Hairdressing Professional Standard Level 2
This course enables the Apprentice to become a fully qualified hair stylist, working in a fast moving, ever changing industry. On completion of the course Apprentices have much more confidence gained from the skills and experience they have acquired through training both in college and at work. Apprentices are also better equipped to meet the expectations and needs of employers.
This Apprenticeship combines real work and learning. Apprentices earn a wage and get experience whilst working towards a qualification. You will be employed by a local salon, working a minimum of 30 hours a week.
You will work towards the Hairdressing Professional Standard at Level 2 consisting of:
- Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing – assessed both at College and in the work place including knowledge, skills and behaviours
- The standard includes the option of doing a Barbering route
- Functional Skills in maths and English
- End point assessment including a portfolio showcase, observation and subject specific tests
Apprentices will be expected to purchase their own uniform, equipment, files and dividers. Runshaw College will issue candidates with a course log book.
The grade entry requirements for this course are 4 GCSE grades at A*-D including English and maths, or the successful completing of Level 1.
To undertake this apprenticeship, you must also:
- 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 from Level 2 could be to:
- a career in hairdressing
- Hairdressing Advanced Apprenticeship at Level 3
- progressing on to related Level 3 course.
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.