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Hairdressing Advanced Apprenticeship at Colchester Institute

Course description

The Hairdressing Advanced Apprenticeship is a level 3 qualification and is certificated by City & Guilds (C&G). The qualification meets the requirements of Habia, the body that sets standards for all hair and beauty qualifications, as well as industry codes of practice.

Candidates aged 16-18 years will be paid the minimum apprenticeship wage by their employer. Candidates aged 19 or over will be paid this wage for the first year of the Apprenticeship, and this will rise to meet national minimum wage criteria in their second year.

Course content

Level 3 Units include:

  • Monitor Procedures to Safely Control Work Operations
  • Promote Additional Services and Products to Clients
  • Colour Correction
  • Provide Hairdressing Consultation Services
  • Creatively Cut Hair Using Combination of Techniques
  • Further Optional Units Which Include: (These are chosen on credit value)
    • 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
    • Provide Creative Hair Extension Services
    • Provide Specialist Consultation Services for Hair and Scalp Conditions
    • Provide Specialist Hair and Scalp Treatments
    • Contribute to the Financial Effectiveness of the Business
    • Support Customer Service Improvements
    • Contribute to the Planning and Implementation of Promotional Activities

As part of the Apprenticeship framework you will also study Employment Rights and Responsibilities, Personal Learning and Thinking Skills and Functional Skills Levels 2 or GCSEs in English and Math’s.

Entry requirements

Candidates will be required to be employed in a hairdressing salon undertaking assistant stylist duties, and have a contract of employment with that salon. Ongoing training and assessments will be provided by the employer and college. Assessment in the workplace is an essential component of the programme.

Candidates will need to evidence a basic level of literacy and numeracy by participating in a simple screening procedure at interview. Any follow up support is individually negotiated as required. Evidence of learning to level 2 is required. Candidates should have four GCSEs (grade A*-D), or equivalent, including English (minimum grade C), plus three other subjects preferably including Maths and Science.

Future opportunities

There are a range of career opportunities including senior stylist, work on cruise liners and theatrical work.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Colchester Institute directly.

Last updated date: 02 March 2016

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