Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Hairdressing

This qualification aims to provide the learner with an understanding of the requirements for working in the hairdressing industry.

Key information

Course type: Apprenticeships Duration: 1 Year Start date: September 2018 Entry requirements: 3 GCSEs grade 3 or above, including English and Maths End qualification: City & Guilds Diploma in Women's Hairdressing Level 2 Awarding body: C&G Assessment: Graded practical assessments and external examinations

Course aims and areas

This qualification aims to provide the learner with an understanding of the requirements for working in the hairdressing industry.
You will learn how to apply skin tests for new customers and learning the effects chemicals have on the hair and skin.
Learners will also explore other areas of hairdressing such as promoting products and reception duties.
The Level 2 is designed to introduce learners to the basic day to day running of a hair salon and to build the skills required for a career in hairdressing.
Learners will gain the necessary knowledge that proves occupational competence as a junior stylist.

Functional Skills may be required dependant on Apprenticeship framework and previous qualifications achieved.

Course Units

This course will support you to achieve:

  • Relationship Building with Clients
  • Shampoo and Treat the Hair and Scalp
  • Style and Finish Hair
  • Performing Reception Duties
  • Conditioning
  • Booking Appointments
  • Treating Different Hair Types

Why the MET?

Our experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Brighton MET is the location of our Central Campus. Right in the heart of Brighton’s world-famous North Laine, the College is within walking distance of all the city’s main amenities – the award-winning city library, the independent shops and eateries and the beach.

Entry Requirements

If there are any applicable entry requirements, these will be listed in the key information section above.

Course Costs

Wages vary depending on the type of apprenticeship but there is a national minimum wage (NMW) in the UK which applies to all 16-18 year olds and to those aged 19 or over in the first year of their studies. From October 2017, this is £3.70 per hour. However, the MET encourages employers to pay at a higher hourly rate.

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