To achieve a Hair Professional Apprenticeship, learners must successfully complete the following: The Diploma for Hair Professionals (Hairdressing) is a work based qualification that is designed to ensure the Apprentice is job ready Functional Skills qualifications in English and maths Apprentices on the Diploma for Hair Professionals will need to pass maths and English functional skills at level 1 but learners must also take the level 2 functional skills tests (even if they don’t pass them). Apprentices on the Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship will need to pass the level 2 functional skills tests Learners who have achieved maths and English GCSE at grade A*-C (and GCSE Grade 4 and above) are exempted from functional skills.
You will also need to:
Be well presented in all aspects including: clothing, hair and personal hygiene Be practical and well organised Be a good communicator with excellent social skills Have a good sense of humour and amicable nature whether dealing face to face with clients or speaking on the telephone Be willing to work flexible hours/days as agreed in the Apprenticeship employment contract Have a high degree of dexterity and coordination Be committed to the programme as we demand high standards of attendance, time-keeping and dedication
The Diploma for Hair Professionals (Hairdressing) programme is a mandatory part of the Apprenticeship standards for Hair Professionals and requires the following 6 units to be completed plus Apprentices must pass the final end-point assessment: Mandatory Units Consultation Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp Colour and lighten hair using a range of techniques Style and finish hair using a range of techniques to create a variety of looks Cut hair using a range of techniques to create a variety of looks Option Unit Hair Extension Services Apprentices will also learn and develop the following skills, knowledge and behaviours which are embedded within the hairdressing units: Professionalism and Values Behaviours and communication Safe working practices
The End-Point Assessment
The final unit includes a synoptic practical assessment carried out by an independent examiner where the apprentice will demonstrate he/she can complete a range of services on a number of models to industry standards and within commercial timings. The end-point assessment will be graded a Pass or Distinction. For further information about our Academies in Camden, Chiswick, Elstree, Loughton and Croydon please contact us on 020 8953 9344