The Level 2 Hair Professional Apprenticeship – Barbering is an occupational qualification that provides you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work as an employed and/or self-employed barber able to work on hair combining a variety of different technical skills.
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. Barbers must be able to work with all hair types ranging from straight hair to very curly, wiry hair.
They also need to be able to carry out consultations with clients, demonstrate the professionalism, values, behaviours, communication skills and safe working practices associated with their role and be able to work without supervision to a high level of precision, with exceptional client care skills.
The Level 2 Hair Professional Apprenticeship – Barbering is most suitable for learners seeking to work in, and develop their skills in a commercial setting. Its has been specifically designed to prepare learners for employment as a barber.
This apprenticeship requires learners to work in a commercial hairdressing salon, assessments must be carried out on real paying clients in line with commercial service times.
This qualification requires you to work in a real commercial salon, whereby assessments must be carried out on real paying clients in line with commercial service times. Learners will have weekly contact teaching and learning sessions with their dedicated tutor.
All apprentices will complete mandatory core skills and knowledge for barbering, including;
- Professionalism and values
- Behaviours and communication
- Safe working practices
Mandatory occupational routes for barbering include;
- Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
- Cutting hair using barbering techniques to create a variety of looks
- Style and finish men’s hair
- Cut facial hair into shape
- Shaving services
Learners must be aged 16+ and have lived in the EU for 3 years.
English and Maths Requirement
Apprentices without level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level and apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to take the tests for this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.
For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL.
What could this qualification lead to?
Learners who complete this qualification are eligible to become a State Registered Graduate Hairdresser (SRH) with The Hairdressing Council.
Career opportunities as an advanced hairdresser/senior stylist exist in a variety of contexts, including:
- Commercial salons
- Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
- Product manufacturing and training
- Television, film, theatre and media
- Hospitals/care homes
Course duration: 24 months
Eligibility criteria: Learners must be aged 16+ and have lived in the EU for 3 years.
You will have a dedicated tutor to support you throughout your qualification
Learners must be able to work in a commercial salon
You will gain a nationally recognised qualification
Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification
Evidence your competency to employers
Further your personal and professional development
Earn whilst you learn