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Apprenticeship in Hairdressing NVQ 2 at Trafford College

Course description

Who is the programme for?This is a work-based qualification, equipping trainees with the skills required to progress within the hairdressing industry. Trainees work in the industry and attend College for skills sessions and underpinning knowledge one day each week.Trainees should be aged 16+. Students have to be committed and be prepared to attend college to a minimum of 90%.What is the programme structure?The programme is modular, the full FMA Framework consists of:. NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing.. Functional skills for English and Maths.. Employment rights and responsibilities (ERR)What does the programme include?NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing includes the following units:. Advise and consult with clients.. Shampoo and condition hair and scalp.. Retail products. Health, safety and security.. Blow drying hair, setting and dressing hair.. Women and men's cutting techniques.. Colouring techniques.. Functional skills in English and Maths.. Employers' rights and responsibilities (ERR). Opportunities to visit hairdressing exhibitions, shows, competitions etc.Requirements:High standards of Professional appearanceAre there any special features facilities for the programme?The Hairdressing Apprentices use modern, fully equipped training workshops and salons. The 'Enhance' salon at the college is open to the public, providing a range of professional services, in addition, the college has a wide range of facilities available to trainees, such as the Learning Resource Centre with access to computers. Trainees can also access lots of support such as careers guidance, counselling and financial help.Will there be any extra costs involved?Trainees will be provided with all the equipment necessary to complete the programme.

Entry requirements

A minimum profile of grade D at GCSE including Maths and English; a school reference and successful interview.


Assessment is continuous by a variety of methods, including observation of practical skills, oral questioning, on-line tests. Salon reviews to take place in students own salons every 6/8 weeks.What award will I achieve?NVQ Level 2 in HairdressingFunctional skills in EnglishFunctional skills in MathsERR CertificateExamining/Validating BodyCity and Guilds (CG)

Future opportunities

Successful trainees may progress onto a Hairdressing Advanced Apprenticeship programme. which includes NVQ Level 3.Hairdressing and the Technical Certificate, or advanced certificate in a particular specialisation and additional units at Level 2.

Further information

Contact course enquiries on 0161 886 7070.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 13 May 2016
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