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What career opportunities can this lead to?

Advanced apprentices may progress onto employment as a hairdresser or stylist, or other job roles in the hairdressing related industries. There is also the opportunity to progress onto higher education, such as a Foundation degree in Hairdressing and Salon Management or other programmes. There is also a good range of Continuous Professional Development courses related to working in the hair and beauty sector.

What are the entry requirements?

Entry is subject to interview and assessment. You will need to have relevant employment. In addition, you need to have 4 GCSEs at grade D / 3 or higher, including English and Maths or have achieved a Level 1 hairdressing qualification or have relevant experience* and be able to demonstrate ability equivalent to, or exceeding Level 1 in English and Maths.

*please call Apprenticeship Services on 023 8091 1226 to discuss

What does this programme involve?

The Advanced Apprenticeship in Hairdressing builds upon the skills and knowledge that is acquired at Level 2 and develops advanced creative skills as well as business skills. The Apprenticeship is the main progression route for those who have completed an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Hairdressing, but may also be suitable for those who have relevant qualifications and/or experience at Level 2 but do not
have a Level 3 hairdressing qualification.

The Apprenticeship includes the following mandatory core units: Creatively Cut Hair Using a Combination of Techniques, Creatively Colour and Lighten Hair, Provide Client Consultation Services

The list of optional units includes: Fulfil Salon Reception Duties, Provide a Variety of Relaxing Services, Hair Colour Correction Services, Provide Creative Hair Extension Services, Create a Variety of Permed Effects, Develop, Enhance and Evaluate Your Creative Hairdressing Skills, Provide Specialist Hair and Scalp Treatments, Contribute to the Planning, Implementation and Evaluation Of Promotional Activities, Contribute to the Financial Effectiveness of the Business, Cut Men's Hairstyles.

You will achieve a Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing. Unless exempt on entry, you will also achieve Level 2 Functional Skills qualifications in English and maths.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

You will be assessed on a continuous basis through a combination of knowledge and practical assessment activities, including assessment of activities in the workplace.

Your progress will be continuously monitored and supported by an Apprenticeship Officer.

Due to the current national reform of apprenticeships, the information detailed for this programme is subject to change. From Autumn 2020, apprenticeships will be delivered as a newly developed standard; details of these will be updated on our website as soon as the information is released. To discuss further, please contact the Apprenticeship Experts on 02380 911226.

What else do I need to know?

This apprenticeship has a minimum duration of 12 months but will typically take between 12 and 15 months to complete.

Apprenticeships are open to candidates of all ages above 16 years. If you are aged 19 or older, your employer will be required to co-fund the apprenticeship.

Dates for the diary

Our School Leaver open events are held each October, November, March and June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1299.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form from our printed prospectus or through our Information, Advice and Guidance team by telephone 023 8091 1299 or via email at

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team.

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Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
HAAP3 Eastleigh College 9/9/2019 Mon 09:00 – 17:30 36 Please Enquire Apply now

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Maddii, Hair & Media Make-up

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