As a hairdresser your job is to make people look amazing! From cutting and colouring to styling and consulting with your clients, as an apprentice you will be learning how to do all of these things while at the same time building up a rapport with clients and showing off your lively personality. The great thing about being an apprentice is that you will also be earning money at the same time!
To ensure you gain all the skills needed for a career as a hairdresser, you will need to start your apprenticeship at Level 2. On successful completion you can go into employment or continue on to our Level 3 advanced apprenticeship.
Our courses will put you on the road to a great future; we have developed our qualifications in partnership with industry professionals to ensure the knowledge you gain is not only relevant and current, but will set you apart in the workplace. Throughout your studies you will learn by completing practical activities and assessments based on professional real-life scenarios in our Koko commercial training salons. You’ll get the chance to take part in competitions, fashion shows and get some masterclass insights from visiting professionals.
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You wish to upgrade your current hairdressing skills, increasing your knowledge and experience. This advanced apprenticeship is designed for people who want to train on the job and become a qualified senior stylist.
Hairdressing Certificate Level 2.
Having mastered the basics of hairdressing in your Level 2 apprenticeship, you will now move on to the more advanced skills of fashion-led cutting techniques and alternative colour and correction techniques.
To develop your skills in purpose-built salons which are open to the public. You will attend lectures in college one day per week while the remainder of the week is spent in the workplace. You will put together a portfolio of evidence to show that you are competent in the tasks you do every day, while receiving support from experienced Cornwall College tutors.
Taking part in masterclasses with experts in the industry.
Further study on our Hair & Beauty Management Diploma Level 4 or employment as a self-employed hairdresser or as a senior hairdresser in a salon.
Careers in this industry
- Hairdresser in a salon
- Self-employed hairdresser
- Salon manager
- Hairdresser on a cruise ship
Carla Fairburn Manager & Co-owner Inkfish Falmouth
Carla started her hairdressing apprenticeship 15 years ago at Inkfish Truro and is now the co-owner of Inkfish Falmouth.
"Starting as an apprentice to becoming co-owner has been a great
journey; it’s something I’ve always dreamt of. Being in a good salon
working with a good team, with great training and being passionate
about the job, I’ve grown to love it. We have apprentices in the salon
now and that’s important to us and them because they gain real life
experience with the customers. Watching the stylists do their jobs really
helps them out, it’s faster learning and also they can earn while they
learn, which is great for them being young. Getting a wage and learning
at the same time, what’s not to like?”
*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.