Advanced Creative Hair Professionals - Advanced Apprenticeship

Course Code: WH00027

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Course Overview

Following a successful completion of the level 2 apprenticeship standard, apprentices have the opportunity to progress to an advanced level 3 apprenticeship standard in hairdressing. During the level 3 standard learners will also study advanced functional skills.
Advanced and Creative Hair Professionals are creative, passionate, and driven professionals who work without supervision, managing themselves and others when required. They provide a quality service, whilst working to the highest standards and continuously developing their personal and professional skills. 
In the UK, Hair & Beauty is a £4 billion industry employing over 200,000 people, and its growing all the time. There are currently over 36,000 salons in the UK, but our students skills take them into all sorts of different career paths including media industry, cruise ships and luxury high-end salons.
Working in the salon you will learn job specific creative skills, earn a wage and attend college once a week to gain your qualification. Working in the service industry, you will meet new people and build up regular clients providing services such as creative colouring, creative cutting, smoothing and strengthening and fashion forward trends.

Entry Requirements

Ideally applicants will hold five GCSEs including English and Maths at grade 3 (D) or higher. If you do not hold the relevant Mathematics and English qualifications, you will be expected to undertake functional skills in both subjects.
Apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16, whether they have just left school or have been working for years. 
In order to enrol onto an Apprenticeship, you need to be employed in a relevant job role and already have a Hair Professional qualification at level 2.

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods


Training and assessments of both Practical and Theory are delivered in the workplace and in college. Apprentices will be required to attend college-based sessions as part of their training, whilst also completing off-the-job training in the workplace. You will also complete assessments and observations in the workplace.
You will need to complete Level 2 functional Skills Maths and English before End Point Assessment.
At the end of the Apprenticeship you will complete an End Point Assessment which will comprise of:

  • Practical Skills Observation
  • Professional discussion

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of any courses within the College are approved to teach and/or assess the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering and/or assessing a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

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