Hairdressing | Hair Professionals Apprenticeship | Level 2

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Course Code: AP0365 Course Type: Apprenticeships Campus: Broadwater Campus Duration: 24 months learning and up to 3 months for End Point Assessment (EPA) Entry requirements: Please see entry requirements section Assessment: Graded practical assessments and external examinations. Qualification: City & Guilds Diploma in Women's Hairdressing Level 2 Awarding Body: C&G

Why this apprenticeship?

Level 2 will suit you if you're just starting out in hairdressing or have some knowledge and basic skills in the industry - probably from a role where you work under supervision. 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.

The start dates for Hairdressing Level 2 standards are:
14/10/20
06/01/21
24/02/21

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are available for school leavers and adults (19+), beginning at Level 2 through to degree level.


What levels are available?

Wages

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 £3.50 per hour. However, the MET encourages employers to pay at a higher hourly rate.


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Entry requirements

You must have an employer in place and be in a suitable administration role that covers the themes in the course information tab to complete this apprenticeship.

All prospective new apprentices will complete an initial assessment of their current knowledge skills and behaviours through a skill scan. This must indicate that there is substantial new knowledge skills and behaviours to be learnt by completing this apprenticeship.

A prospective apprentice will also need to show that they are currently working at or towards the minimum L1 skills for Maths and English. Where a learner has not already achieved GCSE grade 1 to 3 (G-D) or equivalent and taken  Level 2 English and Maths Functional Skills prior to the completion of the apprenticeship, they must do so before taking the end-point assessment.

Entry requirements

Course content

The objective of the qualification is to support the learner’s role in the workplace, providing the opportunity to learn and evidence knowledge and skills as part of an apprenticeship.

This qualification has been developed to support learners completing the Hair Professional Apprenticeship Standard and covers the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the standard.

The qualification covers a range of topics:

  • Shampoo, conditioning and treating the hair and scalp
  • Cutting hair using a range of techniques to create a variety of looks
  • Style and finish hair using a range of techniques to create a variety of looks
  • Colour and lighten hair using a range of techniques
  • Professionalism and values
  • Behaviours and communication
  • Safe working practices
  • Consultation

For more detailed information please see:

https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/hair-professional/

Further information

What can I expect from being an Apprentice?

  • Excellent vocational training.
  • A salary and on-going support from your employer and GB MET.
  • In depth experience, insight and understanding of the business sector you are working in.
  • A clear career path.
  • The opportunity to achieve industry-standard qualifications and even a degree!

Am I eligible for an Apprenticeship?

Applicants need to be at least 16 years of age, living in England and not taking part in full-time education.

How long does an apprenticeship take?

The duration of an apprenticeship depends on:

  • Your experience
  • Your knowledge
  • Your skill levels
  • The business sector
  • The qualification

How much will I get paid?

The minimum wage for an apprentice is £4.15 per hour. This rate applies to those under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year of their apprenticeship. As an apprentice, you must be paid at least the minimum wage for your age if you’re aged 19 or over and have completed your first year.

Do I need to find an employer?

Yes, you have two options.

Option 1 - The best option is to find an employer yourself who wants to employ you as an apprentice. Once you have done this, simply provide us with the details. We will then contact your employer and handle all the administration so you can begin your apprenticeship at the earliest opportunity.

Option 2 - The GB MET recruitment team will try and find you an employer. The team will firstly invite you for an interview to fully assess your skills and aptitude for your preferred apprenticeship roles and do everything possible to find an employer with a current vacancy or one looking for an apprentice that fits the role you are looking for.

Whichever option applies, our recruitment team is here to guide you through every stage of the process.

Can I undertake an apprenticeship with my current employer?

Yes, discuss it with your employer and, if they agree and subject to conditions, you can become an apprentice where you now work.

What time of year can I start an apprenticeship?

You can apply at any time of the year. The start of your work-based training is dependent on your employer and all new Standard apprenticeships must include 20% off-the-job training.

What is off-the-job training?

Training that is delivered outside of an apprentice’s normal working duties.

Off-the-job refers to an apprentice learning outside a regular day-to-day work environment but within working hours.  This includes:

  • Practical activities such as shadowing a more skilled member of staff or ‘off-site’ visits to meet customers or attend a trade show
  • Theoretical activities such as online courses, attending seminars and role playing
  • Learning by writing reports and work-specific documents

 

Career and progression

These qualifications give you the foundations to begin a career in hairdressing or barbering, or to advance in your career by gaining new skills.

Why choose an apprenticeship?

As apprenticeships are now offering routes to degree-level qualifications they have become an increasingly preferred career option.

It’s an organic/natural career choice as apprentices are often offered a permanent, full-time position by their employer once training is completed.

Certain business sectors offer excellent career potential and the opportunity to earn very competitive salaries.

As an apprentice, you get to work alongside experienced staff who will help you to develop job-specific skills – and earn a wage at the same time. Earn while you learn.

Many employers hold Apprenticeships in high regard because they offer real industry experience.

A successful Apprenticeship provides you with a qualification and the skills you need for your job.

Gateway

End Point Assesment: 

The End Point Assessment (EPA) can only be triggered after a minimum of 12 months after starting the apprenticeship and is dependent on when the employer and training provider decide the apprentice is ready. EPA is typically expected to conclude within 3 to 6 months. The employer has the final decision to progress the apprentice to EPA. The apprentice and training provider should feel confident the learning outcomes have been achieved.

Training provider:

Ahead of EPA, the training provider should support the apprentice in meeting the Standard and then judge whether the apprentice has successfully met those learning outcomes to trigger EPA. Functional skills in English and Math, at the required levels will need to be completed before triggering EPA. In considering these factors, the training provider is able to advise the employer when the apprentice is ready for EPA for the employer to decide.

Further information

 

Employer:

The employer makes the final decision to progress the apprentice to EPA, by reviewing the evidence of learning and performance of the apprentice in meeting the Standard. The employer confirms whether the required knowledge, skills and behaviours have been shown and the apprentice is recognised for on-the-job skills. If the employer feels that the apprentice has met the learning outcomes, and is competent in the apprenticeship role, they should progress the apprentice to EPA.

Apprentice:

The apprentice makes every effort to have gained the knowledge, skills and behaviour across the Standard, as demonstrated in their Learning and 1- to-1s. The apprentice must complete functional skills English and Math before progressing to EPA, if not completed prior to the apprenticeship. The apprentice should be aware of the process for EPA and what should be specifically required of them, agreeing to undertake the EPA.

Course fees

Cost for an employer:

For levy payers the maximum funding available for this course is £7000 which will be taken from your Levy account.

For non-levy payers you will be required to pay a 5% contribution (£350) and the remaining fees will be paid for from the government. If the apprentice is 16 to 18 and they start the course before their 19th birthday they are entitled to 100% of the funding with no contribution from the employer.

Wage for an apprentice:

The minimum wage for an apprentice is £4.15 per hour. This rate applies to those under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year of their apprenticeship. As an apprentice, you must be paid at least the minimum wage for your age if you’re aged 19 or over and have completed your first year.

The length of program based on someone working 30 hours per week, undertaking the programme for 12 months plus 3 months EPA – If working less than 30 hours per week, the length of the programme is adjusted in line with hours worked.

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