About the course
This apprenticeship is suitable for you if you want to start a career or develop your existing skills in hairdressing. You’ll work closely with clients and will need the ability to put them at ease, and generally be pleasant and personable. In addition to hair salons, employers can range from the film or television industries, luxury cruise ships, hotels and in the exciting world of fashion.
What you will learn
Duties are likely to include
- Hair Consultation
- Cutting and Styling
- Colouring, perming and straightening
- Making appointments
- Taking payments
- Ordering materials
As an apprentice you can expect to undertake work based learning with an employer and to be paid a wage. The apprenticeship will include an NVQ diploma, functional skills and knowledge based element or technical certificate.
Training at City College will give you a huge advantage as you will learn in our purpose built hair and beauty salon, Kudos. You will learn with industry standard equipment working under supervision with real, paying clients to give you a wealth of experience.
A full assessment will take place to ensure you have the skills to complete the qualification. As this is an advanced apprenticeship, all applicants will require GCSEs at grade A*-C/9-4 in English and maths (or equivalent), or can demonstrate through the assessment process that they will be able to achieve this. By completing a workplace audit the Apprenticeship Coordinator will be able to establish whether you are covering the right level of tasks in the workplace to support the criteria necessary for the on-site evidence.
Dates, times & fees
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You will attend college one day a week to ensure you get the support you need to succeed. The rest of the training will take place in the workplace with in-house training by the employer and an assessor who will visit you on site.
Evidence of knowledge and competency can be obtained through: observations in the workplace, physical products of work, reports, plans, online assessments, correspondence, witness testimony, discussion and questioning.
Apprentices will also be assigned an Assessor, who will visit them every 12 weeks to ensure they are happy with their progress and on track to achieve.