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Hairdressing Apprenticeship Level 2 at Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College

Course description

This intermediate apprenticeship will give you the skills to begin your career as a hairdresser.

This qualification is based on the national occupational standards for hairdressing and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a junior hairdresser/stylist. Learners must achieve all mandatory units which include:

  • Advise and consult with clients;
  • Set and dress hair;
  • Styles and finish hair;
  • Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work;
  • Cut hair using basic techniques;
  • Colour and lighten hair;
  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp.

Throughout this qualification, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology and health and safety. They will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to advise and consult with clients to provide a complete hairdressing service. In parallel, learners will develop their communication and customer service skills, their awareness of environmental sustainability and their commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers. Problem solving and research skills will also be developed.

In addition to completing mandatory units, learners are required to achieve nine credits from optional units which include (this list is not exhaustive):

  • Perm and neutralise hair;
  • Plait and twist hair;
  • Remove hair extensions;
  • Cuts men’s hairstyles;
  • Fulfil salon reception duties.

Entry requirements

You will need to reach a minimum of E3 in an English and Maths assessment.


This qualification will be assessed through exams and in work assessment.

Further information

This apprenticeship will be delivered through classroom session, one day each week during term time. Apprentices will be expected to self-study outside of the classroom and their working hours.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College directly.

Last updated date: 06 January 2017
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