Hairdressing Apprenticeships

Hairdressing is not a vocation for the faint of heart. This tough yet rewarding job is ideal for people with boundless energy and a desire to make others look and feel their best. It frequently requires long hours on your feet and dealing with high client expectations.

Nationally recognised Hairdressing qualifications

Qualification: Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing Hair Professional (Level 2 Standard)
Duration: 18-24 months
Start Dates: Flexible. Students can start at any time of the year.
Course Content: This qualification will cover a range of skills and knowledge such as cutting, drying, styling, colouring and lightening, relaxing and perming as well as shampooing and consulting with clients.

Progression Opportunities

Students could progress to the Hair Professionals- Hairdressing and Barbering (Level 2 Standard) or they could undertake specialised courses in specific aspects of hairdressing or broader skills such as team leading.

What to Expect as a Hairdressing Apprentice

Hairdressing is a profession that will last a lifetime, and you will need to keep up with industry trends. Beginners might profit from apprenticeships as they develop their abilities and portfolio. Apprenticeships are extremely beneficial to new hairdressers because they provide a very engaged and thorough learning environment.

To succeed in the industry you’ll need to have some of the following skills, or be willing to put in work to develop them:

  • Passion
  • Dedication
  • Patience
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Great timekeeping
  • The ability to listen
  • Creativity
  • Communication

Career opportunities

After finishing your Apprenticeship, you have a number of options. You can go from junior to senior stylist in your present salon, or you can build your own salon and establish yourself, which our Business Start-up team will assist you with. You might also work as a freelancer and earn your own commission, or you could combine your hairdressing abilities with other beauty methods such as gel nails, etc. 

Apply for Hairdressing Apprenticeships

If you’d like to know more about starting your Hair and Beauty career get in touch with our Training team on 01744 742045 or at
Check out the link to see our live Hairdressing Apprenticeship Vacancies.

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