Intermediate Apprenticeship in Hairdressing


Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Hairdressing

Apprenticeships by Armonia Hair and Beauty are working in partnership with HABITS at Garforth Academy.  Armonia Hair and Beauty are an industry leader providing high standard apprenticeships with a 100% success rate.  You will attend HABITS Garforth Academy for your training and work a minimum of 30 hours for an employer.   Apprentices attend HABITS one day per week, and work for their employer the rest of the time. The duration of the course is between 12 – 24 months

Entry requirements

To start the course you must be employed in a relevant environment for a minimum of 30 hours per week, we encourage students to seek their own employment, but support and help can be provided. Kick-start your career in Hairdressing with this Apprenticeship enabling you to combine study at Garforth Academy  with on-the-job work experience.

What you will study

You will study the practical skills required to complete the NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing

Style and finish hair

Set and dress hair

Cut hair using basic techniques

Colour and lighten hair

Advise and consult with clients

Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp

Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work

Plait and twist hair

Cut men's hairstyles

Additional Study

Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Functional Skills in Maths and English Level 2

Maths and English (and sometimes IT) are key elements of apprenticeship programmes and if you do not already have a GCSE at grade A*-C in these subjects you will be required to study Functional Skills at the appropriate levels.

Skills in Maths and English will support your apprenticeship programme, assisting you with assignment writing, research, job applications, presentations, managing your own finances and interpretation of data, to mention just a few. They will also help you in the future. Most employers are looking for ability in these areas and the majority of university courses require you to have Maths and English GCSEs at A*-C.

How you will learn

You will be in HABITS one day/evening per week and undertake modules of study, including both theory and practice. Some training and assessment may take place in the workplace and home study will be required.

There will be opportunities to attend training from companies such as External hair extensions companies and Matrix

How you will be assessed

Assessment will be continuous through oral and written tests, assignments and practical work. Practical assessment will take place on real clients at HABITS, and an assessor will visit you in the salon to carry out practical assessment and monitor your progress. Students will be required to bring in their own models for assessment.

The Functional Skills are assessed through online tests.  Certification will be accredited on completion of your portfolio of evidence and achievement of Functional Skills.

What could it lead to?

After achieving you will find that you have improved your full-time employment prospects and will be in an ideal situation to progress to such positions as a Hairstylist or move onto an Advanced Apprenticeship programme or our Level 3 Pre-employment qualification