What's covered?

The Competency qualification in this Apprenticeship is Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing

NVQ competence units The qualification has a flexible structure which enables employers and apprentices to select a spiky skills profile to reflect the job role most accurately. To achieve a Level 2 candidates need a minimum of nine units:

  • Health and Safety
  • Customer Service
  • Customer Consultation
  • Shampoo and Condition
  • Style and dress
  • Set and dress
  • Cutting
  • Colouring

Optional units

  • Promoting products and services
  • Reception duties
  • Perming
  • Plaiting and twisting

What do you need?

Employer: An employer would be expected to train and support the learner and give them as much experience as necessary in the organisation to be competent in all of the mandatory and chosen optional units.

Learner: Different Apprenticeships have different entry requirements. However the most important requirements are:

  • In contracted employment with a salon and have been for at least three months
  • Hold GCSE's or equivalent qualifications in English and Maths
  • Display a positive attitude and passion for the industry

How you are assessed

You will be assessed within the college as well in the workplace to ensure all the competencies are met. Regular review meetings will take place with your assessor and employer to support the achievement of the qualification.

How Long?

24 Months

What course next?

Following the Foundation Modern Apprenticeship, learners can progress on to the Advanced Apprenticeship covering Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing.

What could this lead to?

Following the completion of both FMA and AMA learners can expect to progress in the industry looking at competition work, Cruise ship employment, salon management roles, assessing roles, technician work.

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