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Level 2 Apprenticeship in Hairdressing

This course is aimed at people employed in a commercial hairdressing salon. The programme of study is modular and concentrates on technical knowledge and practical skills development. The majority of the practical training and assessment is completed in the workplace.

We aim to provide a wide variety of experience including:
• Competition work
• Demonstrations
• Manufacturers’ seminars
• Visits to trade shows

Mandatory units:
• Consultation
• 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

Optional Units (choose one):
• Perming hair
• Hair relaxing treatments and techniques
• Hair extension services

Entry Requirements

The Apprenticeship is open to those aged
16+ in suitable employment who hold
GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade D or above in English and Maths.

For exams taken 2017 onwards you will need GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade 3 or above in English and Maths.

Fees information

Students will need to provide a textbook, tools and equipment for practical work. A list of suggested equipment is available. Students have the opportunity to attend outside activities such as demonstrations, competitions and exhibitions. Trip costs will all need to be met by the student or their employer.

What do I need to bring?

Some courses may require additional course materials for further information please, contact the Apprenticeship Team on 01793 498208 or email Apprenticeships@swindon.ac.ukTeam on 01793 498208 or email Apprenticeships@swindon.ac.uk

Assessment/Exam information

The Hairdressing and Beauty Industry
Authority (HABIA) set the standards of hairdressing NVQ’s.
Assessment is continuous throughout the course and is carried out in the workplace and at college. Evidence for your qualification is gained through observation of work, assignments, and photographic evidence.
There will be a pass/fail End Point Assessment.

Other information

You will be working toward VTCT Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals (Hairdressing)

If required you may also complete:
• Functional Skills in English (Level 2)
• Functional Skills in Maths (Level 2)

This course is based at North Star where you will receive expert tuition from well qualified and experienced staff.
A Training Co-ordinator will support you throughout your training, through regular work based review meetings.

 As a member of Swindon College apprentices will be able to benefit from the range of services and facilities it has to offer, such as:
• Library and Learning Resource Centre
• Student Enrichment Centre
• The Restaurant
• Sports Therapy Clinic
• Osteopathy Clinic
• Little Stars Nursery
• Counselling
• Beauty Therapy Salon
• Hairdressing Salons

What can I do next?

Progression to the Advanced
Apprenticeship is subject to trade test.
This course provides a good basis for careers in:
• Technician work for manufacturing company
• Media Work
• Salon management
• Teaching certificate for a career as a College Lecturer or Trainer.

Qualification description

On the successful completion of course the student will be awarded an
Apprenticeship covering:
• VTCT Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals (Hairdressing)
Also, if required:
• Functional Skills in English
(Level 1)
• Functional Skills in Maths (Level 1)

Course information & how to apply

Length Start Date End Date Course Fees Course Code
34 weeks 01 Aug 2018 31 Jul 2019 Associated fees will be discussed at the time of enquiry APPHAIL2
UCAS/UKPASS Code: Not Applicable
Study type: Part Time
Times: 09:00 - 18:30
Hours per week: 7.00
Study days: WED

Any extra costs

Some courses may require additional course materials for further information please, contact the Apprenticeship Team on 01793 498208 or email Apprenticeships@swindon.ac.uk

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this course, please click on the 'Apply now' button at the bottom of this page. Alternatively, please contact the Apprenticeship Team
Swindon College
North Star Avenue
Swindon
Wiltshire
SN2 1DY

01793 498208
Apprenticeships@swindon.ac.uk
www.swindon.ac.uk