Where will this course lead?

Hairdressing Professionals work in a range of job roles within the Hairdressing & Barbering industry including stylists, colour technician etc

A Hairdressing Professional will be able to shampoo and condition hair, cut hair using a range of techniques, style and finish hair to creative a variety of looks and colour / lighten hair competently in the industry. They will also be able to carry out consultations with clients, demonstrating the professionalism, values, behaviours, communication skills and safe working practices associated with the role.

What will I study?

This apprenticeship is formed of two main assessments methods and a final end assessment point.

The vocational qualification studied as part of this apprenticeship is Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals. Whilst studying for this qualification, the units you may study include:

- Consultation
- Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
- Cut 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
- Style and finish men's hair
- Cut facial hair into shape
- Shaving service

You will also need to complete a vocational competence evaluation log.
This log book will be evaluated throughout your programme (behaviours evaluation log) and supports your completion of the end point assessment.

When your employer and the college confirm that you have completed the required studies, you will be entered for an end - point assessment which includes:

- Vocational Competence Discussion
- Practical assessment

How will this course be delivered?

The apprenticeship programme consists of on-the-job and off-the-job training delivered through one day per week day-release at our Blossomfield campus, on-the-job training from your employer, independent study and work-based visits from your assessor.

What qualifications will I get?

Hairdressing Professional Apprenticeship
Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals
English and Maths at Level 1 or above

How will I be assessed?

The subject units are assessed in a variety of ways including observations, professional discussions, verbal or written questions, assignments, presentations, work products, reflective accounts and witness testimonies.

End point assessment is assessed through a practical observations and professional discussions.

How do I get a place on the course?

In order to get a place on the course you need to have secured an apprenticeship position with an employer. Apprenticeship vacancies are advertised on our website and you can follow the instructions to apply online. The vacancies provide detailed information about the employer, the job role, location, hours of work and salary/benefits.

What are the entry requirements?

- Entry 3 in English and Maths.
- Working a minimum of 30 hours/37hours maximum a week

What else do I need to know?

In addition, you will develop valuable skills in English and Maths. The minimum required level to complete your Level 2 apprenticeship is Level 1 functional skills in English and Maths. If you have already achieved this level you will continue to work towards the next level.

If you need support in gaining an apprenticeship placement, our Apprenticeship Coordinator can help you with finding a suitable salon to work in.

How much will this course cost?
Please contact the college Employer Service Business advisors for more information about funding and costs.

Is there anything else I will have to pay for in order to do this course?

Have you got a question about this course?
Please contact the college Employer Service Business advisors for more information

What can I do after this course?

On completion of the course, learners will be qualified to work within the Hairdressing industry and will progress to a senior barber.



Start Date






Course Fee


Course Code


Study Mode

Part Time

Enquire Now

Hairdressing Professional (Barbering) Apprenticeship

What’s Involved?

Predicted Employment

How much can I earn?


Employment by Region

The career paths provided are to give you an idea of the careers that you could progress onto in the future. However, for some, you may need to complete higher level qualifications and gain experience before your dream job becomes a reality. The information provided is to support further research and to generate some initial career ideas when choosing a course. Please check entry requirements to degree courses, apprenticeships, and jobs as this may vary from year to year and across providers. For further advice and guidance, please contact: careers@solihull.ac.uk.