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Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2) inHairdressing Professional

Hairdressers will be able to shampoo and condition hair, cut hair using a range of techniques, style and finish hair to create variety of looks, and colour and lighten hair for ladies and men. Hairdressers must be able to work with all hair types ranging from straight hair to very curly, wiry hair. They also need to be able to carry out consultations with clients, demonstrate the professionalism, values, behaviours, communication skills and safe working practices associated with their role and be able to work without supervision to a high level of precision, with exceptional client care skills.

Key Facts

Mode of Attendance:

The Apprenticeship course is normally full time, which might include attending college on a day release or your tutor visiting you in the workplace.


Intermediate Apprenticeship


You have to be employed to start an Apprenticeship. You can either apply for one of our vacancies, or you can source your own employer.

Course Code:


The Programme

Must complete a range of assessments practical and online exam. Regular formative summative assessment, development of a portfolio demonstrating learning and development activities with their application in the workplace. As part of the qualification, Apprentices must complete all units and be competent in real work environment.

  • Professionalism and Values
  • Behaviours and Communication
  • Consultation
  • Safe Working Practices
  • Hairdressing Skills
  • Hairdressing Skills Cont.

Where you
can work

You can work in a range of hair salons as your training as a stylist, this will develop your skills for the understanding and knowledge to be competent to run a column of clients.


  • Start date is set college Cohort – Late October – Enrolment to take place the month prior to cohort start date
  • The apprenticeship is primarily based in the workplace
  • Within the first months additional training is delivered at Loughborough College – Weekly on Monday’s 9.00-15.00 - If Functional Skills are required these will take place Monday’s 15:00-17:00.


  • End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) of choice is City and Guilds


This Apprenticeship consists of a mixture of blended learning in the work place and taught delivery at Loughborough College. The taught element will be every Monday at Loughborough College for the duration of the practical delivery of the Apprenticeship.

Entry Requirements
& Functional Skills

Typically, 3 GCSE’s at Grade 4/C or above (one must be English or Maths), or Level 2 in Hairdressing required. (VQR)

Apprentices with GCSE grades C/4 or above in English and Maths are exempt from Functional Skills.

If an Apprentice has not already achieved Level 2 (GCSE C/4 or above) English & Maths they must: - Study for and take tests for Level 2 English & Maths and achieve Level 1 English & Maths.

Initial Assessment results on enrolment: Maths Entry 3 and English Level 1 or higher.


  • L2 Apprenticeship Standard in Hair Professional
  • L2 Diploma for Hair Professionals
  • 7002 Hair Professionals Level 2
  • L2 Functional Skills English and Maths (if required)


  • L3 Advanced and Creative Hair Professional


On-programme is the learning phase for Apprentices to apply the academic theory to their own organisations and role, and to capture the skills, knowledge and behaviours developed on the programme and in the workplace. To achieve this, Apprentices need to complete off-the-job training during the on-programme phase of their Apprenticeship, this can be tracked and monitored through our e-portfolio. This might be achieved through shadowing colleagues, E-learning, internal training and research as well as taught sessions by Loughborough College.

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