You will be working at your place of employment and you will be required to attend College for day release or for short workshops.

Entry requirements

You need to be between the ages of 16 and 24 and currently employed in a hairdressing salon, and wish to gain a formal qualification to progress within the industry. There are no formal entry requirements but you need to demonstrate a good level of English and effective communication skills.

You need to have excellent presentation skills, creativity and a high level of dexterity. You should be able to work as part of a team, be interested in meeting people, able to use own initiative, have excellent stamina and have enthusiasm and passion for the subject. You will also need to have a successful interview.


The scheme is work based and involves proving practical competence through regular visits and assessments by an appointed Assessor.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of the programme you will achieve a Level 2 NVQ in Hairdressing after which you could go on to achieve the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 August 2016

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    • The Evesham campus is a short walk from Evesham town centre. It is well placed for bus links from the surroundings area.

      The campus has...

      ·         A state of the art motor vehicle workshops

      ·         New hair & beauty training salons called PURE - Hair, Beauty & Relaxation, which are also open to the public

      ·         Training rooms for public services and construction

      ·         A dedicated health and childcare teaching area

      ·         Fully equipped IT facilities and media suite

      ·         A new photographic studio

      ·         An Energy Training Centre

      ·         Indoor and outdoor animal care facilities

      We also have a well equipped Learning Resources Centre and an excellent refreshment and relaxation area in The Hub, which includes a Costa Coffee Shop.