18 to 24 months depending on previous experience and apprentice progress
Skills are developed by:
- Working in a commercial hair salon
- Attending college 1 day per week for off the job training
- Greeting clients
- Shampoo and condition,
- Cut hair using a variety of techniques
- Style and finish
- Colour hair
- Safe working practices
- Hair relaxation techniques
- Hair extensions
End Point Assessment – EPA
This is the final stage of the apprenticeship.
Assessment events for this standard are:
- Practical observation where the learner will demonstrate that they can complete a range of services on at least two models to industry standards and within commercial timings.
- Oral questioning where the learner’s consultation skills, communication skills, safe working practices, professionalism, values and behaviours will also be assessed.
- Apprentices are employed by a local salon and receive a wage
- Training is a mix of practice on-the-job, and off-the-job training
- After completion, students can progress onto an advanced apprenticeship in hairdressing
- Tutors from Mode provide ongoing support and assessment to students throughout their course, and this includes additional training in English Maths and ICT if required
Costs and funding
This apprenticeship costs £7,000. The costs of training and assessment are usually paid for by government funding, with contributions from the hair salon. The course can also be paid for privately.