Our Level 2 (Intermediate) Hairdressing Apprenticeship is a nationally recognised course involving the use of intermediate hairdressing techniques and training, offering you the opportunity to gain hands on industry experience.
This course provides a work based learning route into employment for the Hairdressing industry.
This qualification is nationally recognised and assists you with your employment in the hairdressing industry as a junior stylist, carrying out treatments including basic cutting, styling, colouring and perming.
The course is based in the College Hair and Beauty Department in both Boston and Spalding. Both have fully equipped hairdressing salons that are open to the public.
During your apprenticeship you will cover the following:
The Apprenticeship consists of several elements, which have been identified by employers as an appropriate set of skills to operate in their chosen job role.
These elements are:
Maths - Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills, unless an equivalent qualification has already been achieved.
English - Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills, unless an equivalent qualification has already been achieved.
Vocational Element (Knowledge) - most Apprenticeship include off-the-job study for a technical certificate which is usually done at College.
Vocational Element (Competence) - all Apprenticeships include on-the-job training and assessment leading to a competence based vocational qualification.
On some Apprenticeships, the knowledge and competence elements are combined into one qualification.
The entry qualifications for the Level 2 Hairdressing Apprenticeship are a good school or previous college report with a minimum of 3 GCSEs at grade 3 or above (Old GCSE grade D or above). This should include English and Maths at Grade 3 (Old GSE Grade D) or Functional Skills Level 1 in English and Maths
Successful completion of NVQ Level 1 and VRQ Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing can also help.
You will be required to attend an interview, a taster day and a basic skills test.
You will have to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week including your college day.
Employment must be within a relevant environment. Employers must be prepared to sign up to the training agreement and be prepared for an assessor to visit the workplace every 8 - 12 weeks for assessment and training reviews.
The Hairdressing Apprenticeship will take you two years to complete. You will study at College for one days a week, and four days with your employer.
The minimum course attendance requirement set by the college is 90%
As an Apprentice, you will pay no course fees. However, your employer may have to pay towards your training as well as providing you with a wage (please see below).
For information regarding employer contributions and any further costs related to the Apprenticeship programme, please call our dedicated Apprenticeship team on 01205 365701 ext 3248
All Apprentices will receive a minimum wage of £3.90 per hour within their first year of training from their employer, although they can, and often do, pay more.
In the second and subsequent years of an Apprenticeship programme, the following applies:
Under 18s – the required national minimum wage of £4.35 per hour.
18–20 year olds - the required national minimum wage of £6.15 per hour.
21-24 year olds - the required national minimum wage of £7.70 per hour.
25 year olds and over – the required national minimum wage of £8.21 per hour.
If you are an employer and want to find out more information regarding employer contributions and any further costs related to the Apprenticeship programme, please call our dedicated Apprenticeship team on 01205 365701 ext. 3248
The Hairdressing Apprenticeship is based on an assessment structure, therefore you will be continually assessed throughout the course. Assessment will cover a service portfolio, exams, gateway, end point assessment and professional discussions.
Assessment opportunities are encouraged within the workplace and undertaken by our qualified assessors.
You will have a Personal Tutor who will be responsible for course guidance, general support, target setting and developing study skills.
Successful completion of the Hairdressing Apprenticeship should enable you to apply for the following, General employment in hairdressing salons, mobile hairdresser or salon owner.
You will also be able to apply for a place on the Level 3 hairdressing course, full time or as an Apprenticeship.
Additional costs include purchasing a basic hairdressing equipment kit (£170 approx.) which will include everything needed for practical lessons.
Tunic overalls are compulsory and you will be provided with an order form during induction (£26 approx.)
A suitable textbook must be purchased to assist with the theoretical aspects of the course (£25.00 approx.)
You will need lever arch A4 folders, dividers, plastic wallets and general stationery.
There are a number of educational visits arranged which you are encouraged to attend at a minimal cost, usually around £25.00 each trip.
A number of short courses are also arranged for you on this course and often a small fee is charged (these are optional extras)
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