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Hairdressing Apprenticeship Standard Hair Professional Level 2

This hairdressing apprenticeship is perfect for anyone with little or no experience in Hairdressing.

It will provide the foundation you needed to kick-start a successful career in hairdressing!

This apprenticeship is available for any learner above the age of 16 and can take between 13 to 24 months. On average the program will take 17 to 19 months to complete.

There are no entry requirements for the apprenticeship, however all learners must have completed a Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19), or a regulated equivalent, and their Functional Skills (English & Maths) modules to a GCSE grade 4 equivalent to complete the program.

If you didn’t achieve GCSE grade 4 in these subjects at school, we will help you gain these qualifications during your apprenticeship.

The Qualification

During your apprenticeship you will be assessed on your knowledge and understanding of the five mandatory units and one optional unit. This assessment will be completed by your Saks Educator to the requirements of our awarding body VTCT.

The Units

There are five mandatory units and to be awarded the Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals (Hairdressing) you must achieve in all these plus one of the optional units

The Mandatory Units Are:

The aim of this unit is to develop your practical skills and knowledge in the important area of consulting with your clients so that you can: assess the client’s requirements; examine the hair, skin and scalp; take into account facial characteristics including face shape, skin tone, hair colour, lifestyle and suitability; conduct visual checks and any necessary tests on the hair, skin and scalp; advise clients on services or products; identify the client’s hair characteristics and hair classification; advise clients on hair maintenance and management.

The aim of this unit is to develop your practical skills and knowledge in shampooing, conditioning, and treating the hair using correct massage techniques and the correct products for a variety of hair and scalp conditions. You will also learn how to advise clients on aftercare requirements.

The aim of this unit is to develop your practical skills and knowledge to create a variety of looks using cutting techniques including one length, fringe cutting, precision cutting techniques, scissor over comb, texturising, layering techniques, graduation, and clipper work.

The aim of this unit is to develop your practical skills and knowledge to style hair using blow drying, finger drying, setting, plaiting/braiding, and twisting techniques into modern creative hairstyles. You will also learn how to add hair where appropriate and create hair up styles using modern techniques. You will learn how to finish hair using a variety of heated styling equipment.

The aim of this unit is to develop your practical skills and knowledge to change hair colour using semi-permanent, quasi-permanent, permanent and lightening products to change depth and tone. You will develop the ability to colour a full head, regrowth, woven highlights or low lights including T section and half head.

The Optional Units Are:

The aim of this unit is to develop your practical skills and knowledge to be able to carry out perming and neutralising services using a range of products and winding techniques.

The aim of this unit is to develop your practical skills and knowledge to be able to carry out hair extension services using a range of extensions attachment methods, cutting and finishing techniques and you will also be able to remove hair extensions.

Completing The Apprenticeship

At the end of your apprenticeship, after you have successfully completed the unit assessments, you will receive a Certificate of Unit Achievement. This allows you to progress onto the Gateway stage of the apprenticeship.

The Gateway is a period where we will review your knowledge, skills and behaviours to see if you have met the minimum requirements and are ready to take the assessment.

Once you have successfully completed the Gateway you will be submitted for your End Point Assessment. The End Point Assessment or EPA is an assessment of all the knowledge, skills and behaviours you have learned throughout your apprenticeship, it confirms you are ready and competent in the career path you have chosen.

These assessments have been designed and developed, by employers in the hairdressing industry, to reflect the daily work of a hairdresser. This makes them very sought after by employers across the industry.

After you have passed all the elements of the EPA, including any required standards in English and maths, you will receive your apprenticeship certificate.

What Are The Next Steps?

After you have completed your Hairdressing Apprenticeship Standard Level 2 you will be a fully qualified hair stylist and will be able to work independently within your salon. 

There are further apprenticeships available to you which will allow you to increase your knowledge add to your skill set and become ever more valuable to your salon.

You can choose from each of the following apprenticeships.

 

Find Out More or Apply for a Hairdressing Apprenticeship Today!

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