Hairdressing and Barbering Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship

Hairdressing and Barbering

Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship

Your Framework(FR03859):

• Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing (City and Guilds)

• Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths

• Level 1 Functional Skills in English

• Employee Rights and Responsibilities

Entry Requirements: Applicants need to be a minimum of 16 years of age and working in a suitable role with a level of English and Maths at or above grade E.

Start Date: At any point Attendance: 30 hours of employment per week Duration: Normally up to 18 months

Framework Overview

You will be employed in a hairdressing salon and will have training opportunities both in the workplace and at College. This apprenticeship is ideal for people looking to progress in the hairdressing industry. The industry can be a diverse and exciting one, with career opportunities existing locally, nationally and internationally. Hairdressers need to be confident, with good interpersonal skills and have creative flair. This apprenticeship covers all the basics of hairdressing such as Shampooing, Conditioning and Styling Hair, Cutting, Colouring. There will also be options to learn about Promoting Products, Perming, Plaiting Hair and Reception Duties. You will also have the opportunity to participate in Matrix Colour workshops, a trip to a salon exhibition and compete in the annual creative hair show. You will be assessed practically in the workplace and in the College salons. All knowledge units will be assessed in College.

Next Steps

On completion of your apprenticeship framework you could consider an Advanced Apprenticeship in Hairdressing.

Student Case Study

Catherine Stanhope said: “Having completed my Apprenticeship at Level 2, I have gained lots of confidence. Working alongside my employer at the salon and going to the College on day release helped me learn all of the theory and practical skills. I have received great support from all of the hairdressing staff at the College and they have kept me on track with my apprenticeship. It has been great to learn and earn a wage at the same time, and completing Level 2 Hairdressing has given me the confidence to progress onto the Advanced Hairdressing Apprenticeship, so I can become more creative and open up new opportunities for my future.


Where an employer has less than 50 employees and is not liable to pay the Apprenticeship Levy, the training for Apprentices that are aged between 16 and 18 is fully funded.  For Apprentices who are aged 19 years or over at the start of their course, a one-off employer contribution fee is required.  (There is an incentive payment of £1,000 available for employers who are not apprenticeship Levy payers and who take on a 16-18 year old apprentice.  This incentive payment is payable as £500 after 3 months and £500 after 12 months).

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs associated with this training.

How Do I Apply

To complete an Apprenticeship, the Apprentice must be employed. To view and apply for the College’s live Apprenticeship vacancies, please visit the national apprenticeship website:, or alternatively if you are an employer wishing to employ an Apprentice please get in contact with us on 01473 382464 or email