Hairdressing & Barbering Apprenticeship: Employer Guide

As a salon owner, you need to make sure your clients are happy when they leave your salon so that they come back time and time again. You need talented staff; trained and qualified in Hairdressing, with the right skills to suit your particular business requirements and the inspiration to provide a real and relevant contribution.

The Apprenticeship Programme Framework

As part of the frameworks, the Apprentice will study Employer Right and Responsibilities, Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number at the appropriate level, and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.

Hairdressing Apprenticeship Level 2

Module of study include: health and safety; give clients a positive impression of yourself and your organisation; advise and consult with clients; shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp, hair colour; style and finish hair; set and dress hair; cut hair using basic techniques.

Optional units include: salon reception duties; promote additional services or products to clients; develop and maintain your effectiveness at work; plait and twist hair; perm and neutralise hair; attach hair to enhance style.

Hairdressing Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3

Module of study include: Monitor procedures to safely control work operations; Promote additional services or products to clients; hairdressing consultation services; Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques.

Optional units include: colouring hair; colour correction; creatively style and dress hair; permed effects; creative hair extension; financial effectiveness of business; support client service improvements; promotional activities.

Barbering Apprenticeship Level 2

Modules of study include: health and safety; advise and consult with client; shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp; cut hair using basic barbering techniques; cut facial hair to shape using basic techniques; dry and finish men’s hair.

Optional units are also available: create basic patterns in hair; perm and neutralise hair; change men’s hair colour; salon reception duties; effectiveness at work; give clients a positive impression of yourself and your organisation; promote additional services or products to clients.

Barbering Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3

Module of study include: safely control work operations; promote additional services or products to clients; provide hairdressing consultation services; design and create a range of facial hair shapes; creatively cut hair using a combination of barbering techniques.

Optional units are also available: shaving services; face massage; design and create patterns in hair; colour hair; colour correction; creative hairdressing skills, permed effects; financial effectiveness of business; client service improvements; planning and implementation of promotional activities.

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