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Hair Professional Apprenticeship Standard

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    This apprenticeship standard is aimed at a salon junior, assisting senior staff while training as a junior stylist. The programme will cover a wide range of hairdressing techniques which will be assessed throughout the programme, leading to achieving the Diploma in Hairdressing before going through the end point assessment.

    In addition to completing all the on-programme assessment requirements for the Diploma for Hair Professionals (Hairdressing / Barbering), a range of core behaviours will also be developed. These could include a good awareness of potential health and safety risks; evidence of being able to work without supervision to a high level of precision; effective communication with colleagues and members of the public and an exceptional level of customer care.

    Ideal for:

    • Junior Stylist
    • Junior Colourist

    Benefits for learners

    • Achieving a nationally recognised qualification
    • Ability to train with talented stylists
    • Progression to specialist areas such as colouring
    • Clear career path in the Hairdressing industry

    Delivery model and duration:

    Blended delivery including one day per week in College

    Duration: 24 months plus 2 months End Point Assessment 

    Qualification - Diploma for Hair Professionals

    Components - Functional Skills English and maths Level 1

    The apprenticeship will cover the following core areas:

    • Shampooing
    • Styling and finishing
    • Cutting
    • Colouring
    • Consultation
    • Customer Service

    End Point Assessment

    Over six hours the apprentice will have to showcase their skills on real models to include:

    • Consultation
    • Cutting
    • Styling and Finishing
    • Colouring
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    Benefits to business

    • Qualified and competent staff
    • Improved staff productivity
    • Offering the latest styles and techniques
    • Having a competitive advantage




    An essential part of the hairdressing service you will need to master. You need to be a good communicator and provide clients with advice and recommendations. Be able to analyse and recognise different hair and scalp conditions, characteristics and classification. Follow salon policies and manufactures instructions.

    Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp

    Be able to select the hair and scalp type correctly and practically demonstrate you know the massage techniques to use. As this is usually the first service the client experiences in the salon.


    Show you have an eye for design to create styles of precision, disconnected cuts for fashion and classical techniques. Once you have mastered the basics you need to show and develop your creative skills this will enhance your career as a stylist.

    Colour and lighten hair using a range of techniques

    Understand the science of colouring and lightening the hair. How to use the different tools, equipment, products and techniques used. Show innovative methods of colour placement in order to enhance the client’s style. Resolve basic colour problems.

    Styling and finishing hair Part A and dressing Part B

    These skills are important to create the overall finish the client demands. You need to show your ability to finish the hair in various ways using different techniques and equipment. This includes understanding products to use and been able to style various lengths of hair whether as a blow dry finish or a hair up.

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Please contact Student Services on 0345 155 2020 for pricing information.


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