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Hair Professional Hairdressing
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.

If you are a genuine team player with excellent communication skills and a desire to learn, have a creative flair and take real pride in your work, feel confident in taking bookings, meeting and greeting customers and assisting other stylists this could be the career path for you.

Our personal tutors who are all experts with the hair industry will help boost your knowledge of products and services – both industry-wide and specific to your business.

Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals – Hairdressing

24 months

City & Guilds

What will you learn?

This apprenticeship has been developed to provide professional hairdressing skills and give you an understanding of current policies and processes.

You’ll learn hands-on skills including how to shampoo and condition hair, cut hair using a range of techniques, style & finish to create a variety of looks as well as colour & lighten hair.

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 have completed your Hairdressing Level 2 apprenticeship, you will have gained all the basic hairdressing skills required to get recognised and progress in this exciting industry.

There is a wide range of options available to you following your apprenticeship, for example, you could work in a salon, own your own salon, be self-employed and rent a room at a salon or work mobile, go out to people’s homes or work in exciting settings like on a cruise ship. 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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