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Hairdressing - Foundation Apprenticeship Level 2

At a glance

  • Part Time

  • 18 Months

  • Graig Campus

This level two vocational qualification is an exciting course, which will give you an insight to the world of the hair industry. This course provides you with the practical opportunities allowing you to complete your assignments and put your skills into practice within the salon working on clients. This will not only develop your professionalism for the industry but provides you with the minimum qualification needed to qualify and register as a hairdresser, so you can become a junior stylist. Throughout this course, you will be assessed through practical skills tests and written assignments which will run alongside the modules you are studying. As part of the course, you are required to be in employment.

A foundation apprenticeship in Hairdressing is a work based learning programme where the learner is earning while learning. The programme is aimed at learners over the age of 16.

The apprentice will be employed and receive at least the national minimum apprenticeship wage (this could be more at the employer's discretion). The apprentice will attend college on a day release basis and should achieve the level two apprenticeship framework within the agreed timescale.

Programme Features

All learners will be supported by a training adviser/assessor who will monitor progress towards achieving targets on a regular basis.

Regular reviews with training advisor.

The training adviser/assessor will liaise closely with the employer to ensure that qualifications are achieved within timescale.

The training adviser/assessor will assess the apprentice in the workplace as and when required.

Programme content

Learners will have to achieve a framework of qualifications which will include.

The level two hairdressing course consists of eight units, which cover units such as:

  • Cutting hair using basic techniques
  • Colour and lighten hair
  • Advise and consult with clients

Alongside your hair qualification, you also take Essential skills in literacy, numeracy and digital literacy, which will enable you to progress on to level three.

Progression and employment

Learners who have successfully completed this foundation apprenticeship can progress onto an apprenticeship at level three.

Method of assessment

Coursework, assignments, work based observations and work based evidence will be used for assessment purposes. Assessments can be undertaken in English or Welsh.

Entry requirements

There is no nationally agreed minimum entry or previous experience requirements for this framework, however, appropriate personal presentation and personal hygiene are essential.

Practical, organisational and social skills with a high degree of dexterity and coordination are also essential.

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Coleg Sir Gar is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales No. 08539630 and is a registered charity No. 1152522. 
The registered office is at The Graig Campus, Sandy Road, Pwll, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA15 4DN