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Hairdressing Apprenticeship (Intermediate Level 2 and Advanced Level 3) at Newton Rigg College

Course description

Work-based learning and assessment at your place of work with some college-based study. Learners must be in a paid work placement to commence an apprenticeship programme. The work-based route involves practising and demonstrating a range of practical and theory skills and includes completing a Work-Based Diploma at Level 2 or 3 plus Functional Skills at an appropriate level.

Learners would usually enter at the Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2) stage before progressing to the Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3). Those employed in the industry and have an increased level of responsibility may also be considered for the Advanced Apprenticeship.

Course content

Intermediate (Level 2) Apprenticeship Hairdressing

Course Themes:

• Fashion colouring • Cutting and styling using basic techniques • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp • Perming techniques • Health and safety • Consultation and customer care • Customer care, retail and reception skills • English and maths

Advanced (Level 3) Apprenticeship Hairdressing

Course Themes:

• Hairdressing consultation services • Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques • Creative colour • Colour correction • Creatively dressing long hair • Promote additional services or products to clients • Monitor and control health and safety operations • English and maths provision where applicable

Entry requirements

Intermediate Level 2:

No formal qualifications, but you need a suitable and relevant work placement .

Advanced Level 3:

Usually a Level 2 work-based qualification (Intermediate Apprenticeship) or considerable work experience, plus a suitable work placement

Financial information

For financial information please contact 01768 893400 or email

Further information
Telephone: 01768 893400


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Newton Rigg College directly.

Last updated date: 14 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: one to two years (block release)
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