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Hair Professional Intermediate Apprenticeship at Leicester College

Course description

Hairdressers will be able to shampoo and condition hair, cut hair using a range of techniques, style and finish hair to create a variety of looks, and colour and lighten hair for ladies. Hairdressers must be able to work with all hair types ranging from straight hair to very curly, wiry hair. They also need to be able to carry out consultations with clients, demonstrate the professionalism, values, behaviours, communication skills and safe working practices associated with their role and be able to work without supervision to a high level of precision, with exceptional client care skills. An apprenticeship is a job with training. You will be employed at least 30 hours a week, with 80% of your working hours in your day-to-day role, and the remaining 20% of your time engaged in training or study.

Course content

The Hair Professional Apprenticeship program will require you to develop your skills, knowledge and behaviours in a professional environment and achieve a series of standards to prove your competence and skill: hair industry practices and principles hair cutting and styling techniques for all hair types. Washing, shampoo, drying and other skills needed for salons. Using specialist hair grooming materials and tools. Communication skills - including meeting and greeting, and building rapport. Specialist hairdressing skills and health and safety requirements and legislation.

Entry requirements

Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C). We have an extensive support package available, including college attendance to functional skills classes and an online teaching and learning platform, which guides learners from an initial and a diagnostic assessment, through to being exam ready.


On-programme is the learning phase for apprentices to pick up the skills, knowledge and behaviours set in each standard. Apprentices need to complete 20% off-the-job training during the on-programme phase of their apprenticeship. You can track andmonitor the 20% through our e-portfolio.On program assessment includes:- Regular assessment (involving employer and training provider)- Development of a portfolio demonstrating learning and development activities withtheir application in the workplace.- Completion of Level 2 Diploma for Hair ProfessionalsEnd Point AssessmentEnd-point assessment (EPA) is the final stage that an apprentice goes through to complete their apprenticeship. The apprentice must show their learning to an independent end-point assessor and the grades available are distinction, pass or fail.• A practical assessment• Oral questioning• The practical assessment and oral questioning will assess the learner's professionalism, values, behaviours, communication, safe working practices and consultation skills.

Financial information

Material fee £0. Cost for EPA

Future opportunities

Successful learners can progress to a range of qualifications, including level 3 Advanced Hairdressing Apprenticeship. From the advanced, you can proceed to Barber qualification for a varied role. The other options are management courses such as ILM, Associate project manager. If you would like to discuss this further you can call the staff at Leicester College on 0116 2242240.

Further information

You can express your interest for this apprenticeship by completing a Leicester College application form or alternatively you can apply for one of our live apprenticeship vacancies via the College website. Our apprenticeships can also be found on the government’s apprenticeship site, As with any other job application, if you are shortlisted then you will be invited for an interview at the employer’s premises. You can apply for as many apprenticeship vacancies as you want. For more information contact our Customer Service Centre on 0116 2242240 or visit

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: 28 September 2018
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