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Apprentice Hairdressing


Level 2 Hair Professional - Hairdressing (Standard)

This intermediate apprenticeship programme will cover the essential skills and knowledge needed to be a junior basic hairstylist. The course will equip you with the ability to offer a wide range of hair services to clients and will consist of two years of study. You will receive training on the job, allowing you to earn, learn and train all within the same time frame. You will be released one day per week to attend College training sessions, where you will cover theoretical, subject-specific knowledge, maths and English studies (dependent of GSCE maths and English results) and additional enhancements to practical training.

Available Courses
Tresham College Corby campus
Starts: 01/08/2021
Day(s): Flex
Length: 2 years

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.


Entry requirements

To begin this study programme you will need…

Duration: 1 year 

  • 3 GCSEs grades 9–3 including English & maths and one other academic subject.

You must be in full-time employment in a hairdressing salon where you can gain the work-based experience to support your training to a Level 2 standard. You will also need to demonstrate a keen interest in hairdressing and be able to address clients and colleagues in a professional manner. Your personal presentation will need to be of a good standard and you should be willing to work flexible hours within the agreed contract hours to suit the work place. You will be asked to undertake an initial assessment and interview prior to being accepted onto the programme.

Course content

During this apprenticeship you will study a range of topics, including:

  • Consultation
  • Shampooing and conditioning hair and scalp
  • Styling and finishing hair
  • Colouring
  • Cutting
  • Perming

You will also have the opportunity of participating in the annual Hair and Beauty show and attending an annual trip to the Salon International event held at Docklands London.


You will gain:

  • Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals 

plus Functional Skills in English and maths, if required by the apprentice.

Further study and career options

You could go on to study the advanced Hairdressing Apprenticeship Level 3. You could also undertake a Level 2 Media Make-up course, an NVQ Level 2 in Beauty Therapy, or continue within salon employment as a salon hairstylist.

Additional information

You will be required to pay for your uniform and equipment, approximate costs are:

  • Hairdressing specialist kit (£260.00)
  • Hairdressing uniform (£30.00)
  • Practice head blocks x2 (£122.00)
  • Salon international trip (approx. £25.00)
  • Stationery kit (£10.00)

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.


Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.



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 to order your copy.