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Hair Professional Barbering
Level 2 Apprenticeship

Who is the apprenticeship for?

Due to the constant development of the hair and beauty industry, there’s always a demand for hair and beauty workers with more and more opportunities becoming available all the time.

To succeed in the Barbering industry, you’ll be a good communicator, be able to make people feel comfortable and relaxed while having their treatments done and be able to work quickly with your hands.

Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals – Barbering

12-18 months

City & Guilds

What will you learn?

We will train you in professional barbering skills as well as help you better understand current policies and processes affecting the barbering industry.

You’ll be shown how to shampoo and condition hair, cut hair using a range of techniques, cut facial hair into shape and provide grooming services specifically for men.

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

  • Understand policies & processes
  • Industry codes of practice & ethics
  • Knowledge of services & products available
  • Sale of goods & services act

Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good time management
  • Safe use of equipment materials & products
  • Advising clients on hair maintenance & management

Behaviours

  • Demonstrate professionalism
  • Personal qualities
  • Adaptability
  • Show responsibility
  • Managing performance

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Your pathway to success

Once you are qualified as a Barber, you will have gained the essential skills and knowledge to work alongside your colleagues with confidence, and potentially go on to own your own barbershop 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 Paragon Skills, 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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