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Hairdressing Level 2 Apprenticeship



Weekly hours:

30 hours per week plus college day on top.



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What does this course involve?

This is an 24 month course, with a 1 day per week day release to College. You will cover all aspects of hairdressing, shampooing, and blow-drying, setting, dressing, colouring, and cutting and reception duties. You will also select a variety of optional units to focus on areas of interest. You will have reviews every 10-12 weeks with an assessor to monitor progress. As part of the programme you will also study functional skills in Maths and English (you will be exempted if have you already have achieved a grade A-C in the past 5 years).


What qualifications do I need?

To undertake an apprenticeship you must first be employed. For more information on finding apprenticeship vacancies please visit or contact our Centre for Apprenticeships and Workplace Learning on 01843 605009 (or email You will be required to have an interview and undertake an initial assessment. Ideally you will already have grades A-C in Maths and English.


Assessment will be both on and off the job and will be through a variety of observations, oral questioning, online exams, assignments and coursework.

Fees & Costs

This course will be fully funded for 16-18yrs old. If you are 19+ a £500 employer contribution is required.


On completion of this qualification you can choose to undertake future study via a Level 3 Apprenticeship. Alternatively you may wish to seek employment as a junior Hair Stylist within a commercial salon.

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