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Hair Professional - Level 2 Standard

Apprenticeships allow you to gain qualifications whilst working - you will normally study one day per week in college and spend the rest of the week at work, usually at least 30 hours per week.

There are two distinctly different job roles within this occupational profile: Hairdresser and Barber.

Hairdressers will be able to shampoo and condition hair, cut hair using a range of techniques, style and finish hair to create variety of looks, and colour and lighten hair for ladies and men.

Barbers will be able to shampoo and condition hair, cut hair using barbering techniques, style and finish hair, cut facial hair into shape and provide shaving services for men.

Hairdressers and barbers 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.

Students also get involved in hair and fashion shows and competition work.

The course includes the following Core Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours:
Professionalism and Values
Safe working practices
Consultation

The learner then chooses one of two routes:
Route one = Hairdressing
Route two = Barbering

Route one includes:
Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
Cut hair using a range of techniques to create a variety of looks
Style and finish hair using a range of techniques to create a variety of looks
Colour and lighten hair using a range of techniques

Route two includes:
Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
Cutting hair using barbering techniques to create a variety of looks
Style and finish men’s hair
Cut facial hair into shape
Shaving services


End Point Assessment (EPA)

The end-point assessment stage will provide a “snap shot” holistic assessment of the learner’s practical skills, similar to an industry trade test.  The learner will demonstrate he/she can complete a range of services on a number of models to industry standards and within commercial timings.  The learner’s consultation skills, communication skills, safe working practices, professionalism, values and behaviours will be assessed by practical observation and oral questioning.

Route 1 - Hairdressing:
The learner will be assessed carrying out consultation for all services completed during the assessment. The learner must shampoo and condition hair as part of at least one service of the end assessment, this maybe more as appropriate.  The skills, knowledge and behaviours will be assessed through practical observation and oral questioning by the Independent Assessment Examiner.

Route 2 - Barbering:
The learner will be assessed carrying out consultation for all services completed during the assessment.  The learner must shampoo and condition hair as part of at least one service of the end assessment, this maybe more as appropriate.  The skills, knowledge and behaviours set will be assessed through practical observation and oral questioning by the Independent Assessment Examiner.

As part of the apprenticeship framework, reviews are completed every 12 weeks by the assessor where progress is discussed by the apprentice, assessor and employer.

Next: What will I learn?

What will I learn?

The course includes the following Core Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours:
Professionalism and Values
Safe working practices
Consultation

The learner then chooses one of two routes:
Route one = Hairdressing
Route two = Barbering

Route one includes:
Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
Cut hair using a range of techniques to create a variety of looks
Style and finish hair using a range of techniques to create a variety of looks
Colour and lighten hair using a range of techniques

Route two includes:
Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
Cutting hair using barbering techniques to create a variety of looks
Style and finish men’s hair
Cut facial hair into shape
Shaving services

Next: Assessment

How will I be assessed?

End Point Assessment (EPA)

The end-point assessment stage will provide a “snap shot” holistic assessment of the learner’s practical skills, similar to an industry trade test.  The learner will demonstrate he/she can complete a range of services on a number of models to industry standards and within commercial timings.  The learner’s consultation skills, communication skills, safe working practices, professionalism, values and behaviours will be assessed by practical observation and oral questioning.

Route 1 - Hairdressing:
The learner will be assessed carrying out consultation for all services completed during the assessment. The learner must shampoo and condition hair as part of at least one service of the end assessment, this maybe more as appropriate.  The skills, knowledge and behaviours will be assessed through practical observation and oral questioning by the Independent Assessment Examiner.

Route 2 - Barbering:
The learner will be assessed carrying out consultation for all services completed during the assessment.  The learner must shampoo and condition hair as part of at least one service of the end assessment, this maybe more as appropriate.  The skills, knowledge and behaviours set will be assessed through practical observation and oral questioning by the Independent Assessment Examiner.

As part of the apprenticeship framework, reviews are completed every 12 weeks by the assessor where progress is discussed by the apprentice, assessor and employer.

Next: Career Opportunities?

Career Opportunities

Recognition of your qualifications by employers can lead to rapid career development in the workplace or progression on to higher levels of study.  Also to Senior Hairdresser or Senior Barber.

Next: Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Apprentices without level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level and take the test for level 2 English and maths prior to taking the end-point assessment.
Ideally, you will be working 30 hours per week (if you are looking for employment see below for information).

This Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy industry has high client expectations and relies on repeat business so importance is given to:

- Appropriate personal presentation including clothing, hair and personal hygiene.
- Practical, organisational and social skills.
- Attention to detail and cleanliness.
- A good sense of humour/amicable nature and communication skills whether dealing face to face with clients or speaking on the telephone.
- Willingness to work flexible hours/days as agreed in the employment contract.
- A high degree of dexterity and coordination.

Looking for Employment? See below for what to do next…

- Apply for this apprenticeship.  We can then support you to find employment and prepare your job application.

- Register your details and search online for vacancies at www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

- Check the College’s website page: www.kendal.ac.uk/apprenticeships/apprentice/

- Make sure your CV is up to date and is relevant to the job industry you are applying to.

- Contact local businesses and see if they have any vacancies available.

Adult fees

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