Barbering Apprenticeship Level 2
If you are interested in cutting and styling men's and boys hair then an apprenticeship in barbering will equip you with the skills need to cut and style. You will learn about other important aspects relating to barbering such as hygiene, disposing of chemicals and working as a team.
Apprenticeships combine real work and learning. Apprentices earn a wage and gain experience whilst working towards a qualification. You will be employed by a local salon, working a minimum of 30 hours a week.
The Level 2 Apprenticeship in Barbering consists of:
- Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering
- Functional Skills in maths and English
- Employment Rights & Responsibilities – this module will teach you about contracts of employment and other work related issues
- Personal, learning and thinking skills
In addition to individual certificates, on successful completion of all elements you will be awarded an Apprenticeship Framework Certificate.
- learn new skills and use them at work
- benefit from working with qualified /experienced colleagues and have the support of your assessor throughout your training
- gain a nationally recognised qualification
- have access to all college facilities, in the same way as full time students
- develop the functional skills that employers require.
Apprentices will be required to:
- wear a College uniform (provided by Runshaw College). They should have pride in their appearance, present themselves to the best of their ability and be aware that hairdressing is a fashion and service industry. Hair should be clean, presentable and well styled.
- purchase a basic kit and black ring binder/dividers to set up their portfolio. Appropriate text books are available for loan from the College library or for purchase.
- be employed in a salon that offers opportunities for the candidate to complete all NVQ Level 2 units.
- have excellent communication skills; some artistic skill and flair; a basic understanding of the sciences; be physically fit; have a vibrant, strong, sparkling and interesting personality; be a good listener, diplomatic and understanding person.
- show a keen interest and be committed to progressing within their chosen area.
Apprentices will build a portfolio of evidence containing examples of work-based evidence and observations. This will confirm competence and knowledge. Each Apprentice will be elected a qualified work-based assessor from Runshaw College who will assess their practical skills and competence in the workplace. Following theory input in College, Apprentices will be required to complete assignments and tests.
There will be assignments and exams related to the Key Skills tests if required.
Employers must be prepared to work with their Apprentice to develop their knowledge and skills by providing a wide range of learning and training opportunities. They must also be prepared to allow them to attend College sessions at the agreed times. Employers are also expected to encourage Apprentices to research their chosen vocation and to support any work experience that will benefit the Apprentice.
Dependent on job role and experience, progression could be to:
- Advanced Apprenticeship in Barbering at Level 3.
- Team Leading or Customer Service Apprenticeship at Level 2.
Runshaw College believes that attendance and punctuality are key factors in the timely success of an Apprenticeship. Apprentices are accepted on the basis that they will have a high level of attendance at College and in the workplace. Persistent or regular absenteeism is a disciplinary offence and may lead to dismissal from the programme.
Runshaw Apprentices will be offered support and be encouraged to develop the ability to work on their own and as team players. We expect our Apprentices to show enthusiasm and the motivation to reach and exceed their goals.
It is important to maintain time keeping and attendance for both college and work place sessions to ensure learners remain on target.