We work with employers to help young people gain the right skills through qualifications, apprenticeships and training programs. These hairdressing apprenticeship courses are for you if you want to progress into a job in the hair industry. You'll be working in our state-of-the-art salon that feels like the real thing - Opus Salon, which is located on-site at the college with the latest equipment and a professional atmosphere.
~ Includes work experience ~

Age groups

16-18, 19+


What options can I choose?

CourseLevelQualificationAwarding body
CourseLevelQualificationAwarding body
Hair and Beauty

Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy Diploma Level 1

Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy Diploma Level 2
Entry, 1, 2, 3Award, certificate or diplomaCity and Guilds
Women's and Men's Hairdressing

Hairdressing Level 2 Diploma

Hairdressing Level 3 Diploma
2, 3Certificate, diploma or NVQ diplomaCity and Guilds
HairdressingIntermediate, AdvancedApprenticeship
Plaiting & Hair Up for ParentsCollege Certificate
Family Hair CuttingCollege Certificate
Classic Bridal & Prom HairCollege Certificate
Hair Colouring RefresherCollege Certificate
Vintage StylingCollege Certificate
Family Hairdressing

Part 1

Part 2
College Certificate

What job will I be trained to do?

  • hairdressing assistant
  • hair stylist
  • colour technician
  • cutting technician

What will I learn?

You’ll learn a combination of theory and practical skills to demonstrate your understanding and competence in the workplace. Day-to-day activities could be:

  • hand care, skin care, nail art and shampooing
  • make up and face painting
  • hair styling
  • using colour to create an image
  • cutting, colouring and perming

What qualification will I have?

Depending on which course you do, you’ll have an award, certificate or diploma.

How do I complete the course?

You’ll be assessed through practical skills, assignments or online exams.

What can I do next?

On successful completion, you will be equipped to progress to a higher level qualification or, depending on the level, into the workplace. If you do an apprenticeship, the apprenticeship employer will give you a reference that shows your next employer that you’ve got the required skills.

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