Barbering Professional, Apprenticeship
This hands-on apprenticeship is designed for individuals with a passion for men's grooming and hairstyling and offers a unique opportunity to learn the art of barbering while gaining real-world experience in a professional barbershop setting. As an apprentice, you will work alongside skilled barbers, honing your skills in traditional barbering techniques, such as haircutting, beard grooming, shaving, and styling. Through a combination of practical training and theoretical learning, you will develop a keen eye for detail, master different cutting and blending techniques, and learn how to create personalised looks for clients. This apprenticeship not only provides you with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel as a professional barber but also allows you to earn a recognised qualification while gaining valuable industry experience.
An apprenticeship provides a unique opportunity to acquire industry-specific qualifications and valuable hands-on experience while earning a salary. You’ll have the chance to work closely with experienced professionals, meaning you’ll gain practical skills that make you highly employable and give you a head start in your career.
We pride ourselves on our strong partnerships with local salons and organisations. You'll become part of our Hair & Beauty Career Excellence Hub and enjoy a host of career-boosting benefits and unrivalled access to potential employers. You will benefit from work experience opportunities, salon visits, masterclasses from industry experts and courses designed in collaboration with employers to meet industry demands. You'll gain invaluable industry insight and create numerous networking opportunities. By the time you complete your training, you'll be fully prepared to take the next steps towards your future career, armed with the skills and knowledge that employers value.
WHAT DOES THIS COURSE INVOLVE
This apprenticeship will enable you to learn practical skills on the job as well as developing your theoretical skills in Weston College’s commercial salons. You will earn a wage and gain valuable work experience while also enjoying all the benefits of being a student at the College. You will learn the theory and skills needed to gain employment in the industry, along with the professionalism and behaviour expected within the sector. The topics you will study include cutting men’s hair, cutting facial hair, shaving, and styling men’s hair.
Your personal assessor will visit your salon to review your progress and we’ll assess you in our commercial salon. Once your gradebook is complete, we will agree an end-point assessment with you, which will be an externally graded three–hour trade test.
Most of our apprentices are kept on by their employer after they finish their programme. You could develop your skills with an advanced apprenticeship.
Four GCSEs at grade 9-3, including English and maths, or a Level 1 qualification. You will also need to be in employment in the industry, but we can support you to find this.
To be an apprentice, you will need to find a suitable employer. Click here for advice: How to Apply for an Apprenticeship | Weston College
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Category & Subject AreaApprenticeships Courses for 16 to 18-year-olds Courses for 16 to 18-year-olds Courses for adults Courses for adults Hair and Barbering Hair and Barbering
iAn interview is required for this course.
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