Hair Professional: Hairdressing, Apprenticeship
This is a dynamic and hands-on programme designed for individuals who are eager to pursue a career in the hairdressing industry. This apprenticeship offers a unique opportunity to learn and earn simultaneously, combining on-the-job training with classroom instruction. As an apprentice, you will work closely with experienced professionals in a salon environment, gaining practical skills in cutting, colouring, styling, and customer service. Under the guidance of mentors, you will develop a strong foundation in hairdressing techniques and build a diverse portfolio of work. This apprenticeship not only provides you with valuable industry experience but also allows you to earn a recognised qualification while being paid. Whether you aspire to become a sought-after hairdresser, open your own salon, or work backstage in the fashion and entertainment industry, the Hair Professional Hairdressing Apprenticeship sets the stage for a successful and rewarding career in the world of hairdressing.
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 basic techniques in cutting hair, changing hair colour, styling, dressing, and finishing hair. We’ll also develop your English and maths skills as part of this programme.
Your personal assessor will visit your salon to review your progress and we’ll also 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 six-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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