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What career opportunities can this lead to?

Intermediate apprentices, with support and opportunities in the workplace, can progress onto the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Barbering. Intermediate apprentices may also progress onto other further education and/or Continuing Professional Development courses related to working in the hair and beauty sector.

What are the entry requirements?

You will need to have relevant employment in addition to 4 GSCEs at grade D / 3 or higher, including English and Mathematics or to have achieved a Level 1 hairdressing or barbering qualification or have relevant experience* and be able to demonstrate ability equivalent to, or exceeding Level 1 in English and Mathematics.

*please call Eastleigh College Training Agency on 023 8091 1226 to discuss.

What does this programme involve?

Barbering has a unique position within the hair and beauty sector, as it combines traditional skills such as scissors over comb and shaving, with new specialist techniques such as 2D and 3D sculpting. The Intermediate Apprenticeship in Barbering provides the fundamental skills and knowledge required for a successful and rewarding career as a barber.

The apprenticeship the following mandatory core units: Shampoo, Condition and Treat the Hair and Scalp, Develop and Maintain Your Effectiveness at Work, Cut Men's Hair Using Basic Techniques, Cut Facial Hair to Shape Using Basic Techniques, Dry and Finish Men's Hair, Create Basic Outlines and Detailing in Hair.

The list of optional units includes: Relax Hair, Perm and Neutralise Hair, Plait and Twist Hair, Temporarily Attach Hair to Enhance a Style, Colour and Lighten Men's Hair, Fulfil Salon Reception Duties

You will achieve a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Barbering. Unless exempt on entry, you will also achieve Level 1 Functional Skills qualifications in English and Maths.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

You will learn through a combination of on- and off-the-job training. You will attend college (Above Bar Training) on a day release basis and spend the rest of your time earning and learning in the workplace. You will be assessed on a continuous basis through a combination of knowledge and practical assessment activities, including assessment of activities in the workplace.

The Apprenticeship has a minimum duration of 12 months. The typical duration for a new entrant to the industry is 12 - 15 months.

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

What else do I need to know?

The apprenticeship is suitable for those who are seeking to start a career in barbering and for those who have some relevant experience but do not have a barbering qualification.

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Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
HBAPB Eastleigh College 12/9/2018 Wed 09:00 – 16:00 36 Please Enquire Apply now

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