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Apprenticeship in Hairdressing Level 2

An Apprenticeship is the very best way to enter the hairdressing industry, and you earn whilst you learn! During your Apprenticeship you will be paid the National Minimum apprenticeship wage, or more if you are hardworking and passionate about your hairdressing career.

Course Overview:

Practical training at the salon for a minimum of 30 hours per week, and at the Academy 1 day per week 9.30am - 3.30pm. Your course will ensure that you learn about and understand your employment rights and responsibilities as well as your personal development, behaviour & welfare to enable you to work professionally within the salon environment on completion of this nationally recognised qualification. Achievement of Functional Skills English & Maths at Level 1 will be required unless you hold GCSEs at 3 - 9 in these subjects.


City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals (Hairdressing)
Units include cutting, styling, relaxing and hair extensions and combine Level 2 & level 3 skills

Duration:

2 years - This can be reduced to 18 - 21 months for people who work hard on their practical skills.

6 units to be completed plus the final unit (end point assessment).

PART 1:

Mandatory

Professionalism and values - Behaviours and communication - Safe working practices, all three are embedded within units. By the end point assessment you will be able to demonstrate the following: professionalism, a passion for the industry and industry knowledge, a commitment to quality, a positive attitude, working within a team and working under pressure.


Unit 201: Consultation

PART 2:

Mandatory
Unit 202 - Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
Unit 203 - Cut hair using a range of techniques to create a variety of looks
Unit 204 - Style and finish hair using a range of techniques to create a variety of looks
Unit 205 Colour and lighten hair using a range of techniques
Options - 1 optional unit to be chosen by the apprentice in liaison with their employer and training provider
Unit 206 Perming hair vUnit 207 Hair relaxing treatments and techniques
Unit 208 - Hair extension services
Final unit (end point assessment)

The final unit includes a synoptic practical assessment where the apprentice will demonstrate the skills required across the mandatory units and be questioned to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding, including professionalism, values, behaviours, safe working practices and consultation skills. You will need to be working towards Functional skills English and maths at level 2 to enter the gateway to achieve this qualification.

Price:

Apprenticeships are government funded for 16-18 year olds. 10% of the cost of training is passed to the employer which for hairdressing is £900.00 + vat, but these charges are waived for 16 - 18 year olds and are only due when an employer takes on 19+ apprentices.

The employer will also be asked to pay for retaking the end point assessment if the apprentice does not pass first time.

Entry eligibility requirements:

Entry Level 3 or higher, personal interview, employed by a salon - don't worry if you do not have a job right now as we have salons waiting to employ you.

L2 Hairdressing Apprenticeship

Advanced Apprenticeship in Hairdressing L3

The Advanced Apprenticeship has been designed for individuals wish to qualify in advanced cutting and colouring techniques and colour correction.
City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in hairdressing is also offered privately, for learners who are not eligible for a government funded apprenticeship.
1 day per week at the Academy, as the course progresses you will be assessed in salon*

Duration:

12 - 15 months. *Course can be tailored to your/your salon's needs via 1/2 day per week at the Academy in salon assessments. Duration: 14 – 18 months

Price:

Apprenticeships are government funded for 16-18 year olds.19+ learners may be able to access partial funding and will be required to meet some of the training costs. This qualification can also be taken on a private (self-funded) course at £4,400 with 20% discount for full payment in advance £3,520.00 Prospective students aged 19 or older can access a government funded loan which is not repayable until your earnings reach £21,000 pa. Call Carole for more information on 020 8461 3504 or follow the link: www.gov.uk/advanced-learning-loans/overview

Course Overview:

Practical training, theory input and assignments and on-line testing. Personal Learning & Thinking Skills, Employment Rights and Responsibilities, and unless you already have English & Maths GCSEs at A-C, Functional skills at level 2.

Entry eligibility requirements:

Personal interview, trade test, employed and building own column of clients The NVQ Level 3 can also be taken as a private (self-funded) course at £3,520.00 plus induction & registration fees. L3 Hairdressing Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship in Barbering Level 2

An Apprenticeship is the very best way to enter the barbering industry, and you earn whilst you learn! During your Apprenticeship you will be paid the National Minimum apprenticeship wage, or more if you are hardworking, have a positive attitude and a passion for your career.

Course Overview:

Practical training at your barber shop/Gentlemen's grooming salon for a minimum of 30 hours per week, and at the Academy 1 session per week Tuesdays at 4pm – 8pm. Your course will ensure that you learn about and understand your employment rights and responsibilities as well as your personal development, behaviour & welfare to enable you to work professionally within the salon environment on completion of this nationally recognised qualification.

Achievement of Functional Skills English & Maths at Level 1 will be required unless you hold GCSEs at 3 – 9 in these subjects.

Duration:

2 Years. This can be reduced to 18 – 21 months for people that work hard on their skills and progress.

City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals (Barbering) – 6 units to be completed plus the final (end point assessment) unit

PART 1:

Mandatory

Professionalism and values – Behaviours and communication – Safe working practices, all three are embedded within units. By the end point assessment you will be able to demonstrate the following:
professionalism, a passion for the industry and industry knowledge, a commitment to quality, a positive attitude, working within a team and working under pressure.


Unit 201 – Consultation

Part 2:

Mandatory:
Unit 202 – Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp
Unit 209 – Cutting hair using barbering techniques to create a variety of looks (3 parts)
Unit 210 – Style and finish men's hair
Unit 211 – Cut facial hair into shape (2 parts)
Unit 212 – Shaving services
Final unit (end-point assessment)

The final unit includes a synoptic practical assessment where the apprentice will demonstrate the skills required across the mandatory units and be questioned to demonstrate professionalism, values, behaviours, safe working practices and consultation skills

You will need to be working towards Functional skills English and maths at level 2 to enter the gateway to achieve this qualification.

Price:

Apprenticeships are government funded for 16-18 year olds. 10% of the cost of training is passed to the employer which for hairdressing is £900.00 + vat, but these charges are waived for 16 – 18 year olds and are only due when an employer takes on 19+ apprentices. The employer will also be asked to pay for retaking the end point assessment if the apprentice does not pass first time.

Entry eligibility requirements:

Entry Level 3 or higher, personal interview, employed by a Barbers or Gentlemen's grooming salon - don't worry if you do not have a job right now as we have salons waiting to employ you

Self-Funded Hairdressing Courses

Hairdressing NVQ L2 Diploma - Price £2,500.00

Barbering NVQ L2 Diploma - Price: £2,500.00*

*(price reduced where prior achievement of hairdressing units is held)

Advanced Hairdressing NVQ L3 - Price: *£4,400.00 Less 20% discount, if paid in advance.

Additional fees:

C&G's registration and certification: £150.00

Monthly payment plans are available on all the above course fees

Entry Requirements:

No formal qualification or previous experienced necessary but a good level of English together with a high level of commitment and enthusiasm to succeed within the industry are helpful. An informal interview with the course coordinator is necessary to assess your learning requirements.

Course Duration:

One year to complete the course, but can vary from learner to learner. We will support you to complete the course at your own comfortable pace. At your informal interview, the course tutor will be able to give you an estimate of how long the course will take to complete which will depend on your own learning and support requirements, and how much time per week you wish to commit.

Career Prospects / Progression:

This qualification may lead directly into employment in the hair and beauty industry as a stylist in a salon. It also provides suitable progression opportunities to further advanced studies such as Level 3 NVQ Diploma Barbering or Level 3 TAQA course.

Course Dates:

Unlike large colleges, we can be flexible with our dates and so our courses run throughout the year; so please contact us to discuss when you would like to start!

TAQA (Assessor) Award

For qualified hairdressers who are looking to be able to assess, either in their own salon or the salon they work in, or for people who are considering a teaching position.
The TAQA Assessor award is delivered in small groups and will take most people approximately 6 months to achieve and begins with theory and then moves on to practical assessment; we offer work experience at the Academy to ALL of our candidates.
Initial theory delivery takes place from 4.30pm on Tuesdays over a period of 5 weeks. You then progress at your own pace, attending the academy for one session per week to gain practical teaching experience at the Academy unless your salon has sufficient apprentices, where you will be assessed at your workplace.
You will have access to 1-2-1 support throughout your training by our dedicated TAQA lecturers, Amanda & Sue. Places are strictly limited for this course, so please contact us to register your interest now.

Next induction Price: £1,095

Monthly Payment Plans can also be arranged , price on application. Partner salons will receive a generous discount.

Course Dates: We are flexible with our dates; courses run throughout the year so please contact us to discuss when you would like to start!



TAQA

Salon Taster/After-School Sessions

Interested in a career in hairdressing but don't know how to start? Call Carole to book your Welcome Interview and join our After-School sessions on Tuesdays at 4.30 – 6.30pm and find out what it's like to be working in the hairdressing industry!

Price FREE! - Just bring a model please, they can be a friend or a family member

14-16 Specialist Vocational Training for school students

Shears can provide your school's Vocational training and GCSE Equivalent in Hairdressing & Barbering, Hair and Beauty and Customer Service to year 10 and 11 students who are interested in a career in the hairdressing, barbering, beauty and customer service / client care industries.

**After-School Salon Taster Sessions** Tues. afternoons at 4.30 – 6.30pm

School Students:

If you are interested in finding out more about how to begin your career in hairdressing, barbering, beauty and customer service call Carole NOW on 020-8461-3504

Schools and Local Borough Training Coordinators:

Please register your interest with Pauline Brooker, Shears Academy MD on 020-8461-5453.