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Advanced & Creative Hair Professional Level 3 Apprenticeship

Who is the apprenticeship for?

Advanced and Creative Hair Professionals are creative, passionate, and driven professionals who work without supervision, managing yourselves and others when required. Working in environments that can vary in size, style and ambiance, from a bespoke salon, the media industry, cruise ships, product houses and manufacturers to luxury high-end hair salons. They are highly skilled and experienced professionals who deliver innovative styles inspired by current images and their own creativity, individual flair, imagination and interpretation.

Level 3 Diploma for advanced and creative hair professional

12-18 months

City & Guilds

What will you learn?

While completing your Advanced & Creative Hair Professional Level 3 you will learn to provide a quality service, whilst working to the highest standards and continuously developing your personal and professional skills.

As an Advanced and Creative Hair Professional you will learn how to take ownership of your work and client lists, accept responsibility, are proactive, flexible and adaptable, plan your work and time, aim for excellence by taking exceptional pride in your work and industry.

How will you learn?

Our Personal Tutors will deliver high-quality face-to-face learning and coaching and provide all the resources you will need to progress quickly. Our intuitive learner management system ‘Bud’ will really bring the subject to life through interactive learning tools, access to complementary online resources and relevant social communities, as well as provide real-time information so that you will always know where you’re at in your learner journey.

This apprenticeship will develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours in the following areas:

Knowledge

  • Researching fashion trends to create, plan & promote hairstyles
  • Analysing factors that influence the design & creation of hairstyles
  • Present, showcase and promote skills through various media types & platforms
  • In depth consultations & hair analysis
  • How to resolve problems that may occur during creative colour
  • Provide advice on future services

Skills

  • Designing fashion-forward hairstyles
  • Use of sectioning & cutting guidelines
  • Creative & precision techniques & use of technical skills
  • Personalised cutting tailored to the clients individual characteristics
  • Formulates imaginative and creative colour conversion services to change depth & tone of hair
  • Creative finishing & dressing techniques
  • Advanced creative colouring techniques
  • Provide a smoothing strengthening service to clients

Behaviours

  • Demonstrate professionalism by maintaining confidentiality & discretion
  • Facilitate safe working practices, ensuring safety of self & others
  • Challenges safety issues
  • Problem-solving
  • Flexible & adaptive
  • Creative
  • Promote own personal development

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Your pathway to success

Once you are qualified as an Advanced & Creative Hair Professional, you will have gained the essential skills and knowledge to work alongside your colleagues with confidence, and potentially go on to own your own Salon in the future.

You can also progress to a higher level apprenticeship programme to improve your skills and expertise. Get in touch to find out more.

If you’re interested in starting your Hair & Beauty career with us, we can help you get there. Get in touch today!

FAQs

Do I have to find a job first?

If you’re not currently employed or looking for a new job, you can apply for apprenticeship vacancies advertised by employers looking to employ an apprentice, as you must be employed to undertake an apprenticeship.

You can view current vacancies here: apprenticeship vacancies

If you already have a job and wish to gain a qualification in that industry as an apprentice, this is possible subject to your employer’s agreement.

Will it cost me anything?

No. Your employer pays your wage and we apply for government funding from the Education and Skills Funding Agency to support the cost of your qualification.
Currently 100% funding is available for apprentices ages 16 – 18 and 90% for those aged 19 + (subject to the employers levy status).

You or your employer can call us to discuss any questions you have regarding funding on 0800 783 2545.

Can I undertake an Apprenticeship with my current employer?

Yes. If you already have a job and wish to gain a nationally recognised qualification in that role, an apprenticeship is a great way to do it. A great way to start is to visit our employing an apprentice page ready to discuss with your employer or give us a call on 0800 783 2545

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Georgina Key

If you are considering taking up an apprenticeship – DO IT! Even if you don’t believe you can! I’m autistic, dyslexic and a single mother of a special needs child and I achieved mine.

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