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Apprenticeship Standard Hair and Beauty - Hair Professional - Level 2


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Course NameStart DateEnd DateSite  
Apprenticeship Standard Hair and Beauty - Hair Professional - Level 2  Stephenson College - Coalvillealternate textAvailable for applications
Apprenticeship Standard Hair and Beauty - Hair Professional - Level 2 (Leics)  Stephenson College - Leicesteralternate textAvailable for applications

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Free Courses

16-18 Students (Age at 31st August)

  • All Full Time Courses

19-23 Students (Age at 31st August)

  • Students studying their first level 2 course
  • Students studying their first level 3 course (Some level 3 courses are not included, so please check with Student Services)
  • Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 1 or 2 course (see list of benefits below)

24+ Students (Age at 31st August)

  • Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 1 course (see list of benefits below)
  • Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 2 course (see list of benefits below)


  • Apprenticeships are free of charge for the learner (you are actually paid a salary!)
  • There is no upper age restriction to enrol onto an Apprenticeship programme, so long as you are 16+ years old.
  • Working hours are usually between 30-40 hours per week which includes your release to College.
  • There may be a fee for the employer willing to support you, but this depends on a few factors.

Please contact 01530 519 001 or if you have any further questions regarding an Apprenticeship programme.

List of benefits

  • Jobseeker's Allowance
  • ESA (WRAG) (Work Related Activity Group)
  • Universal Credit (Must be unemployed and required to undertake skills training)
  • Wider Benefits – see list below

Wider benefits that are acceptable

In all cases the learner must:

  • Be unemployed (i.e. not in any paid employment)
  • Want to enter employment but need skills training to do so
  • Sign the waiver agreement confirming the above
  • Show current proof of the benefit

Attendance Allowance

Bereavement Allowance

Child Benefit

Child Tax Credit

Child's Special Allowance

Council Tax Benefit, administered by local authorities

Disability Living Allowance [Being replaced by Personal Independent Payments] (If paid to learner)

Graduated retirement benefit

Guardian's Allowance

Housing Benefit, administered by local authorities

Income Support

Pensions payable under the Industrial Death Benefit scheme

Reduced Earnings Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above

Retirement Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above

War Widow's pension

Widow’s pension

Widowed Parent's Allowance

Working Tax Credit. (If paid to spouse, not the learner)

Reference: Funding Rules Version 2020-21

Advanced Learning Loan - Information on ways to fund your level 3 or above qualification - Details Here

More information about this Course

Course Overview
The Hair Professional Apprenticeship is for anyone who is serious about a career in this exciting industry. You will gain the skills you need to work in a hairdressing salon - everything from shampooing and cutting to perming and colouring. A Hairdressing apprenticeship gives you the techniques and experience to start or develop your career in the hair industry.

What Qualifications Or Experience Do I Need?
Selection will be made on the basis of an interview and initial assessment results, you will need to be working well at level 1 or GCSE level 3. Personal qualities such as self-motivation, discipline, genuine interest and commitment to study are essential.

How Long Is The Course?
The Hair Professional Apprenticeship programme is run over two years, dependent on previous qualifications. You will attend college one day a week at any of the three venues listed above. Reviews and assessments will take place in your workplace every eight - ten weeks.

What Will I Learn?
The following units will be included in the programme: Advise and Consult with Clients, Shampoo and Condition Hair, Colour Hair, Style and Finish Hair/ Set and Dress Hair, Cutting Hair and Perming Hair. Personal Learning and Thinking Skills and Functional Skills Level 1 in maths and English must be undertaken as part of the apprenticehip, although some candidates may be exempt dependent upon prior attainment.

How Will I Learn?
Access to the latest online learning materials will be available. The course will be taught using a variety of approaches which include: practical work, directed learning on blocks and clients, independent study.

How Will I Be Assessed?
You will be assessed in College and in your workplace by your Assessor. There will also be practical assessments and online tests.

Where Could This Course Lead To?
Following completion of this course, you can progress onto a Level 3 in Hairdressing. This qualification can open doors to a wide variety of roles including Salon Assistant, Stylist or Salon Manager.

Attendance Mode
Work Based

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