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Hair Professional Level 2 Apprenticeship

Apprentice Hairdressing


Hair Professional Level 2 Apprenticeship

There are two distinctly different job roles within this occupational profile: Hairdresser and Barber. Hairdressers will be able to shampoo and condition hair, cut hair using a range of techniques, style and finish hair to create variety of looks, and colour and lighten hair for ladies and men. Barbers will be able to shampoo and condition hair, cut hair using barbering techniques, style and finish hair, cut facial hair into shape and provide shaving services for men.

Course information

College attendance

Bedford College (Brooks) – Monday or Wednesday.

Central Bedfordshire College – Monday.

College Day Release intakes

Day release begins in September.

When can the apprenticeship training start?

Bedford College (Brooks) – As soon as employment starts.

Central Bedfordshire College – September.

Course Content

The apprenticeship covers a range of Skills Knowledge and Behaviours.

Whilst studying you will be supported throughout the programme to develop:

  • Health and Safety
  • Consultation services
  • Shampoo and condition hair & scalp
  • Cut hair using a range of techniques
  • Perform a range of chemical services
  • Style, set, dress and finish hair
  • Provide a positive impression of yourself

Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals.

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Entry requirements


  • Maths Grade 9-4 and English Grade 9-4

Other requirements…

  • A passion for the Hairdressing industry.
  • Able to travel to Brooks Bedford or Central Bedfordshire College Dunstable campus
  • Able to provide models for in salon assessments and EPA
What training is required in the workplace? 
  • 20% off the job
  • In salon trainer / Mentor
  • Consultation
  • Shampoo and condition
  • Cutting services on both short and styles
  • Style dress and finishing on both short and long hair
  • Hair up
  • Colouring services
  • Perming services
Further study and career options

Course progression:

  • Progression to Level 3 Advanced Hairdressing Apprenticeship
  • Barbering

Career progression:

  • Potential Full-time employment options on completion, 2 years in industry experience as well as transferrable skills.
  • Career role progression  – Stylist.
Additional information 

The following PPE/Equipment is required:

  • Hairdressing Kit
  • Block Heads 2 for the first year
  • College tunic / uniform

£350 (tbc) –  in addition, 2 further blocks for 2nd year.

Apprentice usually pays for this.


Study is available at:

Brooks Hair & Beauty Bedford.

Central Bedfordshire College Dunstable campus.

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Next Steps

How to apply

To start this Apprenticeship you will need to be employed in a relevant job role – visit the Apprenticeships section of our website, where you can view our Apprenticeship vacancies. For further information or queries you can email us or call 01234 291747.

Apprentices do not have to pay a fee to study, however the employer may be required to pay depending on their Levy entitlement/age of the candidate. For further information call 01234 291747.

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Available Courses
Cbc Dunstable Main Campus
Starts: Various
Type: Apprenticeships
Length: 2 years
Day(s): Flex
Brooks Hair & Beauty Bedford
Starts: Various
Type: Apprenticeships
Length: 2 years
Day(s): Flex

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.