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Hairdressing Intermediate Level Apprenticeship at Wirral Metropolitan College

Course description

This Apprenticeship covers all the basics of Hairdressing. As a Hairdressing apprentice, you'll work as a salon junior, assisting senior staff while training as a junior Hairdresser. Duties are likely to include booking appointments, shampooing, conditioning, basic cutting, drying and finishing hair. You'll study topics such as hair and skin testing and also have the option to learn about promoting products and hair patterns.

On this Apprenticeship you'll spend a lot of time on your feet. It's also important that you look smart and professional. Good communication plays a role, too - you'll need to understand exactly what your customer wants in order to make them happy.

Course content

The Apprentice framework includes the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing
  • Level 1 Functional Skill English
  • Level 1 Functional Skill maths

The mandatory units on the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing are:

  • Ensure responsibility for actions reduce to 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

Entry requirements

Apprentices must be in paid employment of at least 30 hours per week. Apprenticeships where the Apprentice is working and studying for less than 30 hours per week are by exception only. In any circumstances the Apprentice must not work for less than 16 hours per week.

It is advantageous to have 3 GCSE's at grade D or above in English, maths, Science or Art.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course.

Future opportunities

  • The advanced Level Apprenticeship in Barbering or Hairdressing
  • Into employment as a junior Hairdresser or other job roles in the hairdressing related industries
  • NVQ Hairdressing level 3 or Level 3 Diploma

Further information

Potential Apprentices with a predisposition to certain skin conditions or allergies, such as occupational dermatitis, eczema, asthma, need to understand that some of the chemicals, liquids and aerosols used in barbering may have a significant effect on their health condition.

Apprenticeships are designed for individuals who are in paid employment within the sector and would like to achieve qualifications which recognise the skills they gain in the workplace.

If you have already found a job you may be able to convert it into an Apprenticeship.

Speak to your employer and discuss the opportunity of you becoming an Apprentice. There is plenty of help and support for you and your employer and they may be eligible for a grant.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 May 2016
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