Hair Professional Level 2
Level 2
Duration 24 months
Entry Requirements Initial assessment and diagnostic testing on English and maths will take place prior to commencement of apprenticeship.
Progression Higher qualification

Overview:

This qualification teaches essential skills required for your staff to provide a continued high level hairdressing to suit all salons including basic cutting, styling and colouring techniques. Ensuring your staff remain up to date with the latest trends can help you improve customer satisfaction and increase profitability and competitiveness.

There are two different pathways within this apprenticeship; Hairdresser or Barber. Depending on your business needs and the requirements of the individual will depend on which route the apprenticeship will follow.

 

The Hair Professional Apprenticeship covers the following mandatory criteria:

  • Professionalism and Values – Demonstrate professionalism and a passion for the industry; have a commitment to quality, a positive attitude.
  • Behaviours and communication – Development of interpersonal skills, communication, organisational skills and understanding/ applying legislation requirements.
  • Safe working practices – Legal and organisational requirements. Understanding how to use the various pieces of equipment. Maintaining safe and hygienic working practices.
  • Consultation - Creatively assess the client’s requirements.

 

There are two pathways after covering the mandatory criteria:

 

Pathway 1 – Hair, which consists of the following:

  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Cut hair using a range of techniques to create a variety of looks
  • Style and finish hair using a range of techniques to create a variety of looks
  • Colour and lighten hair using a range of techniques
  • Plus one optional technique from the following:
    • Perming hair
    • Hair relaxing treatments and techniques
    • Hair extension servicesPathway 2 – Barbering, which consists of the following:
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  • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
  • Cutting hair using barbering techniques to create a variety of looks
  • Style and finish men’s hair
  • Cut facial hair into shape
  • Shaving services

 

Employer Benefits:

  • Increase profitability and productivity. Skilled and motivated apprentices can improve your company’s efficiency and profitability as they increase their expertise in their role. Your employee will need a broad range of skills to work efficiently and to help increase business productivity and profitability.
  • Gain competitive advantage. You gain advantage over your competitors through planned development of your workforce.
  • Generate new ideas. Apprentices can bring new ideas and innovation to your business as well as an energy and enthusiasm to the workplace.
  • Offer flexibility. Apprentice training is flexible, primarily delivered in the workplace, and offers minimal disruption to your business. The course has a degree of flexibility to enable the apprentice and business to choose the options to meet the demands of the organisation in technical and practical skills.
  • Motivate your workforce. Offering training to employees can ensure staff feel valued and motivated as the organisation has invested in their careers and supported their progression. This can help to improve your workforce retention and staff loyalty.
  • Skilled staff. This apprenticeship will enable your employees to learn, develop and practise the skills and systems within your organisation required for career progression whilst gaining a nationally recognised qualification.
  • Corporate social responsibility. Businesses have a social, environmental and ethical responsibility to the communities they serve. Hiring an apprentice is a cost effective and socially responsible business move which provides you with the opportunity to discover and nurture new talent.

 

Attendance:

Bury College apprenticeships are work based training programmes which are carried out in the workplace. 20% of your apprentice’s time will be dedicated to off the job training which equates to one and a half hours a day or one full day a week. Off the job activities can include:

  • Apprenticeship training
  • Coursework
  • Observing colleagues
  • Receiving mentoring
  • Teaching or learning the theory related to their roles

 

Functional Skills:

Functional Skills are a vital part of an apprenticeship. Functional Skills provides the essential knowledge, skills and understanding needed to operate confidently, effectively and independently. These are available at Level 1 and Level 2 and the level your employee will work towards will depend on the previous qualifications they have achieved, the results of an assessment prior to their apprenticeship and the requirements of the apprenticeship they are completing.

If your employee has not already achieved Level 2 English and maths they must study for and take the tests for Level 2 English and maths and achieve Level 1 English and maths for the Level 2 Apprenticeship.

 

Assessment:

As well as college attendance, a Bury College assessor will visit your employee on a regular basis and support them with developing their electronic portfolio which is used as evidence for their end point assessment. During these meetings observations, question and answer sessions and reviews will take place.

 

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