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 2 Apprenticeship Framework within the agreed timescale.
This Level 2 vocational qualification is an exciting taster, 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 in a real salon environment 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 undertake work experience.
Learners who have successfully completed this Foundation Apprenticeship can progress onto an Apprenticeship at Level 3.
Learners following this Foundation Apprenticeship will have to achieve a framework of qualifications which will include.
The Level 2 Hairdressing course consists of eight units, which cover units such as:• Cut hair using basic techniques• Colour and lighten hair• Advise and consult with clients
Alongside your Hair qualification, you also take Essential skills in both literacy and numeracy, which will enable you to progress on to Level 3.
Coursework, assignments, work based observations and work based evidence will be used for assessment purposes. Assessments can be undertaken in English or Welsh.
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.