Hairdressing & Barbering Apprenticeships

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Earn While You Learn

We are a City & Guilds accredited centre and deliver The Hair Professional Hairdressing and Barbering Apprenticeships working alongside local salons to train future stylists and barbers. The learning for this standard is mainly through on-the-job experience in a salon environment.

Apprenticeships are a frame work which includes Functional skills, Maths & English with in the course delivery. The Level 2 Diploma in Professional Hairdressing and Level 2 Diploma in Professional Barbering have been designed by employers for learners wishing to work either as a hairdresser or barber. Both Diplomas will lead to the achievement of the Hairdressing Professional Standard, alongside the relevant functional skills and the end-point assessment (EPA) module. Learners will complete these qualifications as an employed apprentice in a real work environment.

Typical duration of the apprenticeships is 24 months, with a minimum of 30 hours a week employment at £4.15 the apprenticeship wage for 16 – 19 years olds.  

At HairStation we know that to become an excellent stylist you need to have the ability to present yourself, communicate with people and become proficient in a wide range of techniques in styling, cutting and colouring to make sure you are salon floor ready once qualified. The core behaviours apprentices develop include: awareness of health and safety, working without supervision to a high level of precision, effective communication with colleagues and customers and an exceptional level of customer care.

With the established model base that we have the practical hands on training we offer provides the widest range of techniques to practice,  making our training the greatest that can practical can be.

Apprentices need to complete 20% off-the-job training during the on-programme phase of their apprenticeship.

The Level 3 Diploma for Advanced and Creative Hair Professionals is a newly created qualification based on employer needs and has been designed by employers. The Diploma can be used to support the on-programme journey in preparation for completing the end-point assessment for the Advanced and Creative Hair Professional Apprenticeship Standard.

The Level 3 Diploma for Advanced and Creative Hair Professionals covers all of the core knowledge and skills needed to become an advanced and creative Hairdresser, covering areas such as:

Creative restyles
Creative styling and dressing of the hair
Colour correction services
Smoothing and strengthening systems

Please get in touch for more information about apprenticeships and applying

A Note To The Employer

At HairStation Academy we offer trainees the opportunity to gain hands on practical experience in a working realistic salon environment. Trainees will work on live models and learn about promoting customer care.  

We communicate regularly with salons and trainees to review learning in order to plan, motivate and maximise the apprentices progression and ensure they develop the level of skills that meets salon requirements.

Without a steady flow of new talent coming through apprenticeships there would quickly be a shortage of skilled professionals within the Hairdressing industry.

Trainees can add value to your salon business, during the time they are not practicing and perfecting skills, they also act as assistants in the salon to ensure clients receive high quality service in your salon along with keeping it a clean and tidy work place.

As an incentive to salon employers who take on an apprentice under the age of 18 the government will pay a bonus of £1,000 for each apprentice. This is paid in two halves at 6 months and 12 months, the incentive payments are made by our funding provider Cheynes Training not HairStation Academy.

As an employer the same responsibilities of employing people come with employing a young apprentice but with the obligation of ensuring each apprentice completes their training programme. There will be a contract supplied to emphasise this. Employers and academy must work together to ensure completion of the programme and undertake everything possible to ensure completion of the programme and in becoming a successful stylists.

The apprentice must be given the correct breaks and lunches, work the correct number of hours and receive the correct pay with a pay slip and holiday entitlement.

Apprentices are Transferable, from one training organisation to another.

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