Apprenticeship in Hair Professional L2 (Standards)

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Bishop Auckland Campus

Course overview

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. Hairdressers and 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.

Course requirements

Apprentices will be required to have or to achieve Level 1 English and Maths and to have taken Level 2 English and Maths tests prior to the End-point Assessment.

What will I do?

On-programme Training The period of learning, development and continuous assessment is covered by the apprentice completing the VTCT L2 Diploma for the Hair Professional. Assessment Gateway The End-point Assessment takes place at the end of the apprenticeship. The apprentice must have successfully completed the on-programme assessment requirements, completing all units of the qualification, before taking the End-point Assessment. The employer and on-programme assessor will decide the timing of the End-point Assessment. End-point Assessment The End-point Assessment consists of two assessment methods, all pass criteria must be achieved to progress and complete the apprenticeship programme. The two assessment methods are: Practical Assessment – the apprentice will be assessed carrying out consultation for all services completed, the apprentice must shampoo and condition hair as part of at least one service of the End-point Assessment. The apprentice will need to cut hair using a range of techniques, style and finish hair using a range of techniques and colour and lighten hair using a range of techniques. The assessment will require the apprentice to work on a minimum of two models. The apprentice is responsible for providing suitable models and GHQ will support where necessary. The End-point Assessment will take a maximum of six hours. Oral Questioning – The independent end-point assessor will use oral questioning to determine the knowledge and behaviours learnt by the apprentice to ensure they cover the Standard in full.

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What can I do when I finish?

On completion of the Hair Professional Apprenticeship the apprentice is eligible for state registration with the Hair Council.

What next?

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