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Hairdressing Apprenticeship

Level 2

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Key Info

Learning Area   Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy
Delivery Mode   Work-based
Duration   2 Years


Dates & Locations

Course Type   Apprenticeship
Location   Cornwall College Camborne
Start Date   As required


Course Type   Apprenticeship
Location   Cornwall College St Austell
Start Date   As required

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. Not ready for Level 2 study? To keep ahead of the changing trends and fashions in hairdressing, you will need the drive and motivation to keep improving and updating your personal and technical skills.

This is a fast-paced and creative environment to work in, which requires excellent customer service, communication, organisation and timekeeping skills. Our courses have been developed with industry professionals to ensure the knowledge you gain is not only relevant and current, but will set you apart in the workplace.

  What You Will Learn

During the course you will shampoo, condition and treat hair, change hair colour, style and finish hair, set and dress hair, cut hair using basic techniques, advise and consult with clients. You will also learn excellent industry level skills such as how to consult with a client, promote products and retail sales.

You will study one day a week in our industry-standard commercial salon which is open to the public, where you will learn techniques you can take back to your workplace and try out. You will spend the rest of the week in the workplace. You will also put together a portfolio of evidence to show that you are competent at the tasks you do every day, while receiving support from experienced Cornwall College tutors.

  Entry Requirements

You will need to have a minimum GCSEs at grades 4 – 9 in English and mathematics and have an employer willing to take you on as an apprentice.

  Assessment

You will be assessed through either written assignments or online multiple choice questions, as well as practical assessment on customers in our commercial salons that are open to the public.

  Progression

On successful completion you can go into employment or continue on to our Level 3 advanced apprenticeship.

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Alisha Dobson

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I was very nervous and excited to start college. I was living in Looe and nobody that I knew from my school was going to do the course that I was going to do, so yeah, I had first day feels, but it was great. I made friends really quickly and like everyone says it goes really fast, so enjoy it. I loved my hairdressing course and getting really hands on. Before I started college I spent the summer in a salon, just as an assistant, soaking everything up and watching lots. I also practiced things on my friends and family, even if it was just blow drying. I have very curly hair so I really enjoyed trying new things out on my own hair too. There are so many options with hairdressing, it’s really limitless.

I now have my own salon in South London called Bleach. I also do a lot of freelance work, which I have been doing for about 10 years now working in TV, music videos, touring with musicians and artists on their tours, lots of live TV and photo shoots and things like that. I have also been able to travel, all things I never even imagined I would be able to do, so your possibilities are endless.

If the freelance side of things is what you would like to get into be very well rounded. I think it’s played well for me that I can do everything from cutting, colouring and extensions down to perming and shampoo and sets. When I was at college I was like; “oh another perm!”, but all of those things really shape everything that you end up being able to do. They give you so many skills that you might think at the time you’re not going to need but you really will want them! Practice as much as possible and play around, your friends will get tired of having their hair done.

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