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Hair Professional: Barbering, Apprenticeship
What will I do on this course?
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 getting the benefits of being a student.
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.
How will I be assessed?
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.
What could I do after this course?
The majority of our apprentices are kept on by their employer after they finish their programme. You could develop your skills with an advanced apprenticeship.
Five GCSEs at grade 9-3, including English and maths, or a Level 1 qualification. You will need to be in employment in the industry, but we can support you to find this.
Occupations related to Hair Professional: Barbering, Apprenticeship
Hairdressing or Beauty Salon Manager/Proprietor
Job holders in this unit group plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources of hairdressing salons, beauty treatment and similar establishments.
Employment in region: 232 positions
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What our students say
Wynter-Rose, Hairdressing, VRQ, Level 1
“Being a hairdresser is my overall career goal, therefore having the opportunity to study at Weston College and gain that experience, whilst still in education, is great.
“The tutors have really helped me progress and believe in myself. The support I have received has been fantastic and it has given me the confidence to work with real clients inside the salon.”
What’s next? “I plan to complete the Level 2 Hairdressing VRQ at Weston College next year and continue my journey to becoming a qualified hairdresser.”
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